Know Your Rights

MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many fuel poor households were helped through your Know Your Rights campaign over the winter period?


Answer for Know Your Rights

Answer for Know Your Rights

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As previously stated, Know Your Rights is a benefit take -up campaign  aimed at encouraging older people to claim Pension Credit and other benefits to which they may be entitled. By increasing incomes it may have benefits for fuel poor homes, allowing them to more easily pay their energy bills. However, due to focus of this programme on benefit uptake and the significant resource required to assess and identify fuel poor homes, this programme does not measure the number of fuel poor households it reaches directly.