Winter health

by | Oct 4, 2018

Winter Videos

We’ve worked with members of the public from across Kirklees to put together some winter videos, advising you to make the right choice this winter.

The videos can be seen below:

Stay well this winter

The return of the cold weather doesn’t have to mean more illnesses.  Follow our simple tips and help us help you stay well this winter.

          Leaflet – Help Us Help You Stay Well this Winter 

          Poster – Stay Well this Winter – your pharmacy can help

Keep up to date with the latest weather forecast

Children, people with long term conditions and older people are more likely to experience problems in cold weather so it’s important to be prepared for cold and icy weather. The Met Office has a system in place to alert people when there is likely to be any extreme weather that could have an impact on their health as well as providing information. You can access the latest weather warning on alerts on the Met Office website or by following them on Twitter (@MetOffice).

 

 

Age UK's top tips for keeping warm and well

Age UK has published a great deal of information to help people keep warm indoors and out this winter. You’ll find all this information, including guidance on heating your home and details about the financial help available to do this, on the charity’s website here.

Kirklees Council's winter information

On the council’s website here, you’ll find a range of winter information, from getting out and about safely in winter weather to keeping your home warm and reducing your energy bills.

Winter driving checklist

Kirklees Council operates a winter maintenance service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whenever the weather demands, to allow all road users to move about as safely as possible. This winter page on the council’s website gives gritting and weather updates, emergency contact numbers and guidance including a winter driving checklist.

Flooding advice

Kirklees Council has information on its website here that can help you reduce the risk of flooding. You’ll also find a ten minute household emergency plan template and an emergency flooding checklist that can help you be prepared and minimise your risk.  Further information can also be found on the national website here.

Get ready for winter

All types of weather can affect you, those around you, and your property. Make sure you’re ready for winter by checking out these winter tips and advice from the Met Office.

Choosing the right service

 

Winter is an extremely busy time of year for NHS services, so it’s important to use the right services if you are ill. If you do need medical help but it’s not a 999 emergency, please remember that you can ring NHS 111 for advice 24/7.

Choosing which service is right for you at a given time may not always be easy – often you have more than one option. Click here to find out which service is right for you.

If you spot an error on this page, or if you have any suggestions on how we can improve it, please let us know by email to: contactus@greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk