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Durham University

Built Infrastructure for Older People's Care in Conditions of Climate Change (BIOPICCC)

News & Events

Adapting to Climate Change in Health and Social Care: Mapping Future Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Risks

Tools to Support Local Level Resilience Planning and Improve Outcomes for Older People

In association with the Adaptation and Resilience to a Changing Climate Coordination Network (ARCC-CN)

9th May 2012, Durham University

Following the launch of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (UK CCRA), this workshop brought together local authorities (including public health, social care and resilience fora) and representatives from the health, climate change and environment sectors to explore how outputs from the Adaptation and Resilience in a Changing Climate (ARCC) Programme can feed into, and inform, the National Climate Change Adaptation Programme, local level resilience planning, Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and the new integrated health and wellbeing strategies.

Drawing on experience from the BIOPICCC and Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW) projects, the event demonstrated new ways to identify, model and map:

  • Weather-related hazards including heatwaves and floods using the latest climate change projections
  • Vulnerable groups of older people using demographic projections
  • Key infrastructures supporting the delivery of health and social care services including hospitals and GP surgeries and utility networks

An electronic copy of the report, programme, panellist biographies and presentations are now available to download:

BIOPICCC Dissemination and Networking Event

21st October 2011, King’s College, London.

The BIOPICCC Team were pleased to welcome representatives from six Local Authorities, currently trialling aspects of the prototype BIOPICCC toolkit, to a dissemination and networking event in London.

Electronic copies of the presentations are now available for download below:


Climate Change, Risk and Resilience: Lessons for Health and Social Care Cross-Sector Symposium

In association with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the Adaptation and Resilience to a Changing Climate (ARCC) Coordination Network 21st October 2011, Kind College London.

The report summarising the discussions is now available to download below. Any comments or additional examples are very welcome. Please email Katie Oven:

Presentations from the meeting can be downloaded below: