Published: 1st Jul 2020

Sustainable Housing Action Partnership (SHAP) has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to help tackle fuel poverty in the West Midlands.  10% of the population in the West Midlands, more than 280,000 households, live in fuel poverty, meaning that they do not have enough money to pay for heating or even to cook the meals they need to remain healthy. COVID-19 has hit those in poorer communities the hardest, meaning that over the next year these numbers are expected to rise. To help combat this, SHAP has launched a crowdfunding campaign which will enable it to continue to carry out vital research with stakeholder partners to help change the way local authorities support those suffering from fuel poverty. The funds will be used to work with organisations from the health, social care, construction and social housing sectors to develop a detailed roadmap which can be used by local authorities across the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)