Children and Fuel Poverty

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4245
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the Mayor study the findings of the Children's Society's latest report 'Through Young Eyes' and direct his RE:NEW programme to look at the issue of London children living in cold damp homes?

Answer

Answer for Children and Fuel Poverty

Answer for Children and Fuel Poverty

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My RE:NEW Support Team is already helping London boroughs and social housing providers to establish large scale domestic retrofit programmes which will include installing measures in homes with children living in cold damp homes.

I recently obtained funding from the Department for Energy and Climate Change for tackling fuel poverty. Two of the criteria for residents likely to be in fuel poverty and that could receive measures funded by the grant were:

       Households with children under 16 and on low incomes; or

       Families with children where the head of household is under 26.