Scams Awareness month 2017

Warm homes, healthy people - Winter 2012/13

Citizens Advice Trafford is a partner to the 'Warm homes, healthy people' project which is funded by the Department of Health and aims to reduce the number of cold-related deaths in Trafford.
Th project can be contacted in the following ways:
Adviceline: 0161 848 2409
Text: 07785 714 740
Top tips for keeping warm and healthy during the cold weather include...
  • Contacting your GP for a flu jab if you are in an ‘at risk’ group
  • Reducing slips, trips and falls by removing things like loose rugs, and if you have difficulty walking, avoiding going outside if it is icy or snowy
  • Keeping your room temperatures between 18 to 21 degrees Celsius (64 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Wearing several light layers indoors to keep warm
  • Eating healthy carbohydrates like pasta and potatoes, having hot drinks and food to keep warm and keeping cupboards and freezers stocked with basic food items
  • Gently exercising doing things such as housework or a walking to the shops
  • Keeping an eye on vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbours and offering help if you think they need it
The Trafford Partnership has also produced a helpful magazine to encourage and support people in keeping warm and healthy over the winter, this can be found here.
You can find out more about the project on our poster which you may see posted up around the borough, click on the image to see a larger version.