Cold weather can be a worry as we get older. Our bodies respond differently and this can leave us more vulnerable. That's why it's vital to take precautions to keep warm and well. We've put together these tips and you can find further information in Age UK's guide 'Winter wrapped up'.
You can also contact us for a benefit check to see if you're eligible for any financial support. Most people born before 6 May 1953 are entitled to the Winter fuel payment to help with heating costs. We can also offer information and advice on a range of other issues.
Worried about an older friend or relative?
If you're worried about an older friend or relative, please encourage them to get in touch with us for a benefit check to make sure they're getting everything they are eligible for. You may also find our tips to help you look out for an older friend or relative useful.
If you'd like to help us make sure older people like Joan stay warm and well this winter you can donate or volunteer to support our work.
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