Helping Our Community Stay Safe With Our #KeepHydrated Campaign

Published: 22/05/2019

Following this month’s record-breaking heat wave, we have launched  #KeepHydrated, our ‘Summer Hydration’ campaign to protect vulnerable people from the harmful effects of heat and sun exposure.   As part of the campaign, older people, their families, friends and neighbours across Rother & Hastings are being urged to think seriously about staying hydrated this summer.

Following this month’s record-breaking heat wave, we have launched  #KeepHydrated, our ‘Summer Hydration’ campaign to protect vulnerable people from the harmful effects of heat and sun exposure.
 
As part of the campaign, older people, their families, friends and neighbours across Rother & Hastings​ are being urged to think seriously about staying hydrated this summer.

 
 The high temperatures that were recorded last week pose a serious risk to vulnerable people in our communities.

We believe individuals have a moral duty to ensure that high risk groups – such as babies, children and the elderly – have adequate care and support to maintain their good health.
 
Our Summer Hydration campaign sends out the strong message that heat and sun exposure is extremely serious and potentially life threatening.

We are urging people across the Rother & Hastings
area to stay hydrated and prepare for hot weather with some simple tips to stay safe in high temperatures.
 
As part of the campaign, we will be sharing tips and links to national resources on social media to ensure everyone is prepared for the hot weather.

Our team will also ensure that elderly people are properly advised on the best way to stay hydrated during scheduled home care visits.
Keep an eye out for our five key tips which are:
  1. Always leave a drink
  2. Avoid the sun between 11am – 3pm
  3. Check that elderly neighbours are ok
  4. Drink plenty of water
  5. Keep cool by closing curtains
Staying hydrated in the summer months is vital as the sun can catch us off guard, giving little time to take precautions against the heat.

It’s important to start planning for the hotter weather now by making sure you are aware of the weather forecast, finding an hour during the day to keep cool, speaking to your neighbours about coping with extreme heat and making sure you are drinking enough fluids.