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Get ready for winter

​​​​​​​​​​​Now is a good time to think about what preparations you, your family and your community may need to make for winter weather.​

Keep healthy during winter

Winter weather brings a number of health risks. See what actions you can take to keep yourself healthy during winter.

  • Winter health advice from the Met Office - includes what's the difference between a cold and flu, 6 things you should do for your health this winter and how cold weather affects your health.
  • Get ready for winter - view Met Office advice for preparing for a range of winter weathers such as cold, snow and ice, high winds and flooding.
  • Winter Flu Jabs - flu (influenza) is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus..
  • Keep warm, keep well - winter advice from the NHS.

Support and advice for older people

Prepare your home for winter weather

There are a number of tasks you can do to prepare your home and garden for winter weather.

Financial support and discounts to help you during winter

View financial support available to help you keep your home warm and protected from winter weather.

Travel advice for winter

Travelling during the winter months can make driving or catching public transport more difficult.

Support your community

​​​​​​​​Look out for your neighbours - it's important to check on elderly or vulnerable relatives or neighbours during bad weather.