Fuel poverty charity warns of higher mortality rate due to energy crisis
Fuel poverty charity warns of higher mortality rate due to energy crisis Jan 24, 2023
National Energy Action (NEA) are warning of an increase of winter deaths after a recent study by the Office of National Statistics
The study shows that there were 13,400 deaths during last winter, between December 2021 and March 2022.
Of these deaths, NEA found 4,020 of them to be preventable.
These figures were taken when energy bills were half of what they are now, but they show that 45 people died per day in the UK due to cold homes.
With the current instability in the energy market, and over half of adults concerned about paying their energy bills, NEA warns that figures for this winter may show an increase to reflect much higher bills.
Hard-hitting cost of living
NEA states that those in multiple brackets of vulnerability are being disproportionately affected by fuel poverty.
This includes those on prepayment meters, many of which having trouble accessing support and are at risk of self-disconnecting.
With polls indicating that 88% of people are rationing their energy this winter, those struggling with energy costs are urged to reach out to their providers as soon as possible.
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