Cold Homes Week – a call to action

The Energy Bill Revolution is the biggest ever public campaign to end fuel poverty. It includes an alliance of 180 major charities, businesses and unions.  Together we launched Cold Homes Week on 3 February 2014 to raise awareness about the suffering of the fuel poor and to get the support of politicians to make UK homes super energy efficient.

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The Big Tweet

To kick off Cold Homes Week we asked all of our petition signatories, Alliance members, their staff and supporters to send out one tweet on Monday 3rd February at 9am using #ColdHomesWeek

Mass MP Emails

Both through the Energy Bill Revolution website and via our Alliance, thousands of emails were sent to our MPs calling on them to bring down winter deaths and end fuel poverty. Send yours here

Selfies in Scarves

Scarves are a symbol of our campaign. We asked celebrities, MPs and the public show their support by tweeting pictures of themselves in scarves using #ColdHomesWeek. We had a great responseSend us a selfie

Statues Wearing Scarves

All over the UK statues donned scarves in support of our campaign. If you spotted one, send us a tweet. If not, scarf one up and let us know!

Burning Cash Day

Thousands of british families are losing out – We held this photo shoot in Westminster to hail our Burning Cash Day report. From this day forward millions could have stopped paying their gas bills, if only they’re homes were better insulated. Learn more or tell us what you think

Public Meetings

We will be holding major public meetings in London, Leeds, Manchester, Doncaster and Liverpool to discuss the energy bill and fuel poverty crisis. We’ve invited key ministers and we’re inviting you. More details to come.

Debate in Parliament

Many MPs support our campaign and want to see change. They held a big debate about fuel poverty during Cold Homes Week to discuss our ask. You can read the full transcript here

The Great British Knit Off & Parliamentary Reception

All over the country our generous supporters knitted scarves to give to their MPs to encourage them to take action on fuel poverty. We presented these and many other scarves to the very well attended reception held in parliament. Nearly 100 MPs arrived, including much of the Labour front bench to discuss our campaign, take photos and listen to speakers from Age UK, Barnardos and the Energy Bill Revolution. The reception was a great success and gave our Alliance of supporters the chance to have their voice heard.

Counting the Cost

Britain has some of the leakiest housing the Europe. This campaign aims to stop homes losing hundreds of pounds through poorly insulated homes. We will keep count of how much money we waste via a counter on our website.