A good way to keep well when the weather gets cold is to keep warm at home. Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression. The chances of these problems are higher if you’re vulnerable to cold-related illnesses and one or more of the following apply:
- you’re over 65
- you’re on a low income (it can be difficult to afford enough heating)
- you have a long-term health condition such as heart, lung or kidney disease
- you’re disabled.
Find out more
- Read our advice about healthy home temperatures to help keep you and your family warm and well at home.
- Check out our top tips to keep warm and well – these are simple yet effective ways to stay warm, healthy and well during colder weather.
- Consider signing up to the coldAlert service for people most vulnerable to the effects of cold weather.
- Flu is a highly infectious illness that can spread rapidly. Find out why you should protect yourself from flu and check if you can get the flu jab for free on the NHS.
Find out our Top Tips to keep warm and well at home.
There are lots of small “Do it Yourself” tasks you can do at home to keep warm. Find out more here
Our free Warm Home Check Service can help you get ready for winter. Get in contact now.