The Cold Home Crisis – The role of the housing sector
|Date:||20 November 2017|
|Time:||14:00 - 16:00|
Dysons Chambers 12-14 Briggate
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There are currently around four million UK households in fuel poverty, struggling to heat their homes to the level needed to stay warm and comfortable. Health impacts caused by cold homes predominantly relate to cardiovascular and respiratory problems. Low temperatures also diminish resistance to infection and encourage damp and mould growth in the home. Cold indoor conditions have also been linked to poor mental health resulting from anxiety and stress.
Social isolation can be exacerbated where the home does not present a welcoming environment and there is evidence that cold homes can reduce educational development. Advice, support, and practical heating and insulation improvements can help address all of these problems.
However, in a time of budget cuts, reduced funding and capacity across all sectors can make achieving this difficult. The NHC, in partnership with National Energy Action (NEA) would like to invite you and your colleagues to this FREE MEMBER ROUNDTABLE to discuss:
- an introduction to National Energy Action and how they can work with the Housing Sector to achieve affordable warmth.
- health and innovation programme overview.
- fuel poverty Initiatives from different local authorities and registered providers across the North and what has worked.
- general advice and good practice.
This roundtable is for NHC local authority and registered provider members, those working in poverty, fuel poverty, health and wellbeing, community involvement and environmental and energy teams.
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Bookings are closed for this event.