Housing: Conditions in Rented Sector - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:25 am on 16 March 2023.

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Photo of Lord Campbell-Savours Lord Campbell-Savours Labour 11:25, 16 March 2023

My Lords, what additional consideration is being given to the millions of pensioners, many living in poorly heated social housing and rented property conditions, who, despite existing support schemes and fearful of escalating bills, appear unwilling to turn up the heat and too often suffer in silence? Despite the excellent work of charities such as Age Concern, should not further support be given to targeting this vulnerable group with sensitive advice and even government-sponsored visitor support programmes, perhaps through a multiplicity of agencies?