Major Home Insulation Charity – Energy Action – welcomes Government announcement that Fuel Allowance will double for Cold Snap

March 1st, 2018

Energy Action, the Dublin-based charity that insulates the homes of vulnerable people, has urged families and neighbours to check in on older people living nearby to ensure that they have sufficient heat and food in their homes during the current cold snap.

Energy Action CEO, Brian Mc Sharry emphasised that ‘a visit from a family member, friend or neighbour can be a lifeline for vulnerable people. Bringing heat, food or medicine to a home can save a life’.

He said that: ‘Energy Action welcomes the Government’s announcement this morning that the Fuel Allowance will double for a week for its recipients to help cover the additional costs of heating homes during this cold snap’.

 

Advice for vulnerable people

  • Keep your living room and bedroom warm throughout the day. Set your heating to 21 degrees at least, or 24 degrees if you are not able to move around.
  • Make sure you eat well
  • Stay indoors if possible while the weather is bad
  • Stay in contact with your family, friends, and neighbours
  • Dress warmly, with layers of clothing
  • If you live alone and feel ill, let someone know
  • Put extra blankets or duvets on your bed.

 

 

Editor’s Note:

Energy Action is a Dublin based registered charity that provides a free home insulation service to vulnerable people. In addition, Energy Action advocates on behalf of people living in fuel poverty and hosts an annual fuel poverty conference. This year’s conference takes place on Thursday 29th March at Croke Park conference centre.

Contact: Brian McSharry, 087 635 0398

                Charlie Roarty, 086 261 1693

                Padraig Yeates, 087 260 5297

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