The cancer charity Macmillan has warned that around 27,000 cancer patients in the UK could be in debt as a result of falling behind on their energy bills.
A survey of 535 people who have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years found that:
- 5% of respondents are currently in debt to their heating provider
- 54% are worried about the cost of heating their homes this winter
- 30% have had to turn off the heating in the last three months to save money
- 34% have put on outdoor clothes indoors to keep warm
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