Keeping warm in winter
Keeping warm over winter months can help prevent colds, flu or other health problems.
You can find useful information about how to stay warm on the following websites:
- Information on how to stay warm and healthy during cold weather: NHS Live well
You could get help worth up to £3,500 to improve the heating or insulation in your home through the Warm Front scheme: gov.uk Warm Front Scheme
Southwark Circle is a membership organisation that can provide all members with low cost workers to help with practical tasks around the home. This could include fiitting draught excluders, which help keep homes warmer in colder months.
- To find out more contact, Southwark Circle
Keeping Warm and Well in Southwark
Southwark has won funding from the department of health to support older people during the cold weather.
Arrangements have been made with partner voluntary sector organisations to send specially trained befrienders to identified older people. The befrienders will give information and advice about how to reduce fuel costs, stay warm and keep well.
Where there is a need, the handyperson's service may be sent out to instal simple measures, like draught exclusion, chimney ballons and clearing lofts for insulation.
Emergency action in extreme weather
In the event of extreme weather, the befrienders will also do emergency shopping for essentials and odd-jobs so that older people don't have to go out in the snow.
The council may also provide safe heaters, which can be delivered if its absolutely necessary.