Here are a few tips for you to keep warm and stay healthy during the cold, snowy weather.
If possible, try not to sit still for more than an hour at a time. Even a little bit of activity can bring health benefits. If you need help, ask your GP, pharmacist, carer, or key worker for advice.
Have a hot meal daily to give your body the energy and warmth it needs.
Wrap up well
Wearing plenty of layers is the best way to keep warm in winter. If you're heading out, take some extra layers – even if you don't need them immediately.
Try using a hot water bottle to warm you up, especially if you get cold hands or feet.
If you use electric blankets, ensure they are tested regularly and safe to use.
A warm home
It is important for your health to keep warm, especially for those who are over 65 or already living with a condition. We understand that energy prices are high, but if you can, try to heat your home to a steady and comfortable temperature throughout the day in the rooms you use most, such as the living room and bedroom. Ideally, heat your home to at least 18°C.
We can help with money and benefit advice. Contact us through MyRooftop app or talk to our income team on 01386 420800.
Close all the curtains at dusk to help keep the heat in.
Keep in touch with friends and your community. Look out for others who may need extra help over the cold weather.
When it's icy or wet outside, it's easier to slip and fall. So please be careful and make sure you get out and about safely. Wear shoes with a good grip.