Tell us about the BBC Radio 4 appeal for VCHP
that you took part in
Three residential host sites were selected, one in each of the three California IOU service territories (West Sacramento, PG&E; Chino Hills, SCE; San Diego, SDG&E), to install and test the same model 4-ton VCHP
units with refrigerant R-410A.
David Brown, VCHP
general manager, said: "For someone who is homeless, having an eye test and glasses can be a very important step in helping them get back on their feet again.
system achieves an average annual COP of about 3.0 in heating without the need for any auxiliary heat source.
(2003) designed and tested a thermal control system that combined a LHP, two constant conductance heat pipes, a VCHP
, and a radiator.
In 2016 they approached VCHP
as it was felt that an optometry service would be a valuable resource in the shelter.
's Brighton clinic is based in a day centre, which means that people can just peek in, see we are human and that makes it easy for people to approach us.
The Leeds clinic is VCHP
's eighth facility to open across the UK.
started out as a single, one-day-a-week service in London and now has six clinics across the UK.
Managing director of VCHP
, Harinder Paul, said: "It's an absolute pleasure to have Dame Mary as a patron of [VCHP].
which now has clinics in London, Birmingham, Brighton, and Manchester.
The reason we decided to establish a Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP
) clinic in Manchester was because of the large homeless population in the city, with no free eye care service.