Cold Homes Toolkit

We’ve been working with Cornwall Council to make toolkits to help Local Authorities and Health Trusts to tackle fuel poverty. Benefits include better standards of living, improved and more energy efficient houses, fewer avoidable winter deaths and reduces costs for the health, wellbeing and care services.

Based on good practice from across England, the toolkits offer useful insight on the most effective ways of working, along with helpful case studies, and useful resources.

You can download our local authority toolkit.

You can download our health professionals toolkit.

Watch our videos to find out more

Watch a video introducing cold homes toolkits.

Watch a video about how to develop and maintain a cold homes referral system.

Watch a video about how to identify people vulnerable to cold.

Watch a video about how to maximise income.

Watch a video about capital investment.

Help us evaluate

If you’re downloading either of the toolkits, please can you send us an email We’ll be evaluating the kits later this year and we’d like to get in touch to see if you found them useful.

All we need is your name, an email address and phone number.

If you have any questions or need any help please contact

What we're doing to help 

Read about Citizens Advice's work to set up housing and health referral services:

​​Warm homes, affordable fuel and healthy people: full report

Warm homes, affordable fuel and health people: summary report