Keep an eye on your neighbours or relatives: make sure they are safe, warm and well
Stay social: continue your social activities with friends, let them know if you can’t get out for any reason
Safe and Well Visits are a free service offered by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to those aged over 65 or those living with disabilities. It involves a prearranged visit to your home on how to make it safer. If you would like to request a visit please call 0345 8729 719
Keep a list of useful numbers and emergency contacts: here are a few useful ones...
West Sussex Wellbeing Hubs can offer further support to keep you and your family healthy. Visit www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk or call:
Adur & Worthing - 01903 221450
Arun - 01903 737862
Chichester - 01243 521041
Crawley - 01293 585317
Horsham - 01403 215111
Mid-Sussex - 01444 477191
For social care support call Care Point on 01243 642121 or visit the West Sussex social care information and advice website www.westsussexconnecttosupport.org.
For more information on how to keep your home warm, reduce energy usage and save money visit www.westsussexenergy.co.uk.
Energy Saving Advice Service can provide advice on grants for insulation and heating systems. Call 0300 123 1234.
To report or get more information about power cuts in your area, call 105. It’s free and will direct you straight to your local electricity network operator.
If you might need extra help and support during power cuts contact the electricity power provider for you area:
UK Power Networks - 0800 169 9970
Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks - 0800 294 3259
Citizens Advice can provide a wide range of support including advice on energy bills and changing energy tariffs. Call your local Citizens Advice on 0344 477 1171 or drop into any of their centre.
For the NHS non-emergency 24 hour helpline for advice if you feel unwell, call 111.
Families can visit their local Children & Family Centre for further advice and support. Visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/cfc to find your nearest centre or call 01243 777807.
Visit www.westsussex.gov.uk and search ‘prepare for winter’.