Being cold is not just uncomfortable; living in a cold home can harm your health. It can exacerbate a range of health conditions such as respiratory and cardiovascular disease, asthma attacks in children, and impact on mental well-being.
Partners across East Sussex are working together through the East Sussex Energy Partnership (ESEP) to address the impact of cold homes and fuel poverty, and a range of initiatives have been put in place to help vulnerable people this winter, including a free Winter Home Check service for the most vulnerable people in East Sussex and provision of free repairs, insulation and other measures in the home where required.
Below is a leaflet giving Top Tips on how to stay warm this winter.
Keep Warm & Well this Winter - Top Tips.pdf
Keep Warm & Well this Winter - Carer Guidance.pdf
For further information on the East Sussex Winter Warmth Campaign, visit:
#HELP MY NHS
NHS services are there for you when you need them. But many people are using some services, such as A&E and their GP, with problems that could be treated elsewhere. This makes these services very busy and means you and others may have to wait longer to be treated.
The NHS is doing everything it can to prepare for the extra pressures and demands over the busy winter months.
You can #HelpMyNHS to give the best care by making sure you and your loved ones get the right care, at the right time, in the right place.
This website helps you do this by highlighting where you can get medical treatment that is right for you.
It includes details on the alternative services to A&E and GPs, along with tips on using of GP appointments properly, taking steps to help prevent getting ill and self-manage minor illnesses, as well as other services, such as pharmacists.
It is tailored to include listings on specific services available to you across Sussex and East Surrey. Follow the links to find out how to help your GP and help your A&E. #HELP MY NHS