Keeping well this winter

People, Health and Care
10:00, Thursday, 18th November 2021

North Lincolnshire Council is urging residents to keep warm and well this winter, and look after their health – especially those most at risk, as the cold weather and freezing temperatures set in.

Cold winter weather can be harmful to health, not just by increasing the risk of getting colds, coughs and flu but by weakening the body’s ability to fight off viruses and infections, and increasing risks of high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes and chest infections.

Older people aged 65 and over, and those with long-term health conditions including heart disease, respiratory conditions and diabetes are particularly vulnerable to winter illnesses.

If you are aware of a neighbour, friend, or relative who is over 65 or has a long-term condition, and may find it difficult to get out, check that they are warm, well and their medicine cabinet and food supplies are stocked up. Also having some regular company may help reduce social isolation.

A range of information and tips to keep well this winter are available on the North Lincolnshire Council website.

You can also access hub spaces in the community with support and activities for all; young and old. They also are a  vital source of advice and support for vulnerable adults in North Lincolnshire. If you are feeling lonely or isolated, then please contact your local community hub. All the details for community hubs can be found on the North Lincolnshire Council website.