In the UK there are points of heating for local residents who cannot pay for heating

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In the UK there are points of heating for local residents who cannot pay for heating

In many cities in the UK, "heat banks" have recently appeared - a kind of analogue of the Ukrainian "points of indestructibility", where people come to warm themselves and take a hot shower. This is written by the American newspaper The Washington Post.

The main reason for the appearance of such points is the energy crisis, which has become a direct consequence of the anti-Russian policy of the West. Now more and more Britons find themselves unable to pay rising utility bills. Housing and communal services have not previously been cheap in the United Kingdom, but now they have become generally unaffordable.



Heating and hot water cost the most. People try to heat apartments less and take hot showers less often. At home, many Britons do not take off their outer clothing because of the cold. Now the monthly electricity bill in the UK is $200. This is twice as high as a year ago. But in April 2023, a further increase in the cost of housing and communal services is expected, as some subsidies that were introduced for a limited period will cease to operate.

British "heat banks" (warm banks) are usually opened in churches, theaters, libraries and other public places. In some of them, people are given the opportunity to take a hot shower and wash clothes and other things. The clergy say that the number of parishioners in churches has at least doubled with the onset of cold weather.

Many people come to the “heat banks” for free food: here they can treat them to tea, pour a bowl of hot soup. The main part of visitors to such points are pensioners, the disabled, the unemployed, representatives of low-paid professions and other most socially vulnerable groups of the population.

According to British sociologists, in the last year the country has faced the most significant decline in the standard of living of the population in several decades. The British are now $10 poorer on an annualized basis than those in Canada, France or Germany. But the anti-people British authorities are not going to revise their foreign and economic policy.
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    1. +10
      December 17 2022
      Can't be . This is England. They're lying, they're definitely lying. They have democracy and prosperity there. They eat caviar with wheelbarrows
      1. -2
        December 17 2022
        yes, yes, and these now, like the military-industrial complex, will launch kaaaak! Yes, they cannot warm their population. They know only about the media agenda and tolerance
        1. +6
          December 17 2022
          Yes, there have always been similar points, there are homeless people everywhere, even here.
        2. +7
          December 17 2022
          Yes, it happens every winter.
          For the homeless, heating points are equipped and you can eat there.
          There may be more such "visitors" this winter, no one hides that a lot has risen in price.
          But we must take into account that many homeless people do not want to! look for housing.
          Naturally, there are those who may never have worked.
          I myself spoke with one, though in Germany, he does not want to live in an apartment.
          In Germany, everyone has the right to a roof over their heads. You just need to move your ass, apply to the relevant authorities, and they will arrange a person.
          After all, many people know the saying: You can't even pull a fish out of a pond without difficulty.
          1. +8
            December 17 2022
            You just need to move your ass, apply to the relevant authorities, and they will arrange a person.
            It's about the same in England. And they will give you a grant. The problem is that it is enough either for living or for booze / drugs. Not enough for both. I personally knew those living for years on benefits, they didn’t particularly complain.
            1. +2
              December 17 2022
              Yes, here you have to choose yourself, booze, or live in more or less human conditions.
              All these charitable institutions and foundations are ready to help, but before that, everyone must decide for himself what his priorities are.
              As the saying goes, you can give a man a fish and feed him, or you can give a net to catch it.
              1. +3
                December 17 2022
                you can give a net to catch it
                Now the street is minus, and the local "homeless" quickly migrated to pre-obtained winter apartments Yes . I myself heard a beggar at the store (permanent - his site) talking to someone on the phone - so and so, yes, he lives in my hut in a free room belay .
                1. 0
                  December 17 2022
                  I myself heard a beggar at the store (permanent - his site) talking to someone on the phone - so and so, yes, he lives in my hut in a spare room belay.
                  rents a room to a Ukrainian? laughing request
                  1. +3
                    December 17 2022
                    rents a room to a Ukrainian?
                    Didn't specify. Most likely, a drinking buddy is a person of Anglo-Saxon nationality.
        3. 0
          December 19 2022
          Yes, they cannot warm their population.

