Livewell Essex: Stay Well This Winter









Our partners Livewell Essex are launching the Essex-wide ‘stay well this winter’ campaign, running from this month until end of February, which raises awareness of a number of actions you can take to help you and your family stay well over the cold winter months. If you are on Twitter, follow hashtag #staywellessex otherwise you can visit their website for advice and tips.

There are a number of actions to help older individuals in Essex stay well this winter:

·         Getting the flu vaccination

·         Calling 111 when people have an urgent, but non-life-threatening medical need

·         Treating common childhood illnesses correctly at home

·         Seeking immediate advice and help from a pharmacist as soon as they feel unwell

·         Keeping on top of prescriptions

·         Keeping as warm as they can and saving money on energy bills

·         Eating well to stay warm

·         Looking out for elderly or frail friends, neighbours and relatives

·         Keeping active where possible

·         Staying safe in your home

·         Being prepared for the bad weather