The short-term health and psychosocial impacts of domestic energy efficiency investments in low-income areas: a controlled before and after study

This publication by Cardiff and Swansea University, funded by the NIHR Health Research Programme and supported by the Welsh government, reports on an evaluation of the Arbed phase 2 programme.

The study shows that the investments increased subjective wellbeing, and were linked to a number of psychosocial improvements, such as increased thermal satisfaction, reduced reports of putting up with feeling cold to save heating costs, fewer financial difficulties, and reduced social isolation.