Creating Healthy Places in the North East: the Role of Fire and Rescue Services and Fuel Poverty Partnerships
Creating safer and warmer homes is an important social determinant of health. Public health moving back into local authorities has created opportunities to link excess winter morbidity and mortality to the fuel poverty agenda. New partnerships between specialist public health services and organisations, such as fire and rescue services, Citizen Advice and energy companies, can develop innovative solutions in response to this agenda.
The aim of this event is to bring together practitioners and academics from the NHS, public health, housing, fire and rescue services and local government to consider how we can work together to create healthier places in the North East.
The event will showcase the work of existing partnerships in County Durham, such as Safe and Wellbeing visits by County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue Service (CDDFRS) and projects developed through the County Durham Fuel Poverty Partnership. It will also provide a platform for participants to think about how this work could be more effectively linked with their own.
This event is being jointly organised by Fuse, Durham County Council, County Durham Fuel Poverty Partnership and the CDDFRS.