I’m sure many of you noticed the weather has been particularly cold over the last few weeks, and we’ve even had some spells of snow! Because of this, we’ve put together our three best tips to help you stay warm and in good health during this cold period!
Prevent pipes freezing over
In areas of your home that aren’t heated such as the garage or attic, covering pipes with insulation (which is expensive) can really help to protect them from freezing over.
If you’re planning to go away for a few days (or longer), have a trusted friend or neighbour check in every now and again at your home. There’s nothing worse than coming home to a flood due to a burst pipe.
Get a flu jab
The flu can become a very serious matter and can even lead to further health complications, so prevention is key.
If you’re over the age of 65 or have a long term health condition, you can get the flu jab for free via the NHS.
You may also be entitled to a free flu jab if you are pregnant, stay in a residential care home or are a carer for an elderly or disabled person.
Check-in on vulnerable neighbours, relatives or friends.
Many vulnerable people have a hard time walking, especially when it’s cold or slippery conditions, and therefore it’s important to check up on them to make sure they’re okay!
When checking on them, ensure that they’re safe and well, warm enough (especially at night) and have stocks of foods and medicines so they don’t need to go out as much during the winter.