Get ready for winter
Here are some suggestions for the simple things you can do to
help you and your family keep warm, healthy and safe through the
cold weather – as well as saving money.
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Protecting your home
Find out more on how to protect your home in
advance of the winter weather.
- Order winter fuel.
- Check pipes are lagged to prevent them bursting and know where
to turn your water off.
- Find out about the Warm Front Scheme.
- Prepare an emergency bag in case you or your family have to
move elsewhere at short notice due to the weather.
- Floods happen. Be prepared. Check if you are at risk from
sign up for free flood warnings.
Health and wellbeing
Steps you can take to protect your
health this winter.
Hints and tips on travelling safely
during severe weather.
Helping your community
This guidance challenges misconceptions about health and safety
laws getting in the way of action and volunteering. We need the Big
Society most in times of adversity, when communities have to pull
This guidance sets out how you can survive the ice and snow and
help your neighbours to do the same.