Service updates and advice
Please think of older and vulnerable people.
As winter arrives with its cold, dark nights and inclement weather, spare a thought for older people in your community, particularly your neighbours.
Some older people can feel vulnerable and alone at this time of year and don't want to venture out.
A few small gestures can make a real difference and help people cope better.
You can help by:
Checking on older or vulnerable neighbours - have their opened their curtains?
Calling in for a chat
Offering to pick up some shopping for them while you're doing your own, and
If their path is snowy or icy you could help clear and salt this.
We have information about cold weather payments and grants to help people over 65.
If you are concerned about symptoms of hypothermia, follow this advice from the NHS.