I’ve been approached by Action for Warm Homes. They are great Manifesto for Warmth which I fully endorse and support.
Insulating our homes, public buildings and businesses must be a strategic priority. In Dulwich & West Norwood it’s estimated that 3,514 homes or 7.9% suffer from fuel poverty. Although this is a smaller proportion than the London average in the 21st century no one should be living in fuel poverty.
It’s calculated that this fuel poverty has led to 30% of the 27 excess winter deaths in our area.
Lib Dems in government have ensured a million homes have been insulated so many more clearly need to be insulated. And just because a family isn’t in fuel poverty doesn’t mean they don’t have huge energy bills.
We must fight this for peoples health, social cohesion – people sacrificing other family budgets to pay for heating, environmental – we must reduce our CO2 emissions. But it is also a strategic priority. We don’t want to import more energy than we absolutely must.
Is your home fully insulated. You can also save money with climbers.