The Research and Project Officer for Article 25, the largest architectural charity in the world, is looking for medical students to participate in a series of workshops being held regarding energy efficiency in the home. Architecture 25 works from the premise that architectural and engineering design is fundamental in improving health, learning and crucial to fostering resilience for future devastating natural disasters. We can be found here: http://www.article-25.org/ .
Funding has been provided from the National Lottery Fund to run a series of workshops in Newham, London for vulnerable residents, focusing on the health effects of living in a cold home, practical solutions to keeping your home warm and potential grants and assistance available. Newham was selected as it has one of the highest rates of fuel poverty in London. A successful workshop was already held in June.
There is space for one student to lead the Health portion of this workshop.
It would involve a student preparing and presenting a 30 minute interactive presentation via slideshow to explain the health benefits of living in a warm home and the risks of living in a cold home, as well as a small quiz, for between 1 and 4 workshops in November.
There will also be an engineer to talk about cheap and sustainable solutions to retain heat in the home and a speaker to take the participants through what energy grants are available to those in need.
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