Health risks of cold homes: data sources

Guidance to support public health teams and housing professionals in the prevention and management of the health impacts associated with cold homes.


Data sources to support local services tackling health risks of cold homes

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This guidance will:

  • help local areas to estimate the number of people who may be at risk of cold-home-related death and illness in a particular population, using a range of housing, vulnerability and health indicators
  • help local areas to identify individuals who may be at risk of experiencing health effects associated with living in a cold home, using data on housing and personal characteristics, as well as opportunistic approaches

It is aimed at:

  • public health teams
  • housing professionals
  • others who have a role at local level, in reducing harm due to cold homes
Published 15 January 2019