Welfare Reform, Disabled People and Fuel Poverty

Carolyn Jane Snell, Mark Alistair Bevan, Harriet Rosalind Wand

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There is limited evidence that explicitly considers the relationship between fuel poverty and disabled people. Additionally, within English policy, disabled people are treated as a single group with homogenous needs, despite highly varied needs and eligibility for support. Given this gap in knowledge the paper investigates the relationship between fuel poverty and disabled people in the context of policy change. The paper reports research on: the extent of fuel poverty amongst households containing disabled people; the relationship between tenure, disability and fuel poverty; and the relationship between fuel poverty policy support and disabled people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-244
JournalThe Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
Issue number3
Early online date24 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • fuel poverty
  • disability
  • welfare reform

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