I am pledging to help end misery of cold homes in Wales. The most recent Excess Winter Death figures have just been released and show that 2,126 in Wales died needlessly of the cold last winter, an increase of 20.6% on last year. The WASH campaign aims to highlight the desperate and unsafe coping strategies being adopted across the UK due to the misery of living in fuel poverty. The charity says it rejects the idea this should be normal in a country as wealthy as the UK and much more can be done to end fuel poverty and ‘preventable’ excess winter deaths and ill health.
I am backing NEA’s Warm and Safe Homes Campaign to fight fuel poverty this winter. It is an important issue that we simply cannot ignore. Living in a cold home can lead to problems for families and many others including ill health, especially in those who are vulnerable such as older people, young children, and those with long-term sickness and disabilities. Read more “Supporting the Warm and Safe Homes campaign to help people struggling this winter”