Acting on fuel poverty

Are you in fuel poverty?

According to the official definition, if you spend 10% or more of your disposable household income on your energy costs, you are in fuel poverty.

The Turn2us website has more information on the factors that contribute to fuel poverty and the help that might be available to you, including useful tools such as the Turn2us Benefits Calculator and the Turn2us Grants Search tool.

You can also contact local support agencies:

Citizens Advice Gateshead - Call in or telephone 0844 2451288. The Advice Line is open between 10:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday or check the Citizens Advice Gateshead website.

Age UK Gateshead, 0191 477 3559.

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