Can you help us to spread the warmth this winter? Over 50,000 households across Sussex live in fuel poverty; not having enough money to pay for heating their homes as well as other essentials such as food and rent. The impact on families’ health and wellbeing is huge, but no more so than during the cold winter months when costs rise.
This year the situation is even more serious, with the cost of living crisis and huge rise in energy bills leaving families with the terrible choice between heating their homes and eating, or paying for essential items like school uniform. The families we support are mainly housed in social housing with prepayment meters, where each unit of energy costs around 10% more than for those who can pay by direct debit, which adds further disadvantage to their already difficult lives.
Our families are not eligible for the Winter Fuel Allowance, and the additional energy payments being made this year will not cover their essential outgoings. If you are able to spare some, or all, of the winter energy payments you will be receiving this year, please could you donate this to us so that we can pass it on to the families who need it most?