Congratulations to Speakup co-researchers on the BWBH project who were presented with a Celebrating Inclusivity Award by National Energy Action (NEA) at their annual conference on 17th September 2018. The award was in recognition of the work Speakup has conducted to raise awareness of fuel poverty for people with a learning disability, as well as their work on BWBH. The Speakup researchers have developed a video summarising the BWBH project:
As part of BWBH we have interviewed 10 people with a learning disability about how they heat their home.
After measuring the temperature in their home, we have created some cards as part of the process of analyzing the interview data. We will be refining these cards to turn them into a resources developed to promote awareness of warm homes and energy efficiency for adults with a learning disability.
In October BWBH held two co-production workshops, facilitated by Dan Wolstenholme from the Translating Knowledge into Action (TK2A) theme of the CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber . Participants included the study team and a wide range of stakeholders from voluntary sector, learning disability advocacy groups, NHS England and Home Improvement Agencies.
The aim was to develop solutions to come of the problems identified in the study. The storyboards shown here summarize some of the challenges facing people with a learning disability when trying to keep warm at home. Potential solutions and ideas proposed by participants.are also presented. Thanks to Remi Bec from TK2A for the wonderful art work that captures the ideas so well.
Celebrating Inclusivity Award