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Help for older people in extreme weather

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.

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