So how does this affect us? What can we do to protect ourselves and others from these unpredictable weather conditions? Here are a few simple things you can do to help yourself, your family, friends and community:

  • Keep in contact with older or vulnerable family and neighbours. Take a few minutes to ask if they need any shopping or medicines and make sure they are warm and comfortable and can make all the difference.
  • These are challenging times with cost of living concerns, but Simple Energy Advice provides free advice and many organisations are opening their doors and offering 'warm spaces' to help keep you warm this winter.
  • Remember that cold weather makes us all more vulnerable to a range of winter illnesses such as flu, coughs, and colds, so please get your free flu jab and Covid-19 seasonal vaccine.

More information on staying safe and well in winter can be found on the NHS website here

Together for Sutton may also be able to support you further through our partnership working with TfS partners and collaborative projects with Thinking Works. Should you wish to contact us, please give us a call or complete an online referral form here.