Age Concern gives winter advice

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A free information pack from Age Concern England is intended to help older people ensure they have a healthier and safer winter. According to the office of national statistics, 22,700 more older people died last winter than in the summer months.It is older people who are frequently the most isolated, living in the coldest homes and on the lowest incomes, without enough money to pay for adequate heating. Age Concern England is encouraging them to take care this winter by taking three steps: – Get vaccinated against the flu – Check out entitlement to money benefits, and – Find out if grants for help with heating are available The winter information pack contains: – Age Concern¹s Help with Heating fact sheet, with tips on keeping warm and cutting fuel bills at home. – The Department of Health¹s Keep Warm, Keep Well guide to staying healthy in winter (produced in association with Age Concern and others). – Age Concern¹s Top Tips for Keeping Well leaflet ­ full of advice on various winter issues. – The Departm

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