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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Warm homes campaign (PDF, 261KB)