Now in its sixth year, the No Cold Homes campaign raises awareness of the extent to which people are struggling to heat their home. Last winter, we helped over 400,000 people gain access to the support available to them to help pay their energy bills. Research carried out by Turn2us in 2015 showed that 1 in 2 people were concerned about the cost of heating their home despite being in work, and 83% were unaware of the support available to them.
Event with energy companies
As part of the campaign's launch this December, Turn2us met with representatives from a wide range of energy companies and consumer organisations on the 6th December 2016 to discuss how to help people who are struggling or unable to pay their energy bills.
It was an important first step, as Simon Hopkins, Chief Executive of Turn2us, said:
"What we've seen today is significant because it is the first time that the sector has come together to say that they need to do more to get help to those who are most vulnerable.
“The energy sector has made huge progress in recent years, but what is clear is that without us bringing the support together in a clear way that people can access, the impact that we can have on those who most need help will be limited.
“The commitment from the sector to work with us to do that is an important first step, and we hope only the start of something much bigger."
Here is the Sky News report about the launch of today’s No Cold Homes campaign, where Simon talks about helping those in fuel poverty and Sarah-Jane talks about her experience of living in a cold home.
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