Campaign for warm homesEach 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 around 1800 older people died from the cold weather in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

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 Barnsley keep warm in their homes.

That's why Age UK Barnsley 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 Barnsley 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 Barnsley is holding an event to help older people keep warm and well in winter. These include:

  • Winter Warmth Information Event on the 3rd February in the One Stop Shop on Eldon Street from 10am - 3pm

Contact details

For more information please contact us on 01226 776820

Further information