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Staying Well this Winter

Our team at Age UK Salford are here to help. 💜 Whether it's eating well, moving more, or heating your home, we can help you to get the support you need. Contact us on 0161 788 7300.

Flu, COVID-19 vaccines: 

Providing vital protection to prevent serious illnesses and to help minimise hospitalisation during the busy winter months.


Winter Vaccinations (COVID-19 / Flu)

Find out more about the 2023 - 2024 vaccination programme in Salford.

Access to healthcare: 

There is currently a high level of demand for GP Services. If you are unable to get in touch with your local GP, alternatively you can use NHS 111 or speak with your local pharmacist. You can find out more about your local services and your nearest GP or dentist here which will connect you to the Greater Manchester Intergrated Care Partnership website.

Finances and heating the home: 

Noone wants to spend more on energy than necessary. Age UK has a page with tips and advice on preparing your home for winter and energy advice.

Extra help with heating costs:

 - Winter Fuel Payment

- Cold Weather Payment

- Warm Home Discount and one-off payment of £150

If you need emergency help with fuel costs - Salford Assist may be able to support you. They can provide short-term support for an emergency or crisis situation.

You can call the Salford Assist Helpline on 0800 694 3695 from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.

You may also be eligible to support from the Household Support Fund which is open until the end of March 2024. The number is 0800 011 3998. They can also refer clients for longer-term support.

Salford Foundation provide a personalised and confidential advice on changing energy tariff and switching from prepayment meters to credit meters. The number is: 0161 787 8500.

Salford CVS have additional cost of living information.

Low mood, social isolation, and anxiety: 

You may be feeling anxious about going out, are living with a long-term health condition or have lost the motivation and interest to do the things you used to enjoy. Please get in touch with us and we can help and advise you. Our Information and Advice Service and may be able to offer the support and advice you need. Critchley Community Hub has a coffee and company group, meeting every Tuesday for those who may be feeling alone and would like to spend some time with other people.

Warm Spaces

There a several warm spaces in Salford - one may be near you. Find where they are in Salford using the interactive map.

Eating Well

We have information on eating and drinking well to keep you fit and healthy which is especially important during the Winter months. More information about Nutrition and Hydration in later life.

If you're struggling to cook meals for yourself or worried about food or energy costs. To have your meals provided look on the following websites:

For people who don’t eat much meat or dairy or would like to reduce this, there are lots of good recipes and tips on the Vegetarian for Life website:

Ask for help

Winter can be hard and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Whether you reach out to friends, family, or Age UK Salford, we are here to help.

For further local advice - please contact us on 0161 788 7300.

Winter Wrapped Up Booklet

The Winter Wrapped Up Age UK Booklet has information about staying well and fit during the Winter months. You can contact us at our Eccles Office for a copy or you can download a copy.