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Winter wellbeing

We all feel the cold in winter. But for some people, cold weather causes really serious health problems, especially if you are:

  • Over 60
  • On a low income
  • Living with a long-term health condition
  • Are disabled
  • Are caring for someone 

The Winter Wellbeing Guide is packed with useful advice and information about staying warm, keeping well and being happy and safe this winter.  

Cornwall guide to Winter Wellbeing
Isles of Scilly guide to Winter Wellbeing
Top Tips for Keeping Warm and Well This Winter

Community Energy Switch

The Winter Wellness campaign also offers advice on how to reduce fuel poverty, raise awareness of the risks of low temperatures and high humidity in homes, and encourage take-up of grants available for insulation and heating. The project may also be able to help people in need by providing emergency heating and heaters; emergency fuel (coal or electric); keep warm boxes, plus advice and help with fuel bills and dealing with insulation, damp and mould.

For more information visit www.communityenergyswitch.org.uk. Alternatively, you can contact the helpline on Freephone 0800 954 1956, or email them at Community Energy Plus

The flu vaccination - who should have it and why

Do you know how you can help protect yourself and your children against flu this coming winter, and why it’s very important that people who are at increased risk from flu have their free flu vaccination every year? Find out more in the leaflets below:

The flu vaccination information leaflet 
Flu: leaflet for people with learning disability 
Flu vaccination: leaflet for pregnant women 

Eat Well, Spend Less

Find out top tips, recipes and weekly meal planners to make your money go further here

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