'It can get so cold that when the heating isn’t on you can see your breath'

This winter, two million families – with 3.8 million children – are struggling to pay their energy bills. For more than half of these families (1.3 million), at one point or another, this struggle has become too much and they have fallen behind on their bills. Tania, shares how her family is caught in a debt trap.

Today’s heating-support announcement is a big step forward

While today’s news is good, it is vital the Government makes the Warm Home Discount automatically available to all families with children who are living in poverty

Show some warmth

Sign our petition - ask energy companies to show some warmth to children in families facing energy debt.

'Debt causes stress, which causes anxiety, which causes mental health problems'

As part of our Debt Trap campaign, we spoke to Jessica (that's not her real name), a single mum who is also a community activist, volunteer and heavily involved in her local parents’ forum. She and her three children - a 16-year-old daughter, a 14-year-old son and an eight-year-old son - live in a three-bedroom flat.

Children suffer as energy companies fail vulnerable families in energy debt

Energy companies are failing huge numbers of families struggling with energy debt, causing parents to feel intimidated and damaging children’s health

Show Some Warmth: Energy debt and families

Almost a million children are living in families in energy debt - and their health is being damaged.