Winter brings many challenges that can exacerbate the crisis facing the whole health and care sector – and temperature is one of them.
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Interventions are needed to urgently prevent elderly and vulnerable people from putting their health at risk this winter, with temperatures inside some homes reaching as low as 5C last winter. 61% of people in December 2022 and January 2023 Lilli monitored were at risk from low home temperatures at some point. For some, this meant spending prolonged periods in homes where the temperature was below 10C, with some plummeting to 5C.
Data from all people using the Lilli technology shows 42% of days were spent at risk, with an average temperature of 14C. This is significantly below the minimum 18C recommended as safe for the general population by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UK authorities.
The risk is further evidenced by 1,000 people dying in England as a result of living in cold and damp homes in December 2022 alone. Lower-income households and those between the ages of 45 and 64 years of age were more likely to avoid putting on the heating, leading to calls for a social tariff on energy costs to alleviate the impact on vulnerable individuals.
With this in mind, Lilli has launched a Winter Care fund to support Local Authorities in identifying those at risk and reducing the risk to life due to plummeting temperatures.
Lilli will match fund any organisation that wishes to tackle the problem using a proactive digital solution able to spot declining temperatures, before people become at risk.
The new deadline dates for application submissions are as follows:
Submit application by next deadline of 11th Dec – Award confirmation by 22nd December.
Submit application by final deadline of 12th Jan – Award confirmation by 22nd January.
Download the application pack below.