On March 10th 2011, we ran a County Durham Healthy Homes Partnership event at the Glebe Centre in Murton for approximitely 90 delegates. There were 7 presentations relating to health and energy, along with delegate packs, tea and coffee, and a buffet lunch.
After a welcome speech from Phil Gover, Senior Health Improvement Manager at County Durham and Darlington PCT, Anna Lynch, Director of Public Health County Durham, was introduced to the stage to deliver a presentation on ‘Keeping Older People Healthy…And Warm.’ She discussed how Excess Winter Deaths are avoidable and how health is compromised by the cold. She also explained that the Public Health White Paper, ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People,’ highlights Excess Winter Deaths in its ‘Ageing Well’ section. Finally, she discussed how the population in County Durham is ageing, and that keeping older people warm is essential in keeping them healthy.
Phil Gover then gave an overview of the Healthy Homes Partnership, before Sarah Lee, the Partnership Officer, explained the Hotspots project. Rebecca Crossan, Project Support Officer, discussed and directed delegates to this website. There was then a short presentation from Dave Turnbull, who discussed Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue’s role within the County Durham Healthy Homes Partnership.
After a short break, Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of tadea, gave a presentation on the importance of partnership working. Fiona McQuiston from Macmillan Cancer Care then explained the Durham Cancer Survivorship Pilot. Sue Jennings offered an explanation of the Dales Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) Pilot, and Chris Graham from Welfare Rights discussed Durham County Council Financial Inclusion and keeping older people out of poverty.
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