Winter can be a difficult time for everyone. As the temperature drops and conditions worsen the potential risks become more significant, especially for people aged 65 and over and young children under 5. Cold weather sees an increase in the risk of heart attack, stroke, lung illnesses, flu and other conditions. Accidents also increase as people slip and fall in the snow or ice risking serious injury.

While there’s not much you can do to stop it getting cold outside, there are a number of things you can do to make sure you stay toasty inside. A few easy changes around the house can make a huge difference.

Care Network can support you to maintain good health during the colder winter months by giving you tips, advice and the know-how to create a warm, comfortable, home. 

Expert advice around keeping you and your home protected from the elements is available from our Healthy Homes team. You can contact them to find out more on: 01254 507255.  

For more information about our Healthy Homes project, including eligibility and how a home visit could benefit you click here.  

Guide for keeping warm and healthy in winter