People Are Urged To Help As Many Struggle To Pay Energy Bills
Published: 8 December 2010 By MoneyHighStreet Staff Leave a Comment
With the freezing weather coupled with recent rises in energy prices, many will struggle to pay their energy bills and people across Britain are being urged to help their local community.
Some 4.6 million households were struggling to pay their energy bills by the end of last year, with many of these being households with single people over the age of 60.
That said, fuel poverty is not just restricted to the elderly. Around a quarter of single person households under the age of 60 are also living in poverty.
It really can affect any household and carries with it potentially dangerous health risks.
One of the ‘big 6′ energy suppliers, EDF, are urging communities, with their Safe Warm and Well programme, to look out for those at risk in their neighbourhood.
So what can you do to help?
In the following video, Ian Scott from WRVS, a charity helping older people, offers practical and useful advice on how you can help prepare their homes for winter.
Even if the home is not modern and fuel efficient, there are things you can do to help keep your neighbours safe, warm and well this winter.