Keeping warm in winter
The Department of Health have issued some general tips on keeping warm in the winter:
- Keep warm at all times - this is particularly important for older people in order to avoid circulation problems. Wear clothing in layers and keep moving if possible.
- Keep rooms – including the bedroom – warm and close windows. If your house is cold, body temperature will drop and catching a cold is more likely.
- If you are eligible for a flu jab make sure you have it.
For advice and information on keeping warm in winter go to NHS Choices 'Very Cold Weather' pages There are more details there on how to keep warm and healthy during the cold weather.
- Download the Keep Warm, Keep Well booklet.
The Walsall Council website also has additional advice on what you can do to protect yourself from the cold weather and possible emergencies
If you feel that you or someone you know needs social care assistance, please use the following details for all adult social care queries:
·Telephone 0300 555 2922
·Fax 01543 372947
·Textphone 01922 654000
·SMS text 07834 114482
·Address Walsall MBC, Adult Social Care, 3rd Floor, Zone 3D, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP
This page was last updated on 29 February 2016