2.28 million households in the United Kingdom are thought to be in fuel poverty. In Kingston this equates to 6,020 households (9.4% of the total housing in Kingston). Through its effects on residents and the people around them fuel poverty can lead to poor health and a decreased quality of life. Nationally it has been highlighted as an area of importance with several key documents including, “Building Better Lives”, “The Marmot Review”, and “The Cold Weather Plan” highlighting aspects of fuel poverty.