Severe weather is one of the biggest threats to the efficient day-to-day running of the country, and it’s for this reason Warwickshire has in place regularly tested procedures and means of reducing the impact of this on the community. The community however has an important role in taking measures to protect themselves.
Keeping warm is a vital part of keeping well in the winter particularly for older people, the young and those with chronic illness, as more people get ill and the number of deaths rise. In order to help people keep well this winter Public Health England has launched its ‘Stay Well this Winter’ campaign.
Stay Well this Winter
The campaign offers advice on remaining healthy in cold weather. The message is to Stay Well This Winter and to encourage people most at risk from cold weather, including those with long-term health conditions and the over 65s, to prepare for the lower temperatures. Please visit the Stay Well this Winter website for more information.
Warm and well in Warwickshire
A freephone helpline, run by Act On Energy, is available in Warwickshire to help vulnerable and older people keep warm and well in winter. Advisors are available from Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm to ensure people receive help and advice this winter.
0800 988 2881
Warm and Well in Warwickshire – this leaflet highlights a number of simple steps to follow to keep warm and well.
On the roads this winter?
Always remember that when there are severe weather warnings the public are warned to only travel when it is absolutely necessary. If you do have to go out in your car always remember to carry a:
- Flask of hot drink
- Mobile phone