Health and the Family

Fuel poverty affects each individual family member in different ways. Read below to find out how their health can be impacted by fuel poverty. 21.5% of all excess winter deaths are attributed to those in the coldest homes – these deaths are avoidable

Cold and Children

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The cold can affect children’s health in many ways such as:

Weight Gain

Increased risk of asthma

Increased hospital admissions

Cold and Teenagers

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The cold can affect Teenagers health in many ways such as:

Mental Health

Social Stigma

Increased risk of respiratory diseases

Cold and Adults

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The cold can affect adult’s health in many ways such as:

Well-Being

Physical Health

Mental health

Affects those with pre-existing conditions

Cold and the Elderly

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The cold can affect the health of the elderly in many ways such as:

Increased risk of morbidity

Physical health

Mental health