          In general, the author had to indicate the minimum payment and compare it with Russian salaries, then there would be understanding. Also, the weather is like in October, there is no snow, today the temperature in London is 13 degrees during the day and 10 at night, so they freeze for you.
          In France, the salary of a student seller is 1800 euros, in England the minimum salary is 1600 pounds, which is equal to 127047 rubles. Also in the EU, unemployment benefits are higher than the average salary in the Russian Federation. Let's take pity on the poor Europeans.
      2. Two
        -3
        December 17 2022
        hi The bastards are in disguise! Like "the last without salt eat up ..."
      3. +1
        December 17 2022
        In any state, to a greater or lesser extent, we are the army of the population. From this, the shaves will not fall apart. Just think, a couple of three or five thousand outcasts and more losers will die from the cold. Who is worse off for this? Authorities? Business? State? Yefim (John, Smith) died, and to hell with him.
        Several thousand more pensioners will die in our country, what, from this FIU, the authorities, the state will become worse?
        Just rejoice...
    2. +1
      December 17 2022
      People try to heat apartments less and take hot showers less often.



      In addition to SARS and the crown, Europe will soon get to the plague and the Inquisition, DEMOCRACY that you wanted, history repeats itself.
    3. +1
      December 17 2022
      All the same, Hohlosaurus is transmitted by airborne droplets. Building fences, destroying industry by cutting off gas and glorifying it, now here are the heating tents. A happy life has come: in the winter they warm themselves in the church, in the summer they will cool.
      1. 0
        December 17 2022
        And all that is just to stop helping all sorts of scumbags, from Bandera to Dudayev. And send money to the elderly, the poor. It's simple, Harry
      2. -1
        December 17 2022
        A happy life has come: in the winter they warm themselves in the church, in the summer they will cool.
        will cool off in the rivers and bathe. History repeats itself.
    4. -3
      December 17 2022
      in our area, barrels of oil and antifreeze are sold in the store (if cho) foil, of course, not those that were used in the USSR for "sap", but for the first time it will do ... I would send ... but, sanctions. .. you understand.
    5. +7
      December 17 2022
      God, we have housing and communal services, they are getting cheaper, day by day .. They are not as expensive as in the UK, but they are "cheaper", you don't even remember when they were "more expensive" for the last time .. smile
      1. +1
        December 17 2022
        Something like a "negative reduction in price", but it's good that while they keep the price of gasoline and diesel fuel, it is not known how much longer this will be.
        1. 0
          December 17 2022
          How is it holding? Slowly climbs up. Despite the fuel in the country, heaps.
      2. -11
        December 17 2022
        God, we have housing and communal services, they are getting cheaper, day by day .. Not as expensive as in the UK, but "cheaper", you don't even remember when they were "more expensive" for the last time .. smile
        let them rise in price. I opened the tap with water at home "to the full" with a hum, so to speak. I call my wife, go look - dear Russia, I say, we can afford it.
        And let the geyropa save, the Japanese can be said to bathe in their own shit. And all why? My grandfather shed my blood so that his descendants live well and happily. (Yes, and millions of other grandparents) Yes and these fascists - Nazis crap one's pants and lost the war. And their descendants freeze and bathe in their own shit.
        1. +6
          December 17 2022
          And their descendants freeze and bathe in their own shit.
          Be honest, do you believe it yourself?
          1. -6
            December 17 2022
            Be honest, do you believe it yourself?

            Good morning. About swimming in your own shit, I meant, first of all, Japan, the country that lost in the 2nd World War. Bathing in turns, a few colors added. So this is not a question of faith, but only facts. hi in Italy, not everything is good with fresh water.
            1. +4
              December 17 2022
              in Italy, not everything is good with fresh water.
              Well yes laughing I remembered how one general of the forum tried to prove to me that there is no sewerage system in London Yes
              1. -1
                December 17 2022
                Well, yes laughing I remembered how one forum general here tried to prove to me that there is no sewerage system in London yes

