Reaching fuel poor families: informing new approaches to promoting take-up of fuel poverty assistance among families with children

Start Date April 2014
Completion Date September 2014
Grant Holders: The Children’s Centre and the Association for the Conservation of Energy
Main Contact Sarah Royston, Association for the Conservation of Energy
Email: sarah@ukace.org

Summary

‘Reaching fuel poor families: informing new approaches to promoting take-up of fuel poverty assistance among families with children’ is a collaborative project between The Children’s Society and the Association for the Conservation of Energy ACE).  It aims to review a range of fuel poverty schemes aimed at families, and conduct an in-depth evaluation of one specific scheme based in a children’s centre run by The Children’s Society. It will provide recommendations that will be implemented in this scheme, and inform a potential roll-out to other centres in future. It will also draw lessons of broader relevance to fuel poverty schemes aimed at families.

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The dynamics of bad housing on the living standards of children – evidence from the Families and Children Study (FACS)

Start Date April 2007
Completion Date August 2008
Grant Holders: National Centre for Social Research
Main Contact Matt Barnes
Email: m.barnes@natcen.ac.uk

Summary

A gathering body of evidence points to poor housing as a key driver of poverty and social exclusion and the debilitating effect overcrowding and poor housing conditions can have on children’s education, health and development. This project will use longitudinal data from a unique study of families with children to investigate the persistence and recurrence of bad housing over time and the impact of living in bad housing on children’s living standards.

The findings will be used to discuss the needs of families with children living in bad housing and the implications for policies designed to improve the outcomes of children in these families.

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