Start Date: October 2017
Completion Date: February 2019
Grant Holder: University of Sheffield
Main Contact: Professor Angela Tod, Professor of Older People & Care, School of Nursing & Midwifery
There is very little evidence of the nature and extent of fuel poverty in adults with a learning disability (AWLD). This mixed-method study seeks to address that gap.
To understand and characterize fuel poverty and energy vulnerability from the perspective of AWLD.
- To conduct interviews to understand the experience and risks of fuel poverty from the perspective of AWLD.
- To compare the rates of FP in households in which AWLD reside relative to households in which adults with other forms of disability reside and the general adult population.
- To identify the implications for policy and practice through consultation and co-production.