Invitation to participate

Keeping warm at home: during the pandemic and the cost-of-energy crisis

With higher energy prices this winter, will it affect how you keep warm? As we head into the heating season, I am conducting a study to take stock of how people in the UK kept warm over the last couple of winters, if they are making any changes this year, and if they had made any changes over the past couple of years, a period when many people spent more time at home.


Have you worked from home over the past couple of years? What was that like over the winter? What did you wear? How did you keep warm? If you are working from home this winter, what, if anything, do the higher energy prices mean for you? 

If you are over 18 years old, are resident in the UK, and have worked from home at least some of the time over the last two winters, I would like to speak to you. If you might consider taking part in an online interview, please read the information sheet. Then either:

Thank you

Thank you for considering taking part in this research. Your participation would help improve knowledge of current ways of keeping warm at home, and how that might change as we go into the winter energy crisis. It will also provide insight to policy makers about the ongoing implications of working from home for energy use and how this ties into the challenges of achieving the UK’s carbon reduction targets.

This study is part of a research project being conducted at Lancaster University, in collaboration with University College London and the University of Sussex, and is part of the Centre for Research in Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS).