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Keep warm, keep well
The cold winter weather can
cause serious illness, colds and general discomfort. There are some
simple things you can do to prepare for winter to keep
warm and healthy.
NHS Choices Website for details of how you can keep yourself
and your family well this Winter.
Read government advice on staying
warm and healthy in winter (pdf 248KB).
Look after yourself and your family's health
The cold weather doesn't have to mean illness. There are simple
steps you can take to make sure you keep well this winter:
- Find out if you can have a free flu jab. The flu vaccination is offered
free of charge to people who are at risk, to ensure that they are
protected against catching flu and developing serious
- Eat well. Food gives you energy, which helps to keep you warm.
So, try to have regular hot meals and drinks throughout the
- Keep warm. This can help prevent colds, flu or more serious
The NHS has lots more information on keeping warm and healthy
Feeling under the weather? The Health Help Now website can
help you to find the right treatment for your symptoms.
For serious health concerns, dial 111. For
emergencies, ring 999.
Reduce your energy bills
You can reduce your gas and electricity usage by following
some simple energy saving tips:
- Close outside doors and curtains at night
- Don't overfill your kettle, boil only the water you need
- Let food cool to room temperature before you put it in the
fridge or freezer
- Switch off electrical appliances at the wall, don't leave
them on standby
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