The Campaign

Soaring gas prices are causing misery for millions across the UK. The average energy bill has almost doubled since October 2021, and analysts predict bills won’t fall below pre-COVID levels until at least the end of the decade. 

While global energy prices are resulting in eyewatering bills, years of government neglect on home insulation has left us particularly vulnerable. The UK’s homes are the among the leakiest in Europe. When we heat leaky homes, the warmth escapes through our walls, ceilings and floors. The result? Higher bills, wasted energy and more climate-wrecking emissions for no good reason.

Our Petition

Please click the link to our petition to have a read through the asks and add your name! (link)

We’re calling for:

  • Urgent support for people dealing with sky-high energy bills. Far more help is needed – through price guarantees, targeted extra payments and fair energy pricing.
  • A new emergency programme to insulate our heat-leaking homes. Upgrading our homes with insulation is the cheapest and easiest way to permanently reduce our bills and cut emissions.  
  • An energy system powered by cheap, green renewables. To end the need for expensive and polluting gas in the long term, we must move to a homegrown, renewable energy system.

Whats next?

We’ll be crafting quilts with local partners to engage our MPs and share why we want warm homes for all. Join us on Saturday 14th October during our Monthly Mend Club where we will be making a start on the squares for the quilt, register to join in via Eventbrite (link)

To get our MPs’ attention on the United for Warm Homes Day of Action, we’re going to do something a bit different. We’ll be using craftivism (crafting plus activism) to create an eye-catching community quilt.

The community quilt will show the diverse and heartfelt support for the campaign from people and organisations across your constituency. Each square will be decorated by local people, showing why they want warm homes that don’t cost the Earth.

We’ll finish our quilts on the Day of Action and invite our MPs and the local press to attend our events. This will be our opportunity to show them the local support for the campaign through both the quilt and the petition signatures we’ve collected.

On Saturday 18th November, communities will be demanding insulation and standing with those affected by fuel poverty. We are joining the day of action with an event 12-4pm at the Doreen Bazel Hall, 1 Goldington Street, NW1 1UG