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Surviving Winter

Surviving Winter
Helping Older People in Suffolk Stay Warm and Healthy This Winter

Unbelievable as it may sound, an average of 347 vulnerable people in Suffolk have died each year (2011-2014) from causes directly attributable to the cold and poor living conditions. The vast majority affected are over 65 years old.

This is the tip of the iceberg – almost 30,000 households in Suffolk live in fuel poverty. Many suffer in silence during the coldest months, often hidden from view, withdrawn from the world around.

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