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.
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.
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.
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.