The UK has a problem with the cold

Each year, thousands of people die preventable deaths because of cold weather and a 56 page report by James Lloyd for The Strategic Society Centre teases out the issues and makes some policy recommendations. It is thoroughly done and even contains a recommendation for CCGs to use telecare to monitor people (particularly those with dementia) at risk from cold. (Pages 5/45/52) Excess Winter Deaths, Winter Fuel Payments and the UK’s problem with the cold (PDF download) Hat tip to Melissa Daniells, Portsmouth.

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  1. Duncan Chambers

    It’s a pity this report is so light on references. CCGs will (I hope) want evidence to justify any investment. How does telcare monitoring of cold homes compare with simpler alternatives?