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Ebbw Vale family talk about going without food for fuel

Extra help for families struggling with hefty fuel bills isn't reaching enough people, according to an influential charity.

Save The Children said the energy retailers haven't put enough money into the Warm Homes Discount Scheme, which gives the poorest families a £120 discount on their bills.

Vanessa and Paul Ives, who live in Ebbw Vale with their two young sons, said they are finding it hard to cope with the cost of gas and electricity.

'One in four' face fuel poverty

  • 04 Jan 2012
  • From the section Wales