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325. No more deaths from fuel poverty

The following information appeared on my Facebook feed today and it makes grim reading, but I felt I needed to share it with you:

On the day the government reveals how many people died last year from the effects of fuel poverty, join Fuel Poverty Action and Reclaim the Power to demand ‘No More Deaths from Fuel Poverty: Energy Rights Now!’

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Raising Awareness

Whilst The Rich Get Richer The Poor Freeze: No More Deaths From Fuel Poverty

Every Winter, in one of the richest countries in the world, people die because they can’t afford to put the heating on.  Yet still fuel prices soar with the poorest expected to pay the most through thieving pre-payment meters. 342 more words

Fighting Back

This Winter a Pensioner Will Die From Cold Every SEVEN Minutes a New Report Reveals

Do you dread winter in a cold inadequately or entirely unheated home? Do you think it is wrong that in the sixth richest country in the world 10,000 people should die of the cold because they cannot afford to heat their homes?   1,576 more words

Human Rights



Army brought in to help CLEAR MIA —

as the second year of the Mini Ice Age bites cold and deep. 15 more words

Barack Obama

Do you know someone needing a little help staying warm this winter #Catford

We can help people identified as vulnerable to the cold and at risk of fuel poverty to stay warm and healthy during the colder months. 246 more words


The deadly effects of fuel poverty in the UK

Simon Read writes a sobering article in The Independent that each winter, one older person dies every seven minutes from cold weather. Even with a fuel poverty strategy that includes a winter fuel allowance, we are still seeing an impact that is surely unacceptable. 476 more words

Energy Efficiency

Older, not colder

The weather may still be relatively mild, but there’s no doubt that winter is just around the corner and for many older people, this is a huge worry.  319 more words

Older People