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Why UK-wide deep retrofit can improve health outcomes in an ageing population

In the article, Miller points out how poor housing has a direct negative effect on people’s health and increases the likelihood of residents experiencing fuel poverty, while standards of home energy efficiency remain low across the country.

He also reveals the extent at which older, disabled and otherwise vulnerable people are suffering as a result of inefficient housing, with inaccessibility another problem that needs to be urgently addressed.

Other issues raised include the need for the housing sector to decarbonise in line with the UK’s overall legal obligation to heavily reduce carbon emissions by 2050 and why retrofit should be key to achieving this, as well as how renovating the housing stock correctly will help society better adapt to ongoing climate change.

To read Miller’s piece in full, visit the Centre for Ageing Better website.