                And they decided to keep silent about Japan. lol politically correct. laughing Why Japan? Because Japan is often cited as an example in Russia. God forbid I always answer to live like in Japan. To work all my life, not to see life, to swim "in my own shit" and die in the forest of suicides.
                Somehow I'll "suffer" my mother in Russia. lol
                1. +1
                  December 17 2022
                  And they decided to keep silent about Japan.
                  Because I consider the very statement about "bathing in the house" regarding the third economy in the world and one of the world leaders in life expectancy to be stupid. I personally knew only one Japanese woman - she traveled (at her own expense) to 45 countries, being a nurse. And being older than me (and not badly so, not a year old) looked younger.
                  die in the suicide forest.
                  Echoes of samurai culture - death instead of dishonor.
                  To work all my life, not to see life
                  Pralna Yes Let the tractor work, it's made of iron smile and I'm with a beer at the telly. And then we think, what is wrong with the economy? Everyone wants to receive, not work.
                  1. -3
                    December 17 2022
                    I personally knew only one Japanese woman - she traveled (at her own expense) to 45 countries, being a nurse. And being older than me (and not badly so, not a year old) looked younger.
                    Let's hope that she feels happy because of this.
                    regarding the third economy of the world and one of the world leaders in life expectancy.

                    I wrote above, it is important how to live. At work...? Are the people of Japan happy with this? (rather a philosophical question) very doubtful...
                    Let the tractor work, it's iron smile and I'm with a beer at the telly. And then we think, what is wrong with the economy? Everyone wants to receive, not work.
                    everyone wants to earn, but you can get something else - something else ... lol
                    And so yes:. ".. on the collective farm, the horse worked the most, but did not become the chairman ..."
                    1. +2
                      December 17 2022
                      what matters is how you live. At work...?
                      You can, like the Qataris, in an air-conditioned villa built by imported Indians. But for this, many factors must coincide, and after the depletion of subsoil resources, return to camels and tents. And so it is necessary to work, so it is more reliable.
                      everyone wants to earn
                      But work, apparently, is far from everything.
                      1. -3
                        December 17 2022
                        built by brought Indians
                        Here's another "great economy" laughing , where only 200 million people know what a toilet is, caste ... will not work again.
                        and after the depletion of subsoil resources, return to camels and tents.
                        Ah this already fantasies, divination on coffee grounds. Then, following your logic, India will become colonies again, maybe ...
                        And so it is necessary to work, so it is more reliable.
                        everyone wants to earn
                        But work, apparently, is far from everything.
                        Yes, you tell the Europeans, especially the Greeks, otherwise they overworked. lol certainly not a Russian person to talk about labor, working in a hot meth shop. plant. This is not a steering wheel of a taxi.
                        1. +3
                          December 17 2022
                          you tell the Europeans
                          The Germans, the British and the French (and not only) create products for which the whole world is in line. Greeks-EU milked. To each his own.
                          won't go again.
                          I am skeptical about the Indian economy. Not Japan.
                          fortune telling on coffee grounds.
                          Forecast of the Swiss commissioned by the Qataris. There is nothing but gas. Even the sand is useless.
                        2. 0
                          December 17 2022
                          Have you decided to arrange a dispute with a manual man ?! winked
            2. 0
              December 17 2022
              You're not an incarnation of Meehan-Gonzalez-... and a hundred hundred other nicknames, by any chance? Painfully the style of stupid yelling is similar.
        2. 0
          December 17 2022
          Quote: Michael0221
          I opened the tap with water at home "to the full" with a hum, so to speak. I call my wife, go look - dear Russia, I say, we can afford it.

          Just don't drink from the tap. With a probability of 90% for the gastrointestinal tract, nothing good will happen. Then, instead of being proud because there is water in the tap, you can end up in a hospital.
          Quote: Michael0221
          the japanese are in their own shit... ...pooped their heads...
          ...bathing in their own shit

          It seems that you love this topic ... So many times to write about it ...
          1. 0
            December 17 2022
            Just don't drink from the tap. With a probability of 90% for the gastrointestinal tract, nothing good will happen. Then, instead of being proud because there is water in the tap, you can end up in a hospital.
            Quote: Michael0221
            the japanese are in their own shit... ...pooped their heads...
            ...bathing in their own shit

            It seems that you love this topic ... So many times to write about it ...

            Well, you’re just a joker like Evgeny Smekhopanoramyan. lol where is this water? In what region? Or country? I have a good one: "... drink whatever you want, wash whatever you want ..."
            1. +1
              December 17 2022
              Quote: Michael0221
              In what region? Or country?


