title: 'UK fuel poverty' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:
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- London Community Foundationís Surviving Winter 2012
- Fuel poverty 'Post Type':
A campaign to help older and vulnerable people get through the winter has been launched today. The London Community Foundationís Surviving Winter 2012 appeal comes as the government proposes a redefinition of fuel poverty. More than 25 000 elderly people die each year in the UK due to the cold - that's more than many other European countries. VoRís Tim Ecott spoke to Stephen Hammersley, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation Network, and asked him how many people are likely to suffer in the event of a cold winter.