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Tackling the health implications of cold and damp housing in Scotland

Description

This project, which is supported in conjunction with NHS Scotland, seeks to illustrate through a series of case studies the different ways that the health sector in Scotland is responding to the problem of fuel poverty and its health implications.The project follows on from the publication of the Health Implications of Cold and Damp Housing – a training resource in June 2003. Almost one hundred health staff and health academics attended the training of trainers events associated with the resource and the case studies will describe how these participants have incorporated the resource in their area of work. The case studies will highlight aspects of good practice as well as potential barriers.The case studies will be published in June 2004 to coincide with the first annual updates of the training resource. Like the updates, the case studies will be available completely free of charge to all front line health staff throughout Scotland.