What was 70+ Cymru?
The 70+ Cymru project aimed to tackle fuel poverty among older people in Wales. We did this by visiting homes and providing free advice and support on home energy saving techniques and housing improvements.
Over 75% of excess winter deaths occur to those aged 75 and above, and many of those are attributed directly to a cold home. Dementia, respiratory conditions and other illnesses are all exacerbated by cold temperatures. That’s why the work of 70+ Cymru was so valuable.
Who was it for?
The service was for anyone in Wales who was over 60 years of age and lived in their own home or privately rented.