According to Age UK (formerly Help the Aged and Age Concern), more than 30,000 older people die every year from preventable causes over the winter months.
Michelle Mitchell, Age UK charity director, said, “The simple fact that the UK has one of the highest winter mortality rates in Europe – higher than even Sweden or Finland – makes it clear this is very much a home-grown problem.
“Behind these shocking statistics lie deep-seated social issues, such as 3.5 million older people in fuel poverty – a figure that could rise even further under the combined pressure of soaring energy bills and plummeting temperatures.”
Someday, we all have to meet our maker. Can you face him? This isn’t some bullshit from a climate model in 100 years. This is happening in the real world, right now.