Stuck at home in a cold home : the implications of Covid-19 for the fuel poor

Aimee, A, Baker, W, Brierley, J, Butler, D, Marchand, R and Sherriff, A ORCID: 2020, 'Stuck at home in a cold home : the implications of Covid-19 for the fuel poor' , People, Place and Policy Online, 14 (1) , pp. 2-5.

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Policies to address the impact of Covid-19 on low income energy consumers have rightly focussed on energy bills, particularly in the context of home confinement and increased energy consumption. In the longer term, however, we need policies to improve home energy standards. The evidence shows that higher standards reduce the risk of getting a respiratory illness, improve the health of those already with a respiratory illness, improve the ability of our immune systems to fight off illness and reduce the use of health services.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: People, Place and Policy Online
Publisher: Sheffield Hallam University : Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
ISSN: 1753-8041
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Depositing User: Dr Graeme Sherriff
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 12:53
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 04:49

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