Keeping warm this Winter

Keep your home warm

  • If you have reduced mobility, are 65 or over, or have a health condition such as heart or lung disease, you should heat your home to at least 18C. If you’re under 65 and healthy and active, you can safely have your house cooler than 18C if you’re comfortable
  • Make sure you wear enough clothes to stay warm, wear lots of thin layers – clothes made from cotton, wool or fleecy fibres are particularly good and help maintain body heat.
  • Wear shoes with a good grip to prevent slips and falls when walking outside.
  • You can also use a hot water bottle to keep warm while you’re in bed

Eat well in winter

  • Food is a vital source of energy which helps keep your body warm.
  • Try to make sure that you have hot meals and drinks regularly throughout the day and keep active in the home if you can.

How to reduce your energy bills

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has advice on how to reduce bills and make your home more energy efficient. They can also advise on grants and schemes available around the UK.
Find out more online from the EST Website or call 0300 123 1234 (9am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 2pm on Saturday)

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