Tackling fuel poverty in Northern Ireland - an area-based approach to finding households most in need

Date published: 15 August 2013

  • Author: Christine Liddell and Susan Lagdon
  • Publication: August 2013



Following the publication of Northern Ireland’s first independent Review of Fuel Poverty (Liddell, Morris, Rae & McKenzie, 2011), the Department For Social Development in Northern Ireland expressed an interest in exploring mechanisms for targeting Northern Ireland’s Fuel Poverty Strategy towards households most in need.

The University of Ulster responded to an open call for research proposals, published by OFMDFM’s Research Branch under the Equality and Social Need Research Strategy. The application was successful and funding was granted from the OFMDFM research budget, which enabled a targeting pilot to be launched. Funding commenced in early 2012, and this report comprises the final report on the project’s progress.

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