Winter health

Keeping you warm, healthy and safe this winter.

Staying warm

Keeping you, your family, and your home warm this winter is important for your health and wellbeing. Here are some helpful pages that can give you practical advice and potentially save you some money.

  • Government guidance: Guidance on preparing for winter and saving energy and money
  • Heating grants: Information for our residents about grants and discounts
  • Warm Home Discount Scheme: Find out about the government scheme
  • WRAP up warm (pdf, 1.2 MB): Residents aged 65 or over, who have a long-term health condition or disability, or who are on a low income, are encouraged to have a free home assessment by Thinking Works. Advisers will help you to understand fuel bills, access tariff discounts, install free energy and water saving measures, and more

Staying healthy

Cold weather means we are more likely to get ill. Find out how to get the flu vaccination and stay healthy this winter. NHS services face greater pressure in cold months so please consider using your local pharmacy when experiencing the signs of a minor illness.

For older residents

There is specific advice and additional help for older people. Here are some helpful links for tips and practical support.

Winter weather

Advice on dealing with winter weather.

Updated: 12 October 2020