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Get Ready for Winter


Cold homes have a significant impact on people’s health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm.

Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu and more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, stroke, pneumonia and depression.

The chances of these problems are higher if you're vulnerable to cold-related illnesses because of one or more of the following:

  • you're over 65
  • you're on a low income (so can't afford heating)
  • you have a long-term health condition such as heart, lung or kidney disease
  • you are disabled

Our services are here to help you if you get ill this winter, but there is a lot you can do to make sure you stay as fit and well as possible. 

Details of where you can go for more help and advice are available below

Where to get more help and advice

What is the best choice for you? Did you know a trip to A&E may not be necessary?

Take a look at where you can go for the right treatment.

Five ways to stay healthy this winter

What you can do to beat the winter blues

Beat the Winter Flu

Advice on caring for yourself and your family if you get the flu.

Stay safe in the cold

Follow this advice when the temperatures fall.

Self care 

Looking after yourself at home.  

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