Clients: Durham University, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Built Infrastructure for Older People’s Care in Conditions of Climate Change (BIOPICCC) was a 3-year research project by Durham University working closely with local authorities to ensure infrastructures and systems supporting health and social care for older people are resilient to climate change. Catherine conducted interviews with participants who were involved in the original research or subsequently made use of the BIOPICCC toolkit to examine past and present impact and to consider the effects of changing political priorities, public spending cuts and health and social care restructuring. With the Durham team and Climate UK, she then facilitated a peer-to-peer workshop looking at what helps take effective action and what gets in the way. This work is cited in guidance such as the Department of Health’s Cold Weather Plan.
Read the report on the impact of the BIOPICCC toolkit.