I had the honour of visiting Ty Hafan’s children hospice in Penarth. Ty Hafan aims to meet all of the needs of life-limited children and young people in Wales free of charge.
The hospice and their staff are a real lifeline to children and their families in my region and beyond, so it was a real privilege to be able to spend a few hours touring the facilities and discussing the challenges organisations like theirs are facing due to the rising cost of living and energy crisis.
Ty Hafan have seen their energy costs increase to £500,000 per year compared to £100,000. This drastic change is deeply concerning particularly as this will also have a direct impact on the families of children with life-shortening conditions who rely on life-saving equipment 24/7 at home.
I look forward to developing the relationship between my office and Ty Hafan, and I echo their calls to energy suppliers in the UK to support families who rely on life saving equipment as a matter of urgency.