If you need help over the holiday period when your GP surgery or pharmacy is closed call NHS 111 or visit www.nhs.uk
A list of items you should start stocking up on before the bad weather is here:
milk (dried or long-life)
bread (can be frozen)
tins of soup, veg and fruit
Make sure essential medication and prescriptions are filled.
Check on your neighbours
By spending ten minutes visiting an elderly neighbour, you really could make a difference to their safety during the winter months.
Make sure they:
are warm enough, especially at night
have stocks of food and medicines so they don’t have to go out during very cold weather
are safe and well.
Just a few simple checks could keep them safe from fire.
Offer to check your neighbour’s smoke alarm is working. Press the button and make sure the alarm sounds, it could save their life.
If your neighbour smokes remind them to never smoke in bed, never smoke when tired and always make sure cigarettes are fully extinguished in a suitable ash tray.
Remind your neighbour never to leave cooking unattended and make sure the cooker is turned off when they leave the house or go to bed.
If your neighbour has an open fire make sure they have a fire guard. If they use a portable heater remind them not to sit too close as fabric can catch fire. Also remind them not to leave it on overnight.
The NHS provide advice to help you and your family prepare for winter. Visit the NHS website for more information.
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