Stay well this winter
Information, advice and support services to help you stay well this winter.
Be winter wise
We know that winter can be a challenging time, both mentally and physically. There are lots of things that affect our health and wellbeing - housing, employment, education, food, transport and community networks all play a big role. Nottinghamshire County Council has produced a booklet we hope will give you some tips on how to stay well and get help if you, your family or friends need it.
If you're at greater risk from Covid-19 and flu it's important to get the extra protection of vaccination in winter. For information on who is eligible, why it's important and where you can get your vaccination, please visit our winter vaccinations page.
Approximately 400 vulnerable people die in Nottinghamshire a year due to winter weather and its impact on their health.
Cold homes can have a significant impact on your health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm.
Meals at home
Our meals at home service supplies a range of over 70 fresh and nutritious hot and frozen meals from locally sourced ingredients. Meals are delivered direct to your home to help you stay living independently.
Falls and fractures in older people
Ageing increases your chance of having a fall. As you get older your bones may become more fragile and break easier if you have a fall.
There is a range of support available across Nottinghamshire to help you prevent falls and stay healthy.
- top tips and further support on avoiding falls
- guide to staying safe and steady on your feet this winter [PDF].
Elderly neighbours and family
Cold weather is especially dangerous for older people or people with a serious illness. Check on elderly or vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbours and help out where possible to ensure they are safe and well this winter.
If they are feeling lonely or struggling with daily life, the Connect Service may be able to help.
Look out for uninvited doorstep callers in your area.
Cost of living and financial support
We understand for many this is a challenging time. Find support, information, advice and guidance on our Cost of Living support page including information on financial support for residents and community groups who are most in need.