For too many households in Norfolk, this winter could be one of the toughest, coldest and most worrying. Rapidly rising energy and fuel prices are likely to hit the most vulnerable households the hardest – those who rely on pay-as-you-go tariffs will find themselves at the sharp end of rising costs. Coupled with the increasing price of food and other essentials, this will lead to spiralling weekly household costs leaving many to choose between cooking hot meals and putting the heating on; between washing clothes and having a shower. Our local charities are also voicing their concerns about the surge in demand for their services, including access to emergency food and fuel bank vouchers.
The Eastern Daily Press are raising awareness of these issues this winter through their There with You This Winter campaign. They will be working closely with us to raise funds.