Each winter, one older person dies every seven minutes from the cold weather. Many of these deaths could be prevented if everyone lived in a warm home.
Last winter many older people died from the cold weather in Faversham & Sittingbourne.
The Government's flagship energy efficiency programmes, the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the now closed Green Deal, have not gone nearly far enough to help older people in Faversham & Sittingbourne keep warm in their homes.
That's why Age UK Faversham & Sittingbourne is calling on the Government to reform its energy efficiency programmes to enable all older people to live in a warm home.
Such an approach would not only improve older people's health and wellbeing and save lives; it would also bring down consumer bills and lift hundreds of thousands out of fuel poverty.
How you can help
If you would like to help older people in Faversham & Sittingbourne to keep warm in their homes, please join the campaign.
By joining the campaign, you will also have the opportunity to enter a competition to win a fabulous short break in a warm home - a luxurious cabin set in breath-taking British woodland.
Local events and Activities
Age UK Faversham & Sittingbourne are holding a Winter Information event to help older people keep warm and well in winter.
- Friday 4th December 2015
- Alexander Center, Faversham
- 10am to 2pm
For more information please contact Sharon Fillary on 01795 532766