Each 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 6,600 older people died from the cold weather in the South East.
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 Mid Hampshire keep warm in their homes.
That's why Age UK Mid Hampshire 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 Mid Hampshire 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.
For more information please contact the Winchester office on 01962 871712 or the Andover office on 01264 354425.