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<p>The causes of excess winter death and illness are complex and interlinked, and include circulating diseases such as influenza, cold temperatures and wider determinants of health, such as poor housing and fuel poverty. It is difficult to attribute the relative impacts of each of these factors as the contribution varies year on year.</p><p> </p><p>Living in a cold home and being in fuel poverty represent a significant risk to health, wellbeing and inequalities. The joint Public Health England and University College London Institute of Health Equity report ‘Local action on health inequalities: Fuel poverty and cold home-related health problems’ reported that an estimated 21.5% of annual excess winter deaths are attributable to the coldest quarter of housing. The report is available to view at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/355790/Briefing7_Fuel_poverty_health_inequalities.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/355790/Briefing7_Fuel_poverty_health_inequalities.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) includes an Excess Winter Deaths Index and a Fuel Poverty indicator, available to view at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/search/fuel%20poverty#page/3/gid/1/pat/6/par/E12000007/ati/102/are/E09000022/iid/90356/age/1/sex/4" target="_blank">https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/search/fuel%20poverty#page/3/gid/1/pat/6/par/E12000007/ati/102/are/E09000022/iid/90356/age/1/sex/4</a></p><p> </p><p>Local government use PHOF to assess the scale of the problem locally and are supported to take action through both the Cold Weather Plan for England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidelines.</p>
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