Find out information about the snowy and icy weather!
The office team is closely monitoring the weather forecasts throughout the day to ensure we are prepared for snow and icy conditions. The Management and Supervisory team have worked hard to ensure contingency plans are in place, meaning we can act quickly and effectively should our rounds be impacted upon by winter weather. We have also ordered snow shoe grips for all of our carers, to ensure they are as safe as possible when walking from their cars to the customer homes, or even completing their rounds on foot - something our carers had do more than once last year, courtesy of the 'beast from the east'.
At the moment, the biggest risk seems to be Thursday evening (31st of January), into Friday morning. With snow currently forecast from 13:00pm thursday afternoon, right through until 13:00pm Friday afternoon, which could cause disruption.
An update weather forecast can be accessed by visiting the MET office website:
Gloucestershire Highways have the following information on being prepared for winter weather
If you're on Facebook, then 'Gloucestershire Roads' is very useful to keep an eye on road conditions and closures.
The AA have the following tips on staying safe whilst driving in snow and ice
As we always say, please stay safe! The office team will be in constant contact with carers, providing updates and support. We really appreciate the entire teams efforts in ensuring that some very vulnerable people receive the care and support they need - in all weathers.