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A knitted warm home Knitting warm homes

19th Sep 2014

As part of our campaign for warm homes this year, we're asking you to knit a house for Age UK. Each winter 1 older person dies every 7 minutes from the cold weather. Many more older people become seriously ill due to living in a cold...


How our Warm Homes Programme is helping older people

18th Feb 2014

Age UK’s Warm Homes Programme, funded by E.ON, has been helping thousands of older people save energy, save money and keep warm and well.   19 local Age UK Handyperson services have been offering free home energy checks, giving top tips and installing...


Two men holding cold homes signs Cold Homes Week - a big thank you!

10th Feb 2014

Last week was Cold Homes Week, a week of action to raise awareness of the scandal of excess winter deaths and help secure warm homes and lower fuel bills for all. A big thank you to all of you who got involved and helped make the week such a success!...


How we're warming up Britain this Bobble Day

24th Jan 2014

Today is Bobble Day - part of our Spread the Warmth campaign. Taking part is so simple and great fun. All you need to do is get sponsored to do something warm! Thousands of people took part last year and many of them even got their stories in the...


Cold homes week It's Cold Homes Week - find out what it's about

3rd Feb 2014

3-7 February is Cold Homes Week. Find out what it’s about and how you can get involved. Cold Homes Week is a week of action organised by the biggest ever public campaign and alliance to end fuel poverty, the Energy Bill Revolution. Age UK is taking part...


Katrina running in the London Marathon for Age UK Wrap Up and Run - why you should take part

27th Jan 2014

Age UK’s Wrap Up and Run series of 10K races starts in March, with all money raised going towards our Spread the Warmth campaign. By taking part, you will be helping us to provide vital services to keep older people warm and well in winter. We catch...


An older lady adjusting a thermostat 3 steps for saving money on your energy bills

27th Jan 2014

27 – 31 January is Big Energy Saving Week. Find out about the hundreds of events taking place across the country and the 3 simple steps you can take to cut your energy bills.   Big Energy Saving Week is a national information campaign organised...


Camden Christmas party Age UK Camden's Christmas party 2013

21st Jan 2014

Christmas can be a difficult time for older people, which is why Age UK organises social activities to combat loneliness and isolation. Research commissioned by Age UK revealed that 450,000 people aged 65 and over faced Christmas alone last...


What is Spread the Warmth?

Read why winter can be such a problem for older people, and find out how we're helping - and how you can help too.

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Information for people in later life on how to stay warm and well in winter, including money advice.

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Knit a warm home for Age UK

Support our campaign for warm homes by knitting a house for Age UK.

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The story so far...

Spread the Warmth is now in its 3rd year. Read how we helped older people last winter.

How we've helped

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