​​​​​​​​​​​Keeping warm


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​It is important to keep warm in winter – both inside and outdoors. Keeping warm over the winter months can help to prevent colds, flu and more serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression.

He​at your home to at least 18°C (65°F)​

​You might prefer your main living room to be slightly warmer.

Keep your bedroom window closed on winter nights

Because breathing cold air can be bad for your health as it increases the risk of chest infections.

Keep active when you're indoors

Try not to sit still for more than an hour or so.

Wear several layers of light clothes

Because they trap warm air better than one bulky layer.

Make sure you're receiving all the help that you're entitled to

Learn how to make your home more energy efficient, improve your heating and keep up with your energy bills at www.gov.uk/phe/keep-warm

And check your heating and cooking appliances are safe

Contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to make sure they're operating properly. 

You can find out more about help and advice available in Lambeth through Age UK Lambeth's ​website​