Sally McManus
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released statistics last week showing that 700,000 more families in the UK became fuel poor in 2009. This meant 5.5 million or one in five of all households needed to spend more than 10% of income maintaining an adequate level of warmth. Here Sally McManus introduces our study Health, Mental Health and Housing Conditions - crucial to evidencing the mental health impacts of fuel poverty.    

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Tags: Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007, fuel poverty, health and wellbeing, health, Winter Fuel Payment