Affordable Warmth and Health Impact Evaluation ToolkitAffordable Warmth and Health Impact Evaluation Toolkit
The UK Depertment of Energy and Climate Change shared 'Health and Affordable Warmth Evaluation Toolkit', which was developed in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy, and with oversight by experts in the fields of health and evaluation from a number of organisations, including Department for Health, Public Health England and a range of front line delivery organisations.
It is designed for use by local bodies delivering fuel poverty and health type schemes to make evaluation of the impacts of their schemes easier and more effective. It will enable them to illustrate links between the interventions they offer and improved health outcomes. It is structured to be flexible enough to be used by different types of schemes - and we know there is a wide wealth of activity happening at a local level. It will enable schemes to look at, and possibly improve, their delivery.
This toolkit was born out of conversations with local groups who said that, though they knew evaluation to be a useful and powerful tool to back up and validate what they were doing, it was something they didn’t always have the resources or expertise to carry out. This toolkit aims to help redress that situation.
It is free to use and does not require any specific expertise. As well as facilitating evaluation of individual schemes, DECC anticipates it will add to the growing body of evidence around the health impacts of living in a cold home and will help local schemes to unlock funding held at the local level.
Nicky Hodges, Zoe Redgrove, Phillip Morris, Kate Simpson, Molly Asher