According to the Met Office, this spring is the coldest for 50 years. This makes our campaign work on fuel poverty all the more pertinent.
Age UK London is one of many organisations supporting the Energy Bill Revolution.
Many British homes were not built with energy efficiency in mind. Heat can escape through poorly insulated walls or cracks in windows. This makes it hard for some people to afford to heat their homes and they may suffer ill health as a result.
The statistics on fuel poverty are shocking, research has shown that: “On average, at least 7,800 people die every year from living in cold homes – more than four times the number of people who die on British roads.” (quote taken from www.energybillrevolution.org)
We’re asking the government to use funds from carbon taxes to pay for improvements that make homes more energy efficient such as better insulation and modern boilers. These changes will make it cheaper for people to heat their homes.
You can go online and sign the Age UK petition here Age UK Energy Bill Petition. With enough signatures we can help change this situation.
Your Local Age UK may be able to offer advice on fuel poverty.
In the meantime, take any steps you can afford to make your home warmer.
Get that boiler fixed, or get a reasonable double glazing quote from one of our Age UK London trusted traders.
Our online business directory lists traders by local area who have been checked out by the charity http://www.aubdlondon.co.uk/