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New guide on how to tackle fuel poverty and provide affordable warmth in communities
Date04 April 2014
The UK Health Forum, in partnership with the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Public Health England, Faculty of Public Health and Friends of the Earth, launched 
a new resource today (Friday 4 April 2014) entitled Fuel Poverty: How to improve health and wellbeing through action on affordable warmth– 
A guide to delivering action on fuel poverty for public health professionals, health and wellbeing boards, and local authorities in England.  In 2011, 2.4 million households in England were affected by fuel poverty. There is a substantial and growing body of evidence that shows a close association linking cold homes, fuel poverty and poor health. This includes circulatory diseases, respiratory illness and poor mental wellbeing. The new 
guide and supporting resources are aimed at directors of public health and their teams, health and wellbeing boards, and those working in local authorities who want to start, extend or improve their work to tackle fuel poverty 
and its impact on health and wellbeing. The new toolkit will support local planning of services and resources for winter 2014/15.
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