Masters of Research dissertation: A qualitative analysis of the perceptions and experiences of fuel poverty amongst young adults

Completion Date : September 2015
Grant Holders: Masters student: Danielle Butler. Supervised by Dr Graeme Sherriff, Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit, University of Salford
Main Contact : Dr Graeme Sherriff.
Email: g.sherriff@salford.ac.uk

Summary

Fuel poverty literature to date has widely focused on vulnerable demographic groups such as the elderly, families or those with long-term illnesses or disabilities. One demographic group that remains largely absent from the evidence base is young adults. Research has highlighted that young adults may fail to acknowledge or recognise that they are living in conditions indicative of fuel poverty, subsequently failing to take up targeted support. This piece of qualitative research aims to explore the experiences, attitudes and perceptions of fuel poverty among adults aged 18 to 24 who live independently in Salford. It is hoped that the outcomes of this research will help to inform future policy on how best to target support towards a young adult population.

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