Bluebird Care Newmarket & Fenland give blankets to local residents to keep warm this winter

Published: 22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Newmarket & Fenland are urging older people, their families, friends and neighbours to think WARMTH this winter to help people and even save lives.

Bluebird Care Newmarket & Fenland are urging older people, their families, friends and neighbours to think WARMTH this winter to help people and even save lives.

Winter WarmthAs the weather starts to get colder, Bluebird Care is sending out the strong message that cold weather is extremely serious and potentially life threatening - and is urging people around the country to prepare for the winter with some simple steps to stay warm and safe.

Bluebird Care Newmarket & Fenland have launched their Winter Warmth campaign. As part of this campaign they will be delivering blankets and temperature cards to their customers to ensure they maintain a good temperature throughout this cold spell. As part of their commitment to ensuring their teams are safe throughout the winter season Bluebird Care are providing all team members with ice scrapers and hot drinks when they come into the offices.

Bluebird Care has also been urging people in the area to prepare for the winter with some simple steps to stay warm and safe, and giving advice on looking after older relatives and neighbours in the cold weather.  

Thinking WARMTH can help to save lives this winter:

W   Wrap Up - dress warmly and make sure you’re wearing sturdy shoes with good grip when you go outside to prevent falls.

A   Stay Alert - Keep an eye on the weather forecast and make sure you are stocked up with food and medicine in advance of a cold snap. If you have elderly neighbours, try and check up on them during cold weather.

R   Risk - Try and minimise the risk of falls or becoming ill by taking the weather into account when you plan activity when severe weather is forecast.  Make sure you plan ahead for the cold weather by speaking with your GP about getting a flu jab, and talking to your neighbours about clearing snow in front of your home.

M   Money - Winter bills can be very expensive.  Make sure that you’re receiving all of the benefits you’re eligible for.  In addition to the Winter Fuel Payments, available to anyone born before July 1952, and if it gets very cold you could be entitled to additional Cold Weather Payments. 

T   Temperature - Ensure the rooms that you use in your home are heated to an appropriate temperature.

H   Hot meals - Try to have at least one hot meal a day, and have hot drinks throughout the day to keep you warm. Eating regularly will help to keep up your energy levels in the cold weather.

Commenting, Carolyn Dailey, Director said:
 
Cold weather in the winter can be a real danger to some of the most vulnerable people in our society, and at Bluebird Care Newmarket & Fenland we’re determined to help elderly residents in the area to stay safe, by giving out blankets and temperature gauges to keep people warm in their homes this winter. We are also promoting hot meals as part of their daily routine to help keep warm this winter.

Our winters can be quite sudden and catch us off guard, which means people have little time to take precautions against the cold.  It’s important to start planning for the cold weather now by taking simple precautions like making sure you are aware of the weather forecast, getting any benefits you’re entitled to, speaking to your neighbours about how to cope with heavy snow or ice, and talking to your GP about getting your flu jab.
 
 It’s really important that people prepare for the cold weather now by making sure they speak to their doctors about getting a flu jab, and thinking about how to cope if there is a cold snap so they can stay safe this winter.  We’re urging people in area to contact the team at Bluebird Care area for more advice on the winter.”
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