Remember that other people, such as older neighbours, friends and family members, may need a bit of extra help over the winter.
Follow these steps to help those around you.
- Keep in touch. Ask family, friends or neighbours if they need any practical help such as visiting a pharmacy or collecting groceries.
- Ensure elderly relatives are wearing shoes with good grip – to prevent trips and fall. They should also wrap up in warm clothes if going outside. Wearing a scarf over their mouth, will protect cold air getting into their lungs.
- Make sure they get their prescriptions before pharmacies close for Christmas day.
If you concerned someone may have hypothermia, need none urgent medical help or unsure what to do, contact NHS 111.