Alliance MLA Trevor Lunn has today met the Chair of the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group to forward his plans for helping alleviate fuel poverty among older people. Mr Lunn organised the meeting to discuss his proposal that a fund should be set up to allocate money from those who are given a winter fuel payment, but do not need it, to older people who are in real need. He stated that those who can do without and those who do not collect the payment should donate it to a fund established and administered by a charity.
The Lagan Valley MLA stated: “I organised this meeting to continue the push for the establishment of a fund that people who can do without Winter Fuel Payments can donate to.
“Today’s meeting was very productive and I hope that we can collaborate to make life easier for older people during the winter.”