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Age UK back our affordable warmth scheme

by jamesbaker on 7 March, 2015

Home Care

Age UK have welcomed the affordable warmth scheme that I proposed at this year’s budget Council, commenting they said:

“Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are delighted that Calderdale Council have decided to focus on the issue of affordable warmth. Age UK estimates that one older person dies every 7 minutes from cold-related illness during the winter months and many more become seriously ill, so it is an enormous problem. With so many older people suffering unnecessarily in the cold, it’s vitally important that there is investment in preventative measures and making homes warmer and more energy efficient.”

I’m so pleased that as the Council’s affordable warmth champion I’ve been able to secure a budget for this scheme. Insulating the homes of the most vulnerable in Calderdale  will help save lives, and reduce the pressure on our local NHS who have to deal with preventable admissions to hospital.

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