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An older lady at home
Age UK is calling on the Government to reform its energy efficiency programmes to enable all older people to live in a warm home.

Each winter, one older person dies every seven minutes from the cold weather. Many of these deaths could be prevented if everyone lived in warm home.

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 keep warm in their homes.

What we’re calling for

Age UK is calling for the Government to:

  • reform its energy efficiency programmes
  • make energy efficiency a national infrastructure priority
  • commit to bringing 2 million UK low income homes up to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2020 and all 6 million low income homes up to EPC Band C by 2025.

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Download the campaign leaflet:

Warm homes campaign (PDF, 261KB)

Further information


Our Information guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. Factsheets are longer with more detail, and are aimed at professionals.

You can download other guides in our series from publications

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081