Take action against fuel poverty deaths and welfare cuts – 25th Nov

If we can’t heat our homes, we have a right to warm up in any public building – including Parliament.  We have a right to express our sadness, anger and solidarity with those who have suffered or are suffering. 
On Wednesday 25th November, we will find out how many thousands of people died last winter because they couldn’t afford to heat their homes.   Join Fuel Poverty Action and Lambeth Pensioners Action Group (LAMPAG) to take action in parliament to show support for those who have died.  Come inside to WARM UP, and speak out to MPs, demanding an end to the unacceptable death and misery caused by fuel poverty! No more deaths from fuel poverty: Reverse all cuts to vital services, social housing, insulation and welfare!


We’ll be meeting at 10am in College Green (now known as Abingdon Street Gardens), Abingdon Street, SW1P 3JX, before heading into parliament together to ‘Warm Up’ and speak-out!   (Please note there could be a longish queue to get through security.)
‘Join’ and share the facebook event herehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1498126847182481/
Things to bring:  

  • if you like, a letter to your MP: contact FPA for a model letter
  • your experience, to tell them and others about how fuel poverty kills, and its impact on your life or the lives of your friends and neighbours
  • A shawl or small blanket to keep cosy in the lobby — also useful to keep warm outside if you’d like to join the National Pensioners Convention release of black balloons to mark these winter deaths statistics.
We are expecting the death toll last winter will be the highest for 15 years, due to a cold winter, outrageous energy prices, low wages, welfare cuts, and cold, damp, mouldy homes. It is anticipated 15,000 people died from fuel poverty in 2014. 
On the same day, George Osborne will be delivering his autumn statement, laying out further devastating cuts to welfare and other public spending – guaranteed to lead to more deaths, more illness and more misery.
If you have mobility needs, would like a buddy for the day or would like to enquire about us possibly subsidizing your travel fare for the day, please get in touch by email: fuelpovertyaction@gmail.com