Keeping Warm & Healthy

The 'Stay Warm and Healthy in Derby' partnership have started their drive to help local vulnerable people struggling to stay warm, safe and healthy in their homes.

Top tips to keeping warm this winter

As the weather gets colder across the Midlands, here's a few tips to staying warm and healthy this winter:

  • Wear several thin layers, rather than one thick one.
  • Wear clothes made from wool or cotton.
  • Draw your curtains as soon as it gets dark.
  • Keep windows and internal doors closed.
  • Wear a hat, scarf and gloves when outdoors.
  • Wear warm clothes in bed.
  • Have your heating system serviced as soon as possible.

For more information on staying warm and healthy this winter, you can visit Age UK's website.

"Far too many people experience poor health by living in a cold home"

Following the launch of 'Stay Warm and Healthy in Derby', which aims to help people struggling to stay warm, safe and healthy in their homes, the council has said that too many people are experiencing poor health because they are living in a cold home.

It is excellent that we are able to offer this programme over the coming winter months. Far too many people experience poor health by living in a cold home and this will help to make sure that Derby residents can keep warm and healthy this winter.

– Councillor Baggy Shanker, Cabinet Member for Housing and Advice, Derby City Council

The partnership has been formed by many agencies including Derby City Council, AgeUK Derby and Derbyshire, Derby City Primary Care Trust and the Department of Health.

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Winter warmth and health programme started in Derby

The 'Stay Warm and Healthy in Derby' partnership have started its winter programme to help local vulnerable people across the city.

The programme targets those struggling to stay warm, safe and healthy in their homes.

The partnership is also calling on family and friends to help the elderly, pregnant, disabled and those struggling to eat as the weather gets colder.