Understanding carbon monoxide risk in households vulnerable to fuel poverty

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January 2018 | Juliette Burroughs (NEA) This research investigated the relationship between fuel poverty and carbon monoxide (CO) risk in households on low incomes and in vulnerable situations. Over the course of two heating seasons (October to April) in 2015/16 and 2016/17 NEA collected data from 349 households, targeting those on low incomes and with… Read more »

Sutainable Multi-Storey Communities

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September 2017 | Newcastle University and NEA Overview of the interdisciplinary multi-storey research communities project

Impacts of energy-efficiency investments on internal conditions in low-income households

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April 2017 | Wouter Pourtinga, Shiyu Jang, Charlotte Grey & Chris Tweed, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University Improving the energy efficiency of the housing stock may bring multiple positive health gains through improved indoor temperatures and reduced fuel consumption. This study used a multilevel interrupted time-series approach to evaluate a policy-led energy-performance investment programme…. Read more »

Cold homes, fuel poverty and energy efficiency improvements: A longitudinal focus group approach

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April 2017 | Charlotte N. B. Grey, Tina Schmieder-Gaite, Shiyu Jiang, Wouter Poortinga from Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University and Christina Nascimento, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University Cold homes have been identified as factors in health and social inequalities. Research on fuel poverty and the health impacts of affordable warmth initiatives have to… Read more »

The short-term health and psychosocial impacts of domestic energy efficiency investments in low-income areas: a controlled before and after study

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January 2017 | Charlotte N. B. Grey, Shiyu Jiang, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. Christina Nascimento, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. Sarah E. Rodgers, Rhodri Johnson, Ronan A. Lyons, Farr Institute, Swansea University Medical School, Swansea University. Wouter Poortinga, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University & School of Psychology, Cardiff University Research suggests that living in fuel poverty and cold homes contributes… Read more »

Energy (In)Efficiency: What tenants expect and endure in private rented housing

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December 2016 | Aimee Ambrose, Lindsey McCarthy, James Pinder This research sought to afford tenants a voice in the urgent debate about energy (in) efficiency in the private rented sector. This was primarily achieved through 48 in-depth interviews with tenants in Hackney and Rotherham. It was revealed that tenants face considerable barriers to seeking help with cold homes… Read more »

A minimum income standard for the UK in 2016

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Authors: Abigail Davis, Katherine Hill, Donald Hirsch and Matt Padley (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) Published: July 2016 This report is the 2016 update of the Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom, based on what members of the public think people need for an acceptable minimum standard of living. Download

Relationship experts: Behaviour change and home energy coaching

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Authors: Rachel Lilley, James Cass and Bob Jacques ( Ymlaen Ceredigion in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Aberystwyth University) Published: June 2016 This research from Ymlaen Ceredigion in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Aberystwyth University, looks at the role that human behaviour plays in energy efficiency and how adapting these behaviours is as crucial… Read more »

Money on your mind

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June 2016 | Money and Mental Health Policy Institute Money and Mental Health is the new Policy Institute set up by Martin Lewis to tackle the toxic relationship between financial difficulties and mental health problems. Today Money and Mental Health launch their flagship report Money on your mind. This is the largest study of its kind, drawing… Read more »

Preventing excess winter deaths and illness associated with cold homes

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Author: National Institute for Clinical Excellence Published: April 2016 This quality standard covers preventing excess winter deaths and health problems associated with cold homes. It includes people of all ages, and takes into account that some people are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the cold, such as people with cardiovascular or mental health conditions, young children and… Read more »

 
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