Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Old and Cold

2.5 million of elderly people spend their winters in one room to reduce heating bills .

2 million older Britons wear outdoor clothes indoors.

2.2 million turned off their central heating .

1 million cut back on their food shopping, to save cash.

Preventable winter illnesses claim the lives of 25,000 senior citizens each year

Anna Pearson, spokeswoman for the British Gas Help the Aged Partnership, said: "The government is literally gambling with people's lives."

1 comment:

ajohnstone said...

Thousands of pensioners may be left without heating as a result of a national replacement heating scheme for the elderlyin . It is known that some elderly people are being forced to borrow portable heaters to see them through the winter.