Age needs one voice. Now it has:
Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern England and
Help the Aged in England.
Every winter, tens of thousands of older people in this country become seriously ill or even die as a result of the cold.
We need your help: winter is over, but we are still determined to keep campaigning for warmer homes and lower bills.
Exposure to cold is what causes most health problems in winter – and our homes are the places where we spend most time. What a difference it would make if all our homes were warm and well insulated.
It doesn't have to be like this: with better insulated homes and greater understanding of the need to keep warm, other much colder countries have lower death rates. Age UK is campaigning to prevent this costly and preventable tragedy.
We've joined with other charities and businesses in the Energy Bill Revolution campaign alliance. Together we're calling on the Government to use the money it is getting from our carbon taxes to make our homes super energy-efficient.
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Join the Energy Bill Revolution to help make homes warmer
Tackling energy prices is important – but the most cost–effective, long-term solution is to invest in energy efficiency – things like loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation and draught proofing.
Energy-efficient homes use less fuel because it's not being wasted. Investing in home energy efficiency would also lower energy bills, reduce carbon emissions and create UK jobs.
If you'd like more information about Age UK and the Energy Bill Revolution before you get involved, you can read our Frequently Asked Questions
Or download our full report The Cost of Cold which outlines why older people's health is particularly at risk during cold weather, and why energy efficiency is so important.
If you're one of the thousands of people who have already signed up - thank you!
Can you now take the next step and email the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change?
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