Cold weather plan
The winter weather brings with it an increase in illness and injuries.
Cold weather increases the risk of heart attacks and flu, and the risk of people having falls increases with snowy and icy conditions.
Helping you to prepare
You can find out about the cold weather plan for England on GOV.UK.
To help you prepare for cold weather the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) have top tips for keeping warm and well this winter.
Topics covered include:
- financial help
- healthy lifestyle
- flu vaccination
Helping vulnerable people
During cold weather we encourage our residents to care for their most vulnerable neighbours by checking in on them and offering support.
To help we have created a check sheet for preparing vulnerable people for emergencies. You can print this out at our libraries or One Stop Shops.
You can find guidance from the NHS for how to stay well in winter.
The Met Office also has guidance for individuals, families and communities on winter preparations to help stay warm, healthy and safe on its seasonal advice page.
Cold weather plan documents for professionals
You can view the following documents from GOV.UK: