Council seeks views on value of fuel poverty referral schemes

Lewisham Council and SE2 Ltd are carrying out a research project to look at the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of fuel poverty referral schemes across the country. 


There is significant evidence about the link between fuel poverty and health. However, there has been little research into the most effective ways to develop and deliver fuel poverty referral schemes.


The Health of the Nation research project will explore many aspects of fuel poverty schemes – from their objectives, to how they target support, to the services they provide, to their use of referral networks, to their costs – to try and tease out factors which make schemes more likely to operate successfully and to deliver value for money.


The Council is interested in hearing from people and organisations who make referrals into local fuel poverty schemes and are inviting you to complete the survey by clicking the link below:


The survey should take about 30 minutes to complete. They are happy for you to provide information in other formats (eg, reporting spreadsheets) if it is easier for you.


If you would like to know more about the research, contact Sarah Fletcher on 020 8314 7234 or email: