Researchers from Durham University say organisations must work together to provide the best help to older people in extreme weather.
They say our ageing population is particularly vulnerable in snow, flooding and heat waves.
The Durham researchers carried out a three year study to find ways to better support older people at a time when it appears our weather patterns are becoming increasingly extreme.
They say responsibility for older people falls to everyone, from public and private sector organisations, to local communities and even households.
Their work comes as a nationwide programme is developed to ensure the country is more 'resilient' to extreme weather.
Watch Helen Ford's report here:
For more information on the Durham University research, follow this link:
More top news
Vera Robinson MBE has died at the age of 101. She had been a fundraiser for the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station since she was 16 years old.
Provisional statistics for July show it was a cool and wet month for many of us.
With just 49 days until the start of the Rugby World Cup, the Webb Ellis Cup is touring our region.