According to research by Age UK tens of thousands of older people living in park homes are putting their health at risk as they struggle to keep warm over the winter, due to the high cost of heating this particular form of accommodation.
At a recent Parliamentary event Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, gave his support to the Charity’s new campaign which is asking the Government to roll out a specific energy efficiency scheme to help park home residents reduce their heating bills and keep warm and well over the winter.
“There are a number of sites in Ellesmere Port and Neston and I know many older people really enjoy living in park homes across our area. But the very high energy costs and lack of insulation means temperatures can get very low in many of these properties over the winter months, leaving residents struggling to keep warm.
“Park home residents need support to bring their homes up to modern day energy efficiency standards to enable them to stay warm affordably over the winter. To achieve this, I fully support Age UK’s campaign calling on the Government to provide a specialist energy efficiency scheme for park home residents. This way they can continue to living in their homes without jeopardising their health and wellbeing”.