Age Cymru is calling on the UK Government to roll out a specific energy efficiency scheme for people living in park homes.
Living in a park home – a static mobile home – is a popular lifestyle choice for many older people. It is estimated that there are over 100,000 older people living in park homes across England and Wales. Park homes have advantages for people in or approaching retirement, however they can be less energy efficient and more expensive to heat than other types of properties.
Many park home residents are on fixed incomes and their only hope of support with heating their home is accessing one of the UK Government’s energy efficiency schemes.
However, with the Green Deal now closed and ECO contributions from energy suppliers typically insufficient to cover the full cost of heating systems, there is very little support available to park home residents.
Age Cymru is calling on the UK Government to roll out an energy efficiency scheme specifically tailored to park homes residents, which would enable them to reduce their heating costs and keep warm and well in winter.