- to build a database of care home locations across London;
- to quantify the impact of building form and physical properties on the climate resilience of London care homes (building vulnerability) based on the meta-analysis of outputs of existing housing research undertaken at IEDE using building physics-based models but specifically focusing, for the first time, on care settings;
- to analyse the socio-spatial vulnerability of climate disadvantage in these areas by using CASA’s spatial analysis expertise and publicly available resources, such as the ClimateJust initiative;
- to co-create a new research proposal by engaging with public health, social care and planning policymakers.
: what, who and when
A half-day workshop on Mapping Climate Disadvantage for London’s Care Provision is scheduled to be was held on the 10th May 2018 in central London. Built environment, spatial analysis and public health experts will be were invited to share their knowledge with other key stakeholders.
The objectives of the workshop areworkshop were:
- to facilitate dissemination of preliminary results of ongoing work under this research project,
- to share ideas and collect expert and stakeholder feedback relating to the development of equitable responses to climate change for ageing and elderly populations,
- to share best-practice knowledge for the mitigation of overheating risk in care homes with social care providers, outline required changes to existing inspection processes and map the potential costs associated with such risks and
- to identify possible partner collaborations, as this work will form the basis of a larger scale proposal.