Councillor Stallard said: “As the county continues to experience some of the coldest weather of the winter so far, it is essential for residents to stay warm, especially older people, the very young, and those with long-term medical conditions. There are simple steps that everyone can take to keep themselves and their loved ones warm and well throughout the cold spell.”
Top tips include:
If anyone is worried about an elderly neighbour or relative, they should call Hampshire County Council’s Adults’ Health and Care team on 0300 555 1386, during the week in working hours (8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday), or call 0300 555 1373 out of hours and on weekends and Bank Holidays, or visit the web pages for more information: https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/adultsocialcare/contact.
For further information about keeping well this winter, visit NHS Stay Well.
For advice about travelling in snowy conditions, read the County Council’s press release about preparing Hampshire’s roads for snow and ice.