Following a report yesterday by NHS Providers which warned health and social care services face even more stark challenges this winter than the last, National Energy Action (NEA) is calling on Chancellor to provide emergency support for heating repairs and replacements to help prevent loss of life and help reduce the pressure on health and care services this winter.

Our call comes after our own warning last month that there were are many as 1724 extra deaths during the Beast from the East (22 February to 3 March 2018), across the UK the number the number may even be as high as 2000. Our report was picked up widely in the national media with write ups in The Sunday Times, The Sun on Sunday, The People, Daily Mirror, The Scotsman, Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Express and Sunday Mail. In addition, last week, we released a new report on how the health and housing sectors can work together to tackle cold-related ill health. See: The “Under one Roof” report was published at a conference hosted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Health and Social Care as part of Great Green Britain Week.

See our PR from today here: