Climate Control for Public, Vulnerable and Social Housing – Council
PECAN recommends that Council mitigates climate change impacts for vulnerable residents, by:
- Partnering with aged, social and community care providers to upgrade the homes of at least 100 vulnerable community members each year (those experiencing energy hardship, with health conditions, frailty and additional needs). Customised energy retrofits may include insulation, lighting, draft proofing, door and window seals, fans and blinds, to improve thermal comfort, reduce bill stress and improve health outcomes.
- Extending Council’s Aged Care and Home Support Services programs to progressively improve household energy efficiency and comfort.