Fuel poverty in Scotland
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  • 2011-07-25T13:43:00.000Z
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  • <p>In this first course, you will be hearing and reading about the issues faced by people living in poverty in Britain in 2000. This is intended to give you an understanding of what poverty is like from the perspective of the people themselves, both in terms of the experience of living on a very low income, and some of the effects this has had on their lives. One of the biggest problems facing people living on a very low income is how to afford adequate heating.</p><p>A particular aspect of poverty and social exclusion featured in this course is the struggle to keep warm. It is a struggle that many people all over the UK face, especially in Scotland where the audio clips were recorded. The winters in Scotland can be particularly severe, and winter deaths are disproportionately high when compared with other parts of the UK. A low income combined with poor housing can easily drive people into debt, as well as ill health. In the audio clips, you will hear from people who have experienced fuel poverty, and from people who are trying to ameliorate and eradicate fuel poverty in Scotland.</p><p>The audio clips were recorded in 2000.</p><p>Participants in the audio clips:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li><b>Helen Robinson</b> is the presenter;</li><li><b>Angela Yih</b> is a member of Age Concern, Scotland;</li><li><b>Jacqueline Carlin</b> works in a community advice centre in Dundee;</li><li><b>Ian Treanor</b> is an energy advisor working for SCARF (Save cash and reduce fuel) and works in conjunction with Dundee City council;</li><li><b>Thomas</b>, <b>Florence</b>, <b>Doreen</b> and <b>Elizabeth</b> all live in Scotland;</li><li><b>Colin Gibson</b> is a member of Scottish Power.</li></ul><p>This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/find/health-and-social-care?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou">Health and Social Care</a></span>.</p>
  • In this free course, Fuel poverty in Scotland, you will be hearing and reading about the issues faced by people living in poverty in Britain in 2000. This is intended to give you an understanding of what poverty is like from the perspective of the people themselves, both in terms of the experience of living on a very low income, and some of the effects this has had on their lives. One of the biggest problems facing people living on a very low income is how to afford adequate heating.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/social-care/fuel-poverty-scotland/content-section-0" /> First published on Mon, 25 Jul 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/social-care/fuel-poverty-scotland/content-section-0">Fuel poverty in Scotland</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • <p>In this first unit, you will be hearing and reading about the issues faced by people living in poverty in Britain in 2000. This is intended to give you an understanding of what poverty is like from the perspective of the people themselves, both in terms of the experience of living on a very low income, and some of the effects this has had on their lives. One of the biggest problems facing people living on a very low income is how to afford adequate heating.</p><p>A particular aspect of poverty and social exclusion featured in this unit is the struggle to keep warm. It is a struggle that many people all over the UK face, especially in Scotland where the audio clips were recorded. The winters in Scotland can be particularly severe, and winter deaths are disproportionately high when compared with other parts of the UK. A low income combined with poor housing can easily drive people into debt, as well as ill health. In the audio clips, you will hear from people who have experienced fuel poverty, and from people who are trying to ameliorate and eradicate fuel poverty in Scotland.</p><p>The audio clips were recorded in 2000.</p><p>Participants in the audio clips:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li> <p><b>Helen Robinson</b> is the presenter;</p> </li><li> <p><b>Angela Yih</b> is a member of Age Concern, Scotland;</p> </li><li> <p><b>Jacqueline Carlin</b> works in a community advice centre in Dundee;</p> </li><li> <p><b>Ian Treanor</b> is an energy advisor working for SCARF (Save cash and reduce fuel) and works in conjunction with Dundee City council;</p> </li><li> <p><b>Thomas</b>, <b>Florence</b>, <b>Doreen</b> and <b>Elizabeth</b> all live in Scotland;</p> </li><li> <p><b>Colin Gibson</b> is a member of Scottish Power.</p> </li></ul><p>This unit is from our archive and it is an adapted extract from <i>Care, welfare and community</i> (K202) which is no longer in presentation. If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to explore the courses we offer in this <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/health-and-social-care/index.htm">curriculum area</a></span>.</p>
  • In this unit, you will be hearing and reading about the issues faced by people living in poverty in Britain in 2000. This is intended to give you an understanding of what poverty is like from the perspective of the people themselves, both in terms of the experience of living on a very low income, and some of the effects this has had on their lives. One of the biggest problems facing people living on a very low income is how to afford adequate heating. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/social-care/fuel-poverty-scotland/content-section-0" /> First published on Mon, 25 Jul 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/social-care/fuel-poverty-scotland/content-section-0">Fuel poverty in Scotland</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • In this unit, you will be hearing and reading about the issues faced by people living in poverty in Britain in 2000. This is intended to give you an understanding of what poverty is like from the perspective of the people themselves, both in terms of the experience of living on a very low income, and some of the effects this has had on their lives. One of the biggest problems facing people living on a very low income is how to afford adequate heating.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/social-care/fuel-poverty-scotland/content-section-0" /> First published on Mon, 25 Jul 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/social-care/fuel-poverty-scotland/content-section-0">Fuel poverty in Scotland</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • In this free course, Fuel poverty in Scotland, you will be hearing and reading about the issues faced by people living in poverty in Britain in 2000. This is intended to give you an understanding of what poverty is like from the perspective of the people themselves, both in terms of the experience of living on a very low income, and some of the effects this has had on their lives. One of the biggest problems facing people living on a very low income is how to afford adequate heating.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/social-care/fuel-poverty-scotland/content-section-0" /> First published on Fri, 12 Feb 2016 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/social-care/fuel-poverty-scotland/content-section-0">Fuel poverty in Scotland</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2016
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