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  • 1. Meeting the critical needs of older people Presentation by Vicky Witts Customer Information Officer Chorley Council Date 10 March 2011
  • 2. Mosaic mapping M59 O67 K49 M56 M57 M58 L54
  • 3. Circle of Need Figure 10, Fuel Poverty surrounded by its circle of needs
  • 4. Quick wins
    • ‘ Think warmer this winter’ programme of cold weather services
    • Awareness raising activity
    • Directory of services
  • 5. In need of Fuel Lacking healthy Food Having mental health Issues Being in poverty & debt Living in poverty Living in Unsuitable Housing Transient Housing Solution Inappropriately housed Landlord negligence Poorly maintained / insulated / heated housing Increasing global carbon footprint Vulnerable Older People Living in Fuel Poverty Personal choice / system barriers Home security / safety issues Area prone to crime In need of social care / support In social isolation Reducing quality of life Premature death Deteriorating physical health Living in cold and damp conditions Sedentary Life - style Vulnerable older people Global fuel supply Global fuel costs Global factors
  • 6. Ongoing pilot
    • Circles of Need as ‘knowledge architecture’
    • Consistent framework to pull together diverse leaning across topics
    • A holistic structure to needs - avoid lots of specific information but no bigger picture
    • Body of evidence to influence effective fuel poverty strategy
  • 7. Ongoing pilot
  • 8. Learning and outcomes
    • Some key findings
    • Outcomes:
    • Success of ‘Think warmer this winter’
    • Positive results from initial pilot
    • Future opportunities