Energy tips for the Elderly, from Confused. com
The elderly MUST take advantage of what is being offered to them.
Cardiff (PRWEB) November 27, 2009
According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, there were an estimated 36,700 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2008/09, an increase of 49% on the previous year and the greatest number occurred in people aged over 85.
Gareth Kloet, Head of Energy Prices (http://www. confused. com/gas-electricity) at Confused. com comments: 'I am shocked and saddened to see such a terribly high number of elderly Britons dying from the cold. Whilst there is a huge amount of pressure on energy providers to reduce the cost of energy, it's unlikely that prices are going to fall before the cold weather sets in, if at all. There are nevertheless already measures in place to help the elderly keep warmer this winter and it's vital to take advantage of them. '
- Join up to the Priority Services Register or your suppliers alternative version
- Take advantage of free loft and cavity wall insulation
- Check whether you fall into the fuel poverty category
- Set up a direct debit if possible
- Engage with your provider
For further information please contact:
Press office, Confused. com: 02920 434 398
Gareth Kloet, Head of Energy Comparison (http://www. confused. com/gas-electricity) at Confused. com: 02920 434 268 / 07966 722 063
Notes to editors
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