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





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

The future’s bright, alright?

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

There has been a lot of debate about ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ borders of late (if it’s any help, I like...

Time for a ten dollar answer

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Ernest Hemingway was known for his minimalist style and he used to pooh-pooh what he called “ten-dollar” words. Not to...

Lacking capacity

By guest blogger JEF SMITH

A friend of mine diagnosed with cancer – now, happily, treated – was asked how he could possibly have missed the...