              And yet, you need to understand that the quality of water in this infographic does not take into account the deterioration of water supply networks, from which rust gets into the water.
              1. 0
                December 17 2022
                By the way, recently on the local (Russian) TV channel I again saw a story about disgusting water in the next settlement and explanations of our officials ...
              2. -3
                December 17 2022
                My region is green. What about yours?
                1. +1
                  December 17 2022
                  Your region is not the whole of Russia. In general, the situation with water is rather deplorable. Also, gasification is not everywhere in the country. But you and your wife are probably also admiring the burners turned to the maximum.
                  1. -4
                    December 17 2022
                    But you and your wife are probably also admiring the burners turned to the maximum.

                    Well, as long as you have gas in Khokhlostan, admire it ... for now ... lol everything is clear to you...
                    1. +1
                      December 17 2022
                      Quote: Michael0221
                      Well, as long as you have gas in Khokhlostan, admire it ...

                      It doesn't look like your water is very good. Here are the consequences. Apparently - on the brain.
                      I don’t understand how in the 21st century you can be proud that the water comes from the tap. Moreover, in Russia (with the exception of some regions), there have never been problems with the availability of water.
                      1. -4
                        December 17 2022
                        I don’t understand how in the 21st century you can be proud that the water comes from the tap. Moreover, in Russia (with the exception of some regions), there have never been problems with the availability of water.
                        You are either not very smart or not very smart. But rather, both. And with a sense of humor, so in general ... And he wrote about the economy of gay Europeans and other countries. That we Russians can afford not to worry about every drop of water (and everything else from the resources), that practically unlimited resources allow us to do this.
                        1. +1
                          December 17 2022
                          Quote: Michael0221
                          And with a sense of humor...

                          Is it really humor - to open a water tap and stare at him with his wife? Well, let's talk about Africa. There is even more pressure on water. And what's so funny about saving what different countries have in insufficient quantities? Will you be pleased if a person with a developed intellect jokes about what he has, and you are forced to do without it?
    6. +1
      December 17 2022
      In a moment, the Bolt Cutter will come and explain that everything is ok in Albion, because everything is fine with him, which means that the others too.
      1. +3
        December 17 2022
        Bolt cutter will come
        Good morning! With earnings slightly above average, everything is fine with my wife - a monthly bill for gaslight for a kopeck piece is approx. 110 pounds - this is one average shift of work with an average qualification of a worker. The fact that tea, soup and showers are offered at the heating points indicates that we are talking about charitable homeless people (in fact), who open here every winter in the same places. I have already written about 550 pounds of gaslight subsidies. Even if you live in social housing, you don’t have money for heating, you need to drink less. Yes, what to drink, having quit smoking, you can keep the boiler turned on around the clock. And for the low-earning, sorry, you need to become more earning. Something like this.
      2. +1
        December 17 2022
        Friends live, do not complain. Yes, the communal has risen in price, but not critically, it has not fallen in price here either.
      3. +2
        December 17 2022
        Well, in general, the news was presented in the right context for our propaganda, in fact, they have been opening similar points every winter for 10 years, or even more, for the homeless, where they can come to warm up, drink tea, wash, etc.

