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.
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 North Tyneside keep warm in their homes.
That's why Age UK North Tyneside 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 North Tyneside 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 North Tyneside is holding a number of events and activities to help older people keep warm and well in winter. These include:
- Keep Fit activities
- Lunch Clubs
- Age UK North Tyneside's Men's Group
For more information please contact Age UK North Tyneside on 0191 280 8484.