Keeping warm in winter
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.
Approximately 400 vulnerable people die in Nottinghamshire a year due to winter weather and its impact on their health.
Our top tips for keeping warm:
- avoid going out in bad weather - if you must go out, wrap up in plenty of layers
- try to be active during the day
- get heating, radiators and boilers serviced
- use a room thermometer (your living room should be between 18-21C)
- have at least one warm meal each day and drink warm drinks.
See the Public Health England factsheet [PDF] about coping with cold weather and COVID-19 for useful information and helpful resources.
Find out more about the Warm Homes Hub, a government backed scheme which aims to improve the quality of heating and energy systems and insulation measures. Residents may be eligible for central heating system and insulation measures free of charge, as well as boiler repairs, heater loans and home energy visits.