Keeping Warm in Winter
- Department of Health have produced a 'Keep Warm Keep Well' Winter Guide. This booklet provides advice about actions that older people and their carers can take to keep well during winter.
- Information is available through meals on wheels providers, home care assistants, day centres or lunch clubs.
- Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland can also give general advice and put people in touch with local services. In the case of very severe weather they operate an Emergency telephone line and publicise the special telephone number on local radio.
- The NHS, Department of Health, Age UK and Royal Voluntary Service produce leaflets on keeping warm in winter. GPs, pharmacists and libraries also have leaflets available.
- The Home Heat Helpline can help with free advice about gas and electricity.
- Top tips for keeping warm and staying healthy in winter (58KB, PDF)
- Eating to stay well (1,362KB, PDF)
- Eat well with a small appetite (701KB, PDF)
- Spotting the signs of malnutrition (737KB, PDF)
- Too tired to prepare food (376KB, PDF)
- Getting enough fluids at home (425KB, PDF)
- Diet and lifestyle advice to help prevent a fall (536KB, PDF)
- Top tips for keeping warm and staying healhty in winter (58KB, PDF)
Page Last Updated: 24 November 2014