        That is, in fact, pure charity.
    7. -1
      December 17 2022
      “heat banks” appeared - a kind of analogue of the Ukrainian “points of indestructibility”
      They correctly called it, how is London without a bank. Maybe over time we will again see London described by Ch. Dickens in his books, for example (I remember it from childhood): "The Adventures of Oliver Twist"? Dark, dirty, cold, hungry, dangerous.
    8. +3
      December 17 2022
      In England, not all highly paid jobs. Yes, and 37% of housing was built in the last century, when the issue of energy saving was not raised. A house made of wild stone is certainly beautiful, plus there is a fashion for winter gardens. But this is for the rich, as it turned out now. only $ 1200 per thousand cubic meters is not so expensive anymore. Of course, it’s not happy, but they pay compensation, but of course, as always, not 100% of the price increase. winter will think to separate or not.
      1. +4
        December 17 2022
        In England, not all highly paid jobs
        Working for minimalk you will receive 356 pounds per week (40 working hours) on hand (or more, depending on your tax rate).
        1. +3
          December 17 2022
          And after you give money for renting housing, utilities and paying for the road, 800-900 pounds will remain. These are pennies for England. But working in England, and spending pounds in Russia is a sailor's dream. You don't pay utility bills.
          1. 0
            December 17 2022
            . 800 - 900 pounds. This is a penny for England.
            This is the minimum. I have already quoted the gas + electricity bill per month (110f) The prices for food are about the same as in Russia (often cheaper). It’s not enough for a car and Canary Islands, but even here it’s not a problem - earn more. In addition, low-earning people can get practically free social housing.
            1. +1
              December 17 2022
              And how does this social housing look like, I need it, a black man lives through a bulkhead in a neighboring apartment.
              1. +2
                December 17 2022
                And what does this community look like?
                Two-room apartment (if one or a couple), often with a private balcony or terrace. Often in good areas (built back in the 70-80s). No worse than apartments rented by private owners. In Dover, for example, balconies overlooking the sea, a high-rise building right by the beach.
    9. 0
      December 17 2022
      It is necessary to hang televisions at these points on which Zelensky will speak - to ask for pennies and that the British be patient.
    10. 0
      December 17 2022
      "Anti-popular British authorities" author-->author-->author -->author it burns like arc welding! We are increasing housing and communal services and the prices of everything have been increased in general, but it is clear that this is another matter !! Is our power popular? So?
    11. +2
      December 17 2022
      What do I care about small-shaven people and hedgehogs with them?
      If we have on the federal channel "Russia" Igor Nikolaev and Kristina Orbakaite came out in costumes of these colors.
      They performed the song Pugacheva. I. Nikolaev is still broadcasting: "We were preparing, we thought what we would wear." am
      Russia can never be broken, it can collapse from within
      1. PC
        -1
        December 17 2022
        With these, everything is clear for a very long time. With any power, they will be in chocolate. But where are the supreme id..you looking?
    12. +1
      December 17 2022
      Extra confirmation that Svidomo brain is contagious.
    13. 0
      December 17 2022
      Quote: Ghost1
      for the British to be patient.

      ... but rather a clown so that they don’t endure.)
    14. PC
      0
      December 17 2022
      The most important thing for the British government is military assistance to Ukraine. There is no time to think about our citizens.
    15. +2
      December 17 2022
      Anti-popular British authorities...

      And in what countries are there many people's authorities now?
    16. +4
      December 17 2022
      Every year this news is written, if you go through the original links, then these points are for the homeless, who have been open for at least ten years already, but of course we have been served that London is freezing, everyone is sitting at bourgeois women.
    17. for
      0
      December 17 2022
      People try to heat apartments less and take hot showers less often.

      In the next entrance, a woman (80 plus) has not bathed for the 2nd month, it's cold.
    18. 0
      December 17 2022
      The support factor for Ukraine, like the seasons, brings with it not only migrants, but also their economic problems.
    19. -4
      December 17 2022
      Freeze, freeze the wolf tail! laughing
      And let everyone know that they lived well at our expense!
    20. +2
      December 17 2022
      Ale příští rok tak dopadne celá Evropa. Myslím si, že proti Ruská politika je ve většině zemí Evropy tlačena jen debilními politiky na čele států, kteří se snaží lidem vnutit nenávist k Rusku, aniž by měli k tomu důvod. Záminkou nenávisti je válka na Ukrajině na kterou je informační embargo, ale i tak má každý možnost si zjistit, že Rusko na Ukrajině zasáhlo oprávněně, když Bandera na Ukrajině bezdůůdně vra.
    21. British "heat banks" (warm banks) are usually opened in churches, theaters, libraries and other public places. In some of them, people are given the opportunity to take a hot shower and wash their clothes.

      ***
      - Laundry in the library, take a shower in the church - a common thing ...
      ***
      1. -2
        December 17 2022
        Well, why exaggerate like that, we had and still have all the almshouses, at the church, and not in it.
    22. -2
      December 17 2022
      Comrade Britons are on the right path!
    23. +4
      December 17 2022
      Quote from: filibuster
      Well, in general, the news is presented in the right context for our propaganda.

      I agree, pure propaganda. Someone understood, someone "hooked")))
    24. 0
      December 17 2022
      Will eat more to survive the cold:

    25. -1
      December 17 2022
      "Heat banks" ... Why not "points of indestructibility" (British)?

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