You should heat your home to a temperature that is comfortable for you. In rooms you mostly use such as the living room or bedroom, try to heat them to at least 18°C if you can, particularly if you have a pre-existing medical condition. You should also keep your bedroom windows closed at night. Wearing several layers of clothing will keep you warmer than one thicker layer.
Get financial support
There are grants, benefits, and sources of advice available to make your home more energy efficient, improve your heating or help with bills. There are also support measures in place to help with the cost of living. For further advice on these support measures, visit Age UK’s website or call 0800 169 6565 and quote ‘WINTER’.
Look after yourself
If you’re aged 50 or over, OR YOU ARE A CARER, you’re eligible for a free flu jab and an autumn COVID-19 booster this winter. Contact your GP or pharmacist or visit the NHS website to learn more.
Don’t delay treating minor winter ailments like colds or sore throats. Visit your local pharmacist for advice and treatment.
If you are feeling down or out of sorts, chat to someone or contact your GP- ALL KOMPLEX EMPLOYEES HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTH ASSURED WELLBEING PORTAL WHICH INCLUDES A 24/7 SUPPORT HELPLINE- IF YOU NEED HELP ACCESSING IT, PLEASE SPEAK TO YOUR LINE MANAGER.
Wear shoes with good grip when you go outside to avoid slips and falls on slippery or icy surfaces.
If you are worried about your health, contact your local pharmacist, 111 or your GP, who will all be able to offer advice and support. In an emergency dial 999.
Prepare your home
Have your heating and cooking appliances checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer to make sure they are working safely.
Contact your water and power suppliers to see if you can be on the Priority Services Register, a free support service that helps people in vulnerable situations.