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Your health and wellbeing this winter

By December 14, 2020No Comments

It may be cold outside, but there’s still lots of ways you and your family can keep healthy and well, no matter what the weather’s like.

Be prepared
The cold weather can particularly affect vulnerable people. If you take regular medication, make sure you have a supply of any prescription drugs you need. You can find out more about how to do this online via NHS, online health and prescription services You can visit NHS, how to stay well this winter for more information on keeping you and your family healthy during the winter months too.

If you are going out the Met office offer a range of advice on how to stay safe, warm and healthy too.

Look after yourself
Many people feel tired and sluggish during winter. One reason can be due to the lack of sunlight, which can also disrupt your sleep cycle.
To keep energy levels up, it’s good idea to stay active, eat well and make sure you keep hydrated throughout the day. NHS live well has lots of advice, tips and tools to improve your health and wellbeing.

Look out for your neighbours
Make sure you check on older and more vulnerable neighbours and relatives, while adhering to government guidelines around Covid-19. If you or a neighbour need help or advice on ways to reduce your energy costs and help keep your home warm, you can find out more on our #WinterReady page.

How we can help
Whether you feel you need
financial support, advice on employment or you ‘d like to speak to someone from our dedicated wellbeing team – we’re here for you.  

Please
contact us to talk to use about any concerns you may have.