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Stay well this winter

Find out how to stay well this winter, with advice on keeping warm and healthy and being prepared for the cold weather.

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It’s really important to look after yourself and your family during cold spells, snowy weather or icy conditions.

Get a flu jab

The NHS provides information on why it's important to protect yourself from flu and who is eligible for a free flu vaccination.

Keep warm

Cold weather can affect your health.

Find out how to keep yourself and your home warm during the winter.

If you're struggling to heat your home, our Warm Homes service provides free, impartial advice to help you reduce your energy bills and ensure your home is warm and comfortable.

Prevent loneliness

As the nights get longer, the elderly can find themselves more lonely or socially isolated. 

Find out the different ways to prevent loneliness in your community.

    Quit smoking

    Smoking can make some common winter illnesses worse.

    Find out how to quit with QuitReady, the council’s free stop smoking service.

    Other advice on how to stay well during the winter

    Age UK - how older people can prepare for the winter and stay healthy

    NHS 111 urgent and emergency care service - when and how to use it

    NHS Staywell this winter 

    Met Office - health and well-being advice to looking after yourself during the winter

    Winter contact cards  

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