Event date: 03/05/2017
News date: 21 Apr
Whatever you want to do, concerns you have or support you need, there are a wealth of organisations and charities that can help. Have a look at what's available here.
Items such as raised toilet seats, bath boards and seats, walking frames, and grab rails can make a real difference to your safety and independence.
Cold weather doesn't have to go hand in hand with illness. Here are some simple things you can do to help yourself stay well this winter.
Keep warm - this may help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes and pneumonia. See our page here for information, guidance and tips on keeping warm this winter.
Eat well - food gives you energy, which helps to keep you warm. So, try to have regular hot meals and drinks throughout the day. See our page here for information, guidance and tips on meals and meals services, affordable eating and diet and nutrition,
Get a flu jab - flu vaccination is offered free of charge to people over 65 and those with long term medical conditions to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications. You can get the jab from some pharmacies as well as your GP. More information here
If you do however get a winter bug and feel under the weather, look after yourself.The most common minor problems in winter are colds, sore throat, asthma, the Norovirus, flu, painful joints, cold hands and dry skin. The NHS website has some advice and top tips about what to do about these on their 10 Winter ailments page
The NHS also produce a Keep Warm, Keep Well leaflet which is packed with advice for the over 60s, those living with a disability, or low income families.
Getting help for winter ailments
There's more advice on staying well and dealing with minor ailments on the NHS Stay Well This Winter website .
Have a look at our other holiday period information and advice