Research to identify which low income households are the most vulnerable from living in cold homes and therefore are likely to be in the greatest need of a home energy efficiency intervention.
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The project identified several risk factors for the harmful effects of living in a cold home.
- older adults
- young children
- households with someone who is disabled or have a long-term limiting illness
- respiratory or circulatory disease
- mental health problems
The research made recommendations for how a new energy efficiency scheme could be implemented in order to best target those who are most at risk of the effects of living in a cold home.
Projections for how many eligible households could receive improvements were made, given a variety of available annual budgets.