The Trustees of Eaga Charitable Trust are very pleased to announce a new grant award which they have made to the University of Sheffield for a research project entitled ‘Being Warm – Being Happy: Understanding Disability Fuel Poverty and Energy Vulnerability for Adults with a Learning Disability (AWLD)’. This mixed methods study aims to understand and characterise fuel poverty and energy vulnerability from the perspective of adults with learning disabilities.
Professor Angela Tod, Professor of Older People and Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sheffield, said:
“The Being Warm Being Happy project team are delighted to have been awarded this grant from Eaga Charitable Trust. The voice and experience of adults with a learning disability are under-represented in fuel poverty research and this funding provides a valuable opportunity to start to address that evidence gap. We look forward to conducting the study and sharing our findings.”
Further information on the project can be found here.