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.

How We Helped Clients

  • A free home assessment

  • Improvements where there is damp and condensation

  • Advice and tips on saving energy

  • Support to change tariffs or deal with fuel debt

  • Signpost to other specialist services and support 

  • Ensure heating systems and heating appliances were safe

  • Help to apply for benefits and grants that would keep homes warm

70+ Cymru Project Report

Care & Repair Cymru have published a new report that explores the successes and lessons learnt from two and a half years of tackling fuel poverty in Wales.

Find out more

Award Winning

The work of the 70+ Cymru Project meant Care & Repair was named Vulnerable Customer Support Organisation of the Year, at the Wales Energy Efficiency Awards 2023.


Unfortunately, the 70+ Cyrmu Project has now finished. To talk to us about the project and its impact in Wales, please email: enquiries@careandrepair.org.uk.

70+ Cymru - Project Leaflet

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