Our energy system is broken. People across the UK are paying sky-high bills and feeling the brunt of living in poorly insulated homes. But the solutions already exist. Find out what we're campaigning for and how we'll win.

05 Sep 2022

The energy crisis has made one thing clear: our housing stock and energy systems are broken. Without rapid, meaningful action, we’ll face continuous hardship. That’s why United for Warm Homes is calling for: 

  1. Urgent additional financial support to keep people warm. Even with the government’s price freeze, energy bills are still far too high for millions of us. As the price of food and other essentials continues to rise, too many people will be pushed into rationing their energy use this winter and living in cold homes. We need more targeted support to keep people warm and well.   
  2. A nationwide insulation programme. Upgrading homes with insulation is the cheapest and easiest way to permanently reduce our bills. But most people can't afford it. We need governments across the UK to roll out an emergency programme of insulation and energy saving measures now, starting in neighbourhoods where fuel poverty is highest. 
  3. Permanent fixes to our failed energy system. Our energy system currently prioritises massive fossil fuel company profits over meeting people’s basic needs. Everyone deserves a warm home, and there’s no good reason we can’t all have one. By powering our homes with cheap and clean renewables and guaranteeing everyone the energy they need to live comfortably, we can ensure no one is left in the cold. 
A man in protective eyewear installing insulation in a sunny loft
Man installing insulation via Getty

How we’ll win  

The pandemic showed us that strong and united communities can support each other through even the toughest times. 

That’s why we're supporting people up and down the country to set up local campaigning hubs, bringing communities together to help support one another with the impacts of soaring energy costs and demand the right to a warm home. 

Whether you're worried about keeping up with rising bills, passionate about renters' rights or concerned about climate change, we’ll help you find others in your local area and start your own campaign.

And by linking these campaigns up across the country, we can build a national movement that’s too powerful to ignore.

We’ll use our growing base to mount pressure on all political parties in the run-up to the next general election. And we’ll make sure our leaders know that to get elected next time, they need to commit to urgently fixing our energy system so it works for people and planet.

Together we can win the fight for warm homes that don’t cost the earth.