Climate change and social care – research project

On behalf of ClimateXChange, Aether, Glasgow Caledonian University and Durham University are currently undertaking research into climate change impacts on social care delivery in Scotland, and cost-effective adaptation options.  A literature review is a key part of this research.  We would be grateful, therefore, if you could respond to this call for evidence.  Information relating to the following is required:

  • Studies on direct (e.g. the flooding of roads which carers need to travel on to access home) or indirect (e.g. changing the demand for services) effects.
  • Studies on groups which may be particularly vulnerable to these effects, including service risk assessments.
  • Work which has identified how these effects have or could be adapted for, and how resilience across the system can be developed. For example, case studies on how extreme weather events have been dealt with and future strategies and plans.

The findings and recommendations from this study will contribute to the evidence base for Scottish Government’s climate change adaptation action and future integrated health and social care policy.

Information is gathered through a survey format (maximum five minutes of your time).This also offers the opportunity for you to upload publications and files.

If you have any questions on the project or the survey please contact the Aether Project Manager for this study: Alison Pridmore at



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