Stay well this winter

Cold weather can be tough but it’s especially hard on vulnerable people, or people aged 65 and over. Our advice can help you stay well this winter.

Our campaign is run in conjunction with the NHS and Public Health England Stay Well This Winter.

  • Contact your GP or pharmacist about a flu jab
  • Heat your living room to 21°C (70°F) and the rest of your house to 18°C (65°F)
  • If you can’t heat all your rooms, heat your living room during the day and your bedroom before you go to bed
  • Eat regular meals and drink hot drinks
  • Keep as active as possible
  • If you're over 60 and feeling under the weather, get advice from your local pharmacist
  • We provide information and support to help you to stay independent and safe in our care, support and health pages
  • Draught-proof doors and windows and insulate lofts and wall cavities
  • Close doors and draw curtains at dusk
  • Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm and smoke alarms
  • Check electric blanket advice at Electrical Safety First
District councils provide a range of services, such as energy-saving advice, loft clearance, and heating and insulation grants.

The Energy Saving Trust also provides advice on making your home more energy efficient
You may able to claim financial help from the following:

Look after yourself and if you can, make sure friends, relatives and neighbours are safe warm and well, too.

People who are worried about a relative or an elderly neighbour can contact Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020, or ring the Age UK helpline on 0800 00 99 66.