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750,000 elderly people 'choose between food and heating'
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An estimated 750,000 elderly people are being forced to choose between paying for food and heating, a charity has warned.

A survey of 1,000 people aged 65 and over for Independent Age found almost half (43%) have gone to bed early to stay warm at least once, with an estimated 890,000 doing this often or every day.

Some 36% said they do not heat their home adequately in winter because of worries about paying fuel bills. Read more


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