In 2003, Davison had produced ‘Tackling the Health Implications of Cold and Damp Housing in Scotland – A Training Resource’, which was funded by Eaga Charitable Trust and supported by NHS Education for Scotland and NHS Health Scotland. This educational resource was aimed at raising awareness among frontline health workers in Scotland of the impact of cold and damp housing and enabling them to offer advice and guidance to clients
Key research Question
The case studies were intended to support the delivery of the earlier training package.
The purpose was to develop a proven resource that could be used to train health professionals to recognise fuel poverty and signpost households to sources of support.
Summary of activity
The training package was informed by consultations with frontline health workers and ongoing feedback and evaluation from participants. It covered a number of themes including the condition of housing in Scotland, the financial and health costs of poor housing and sources of further information and support.