This Advent, could you send a candle to your MP as a sign of hope that we can build a future where everyone can afford to heat their home?
This toolkit contains:
- Template letters to get you started on what you could write to your MP.
- A cut out template for a candle decoration, and suggestions of how you could make one.
- Guidance on how to host your MP on a visit to your Warm Space.
Thousands of churches, faith and community groups are hosting Warm Spaces this winter, where people who are struggling to heat their homes due to rising energy and living costs will be welcomed. They will be spaces of friendship and solidarity in the midst of a challenging time.
However, this is only a temporary response to an urgent need, not a long term solution to the challenges many are facing. We cannot lose sight of the reasons people in our communities need to access warms spaces this winter. We must call for action which ensures that households have enough to live, so churches and community groups won’t have to open Warm Spaces again next year.
In the Advent season, many churches light candles as a sign of hope. In a year when many are struggling to heat and light their homes, we hold onto the hope that justice and compassion can bring light in the darkest of situations.
By sending a candle and a Christmas card to your MP, you can highlight the issues people in our communities are facing this winter, and offer hope that together we can find a new way forward.
To find out more about our work on the Cost of Living Crisis, click here.