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Top Tips from Access2Care to Stay Warm and Well this Winter

Claim your benefits – Millions of pensioners are missing out on their share of up to £5 billion in unclaimed benefits. If you are eligible this could make a huge difference to your weekly income and go some way towards meeting your energy bills.

1. Eat well and keep warm – Hot meals and drinks provide warmth and energy. Try to eat one nutritious hot meal every day and have a hot drink before bedtime. Wear several layers of clothes to keep warm and wrap up well when you go outside.

2. Stay active – Regular exercise generates heat and helps you to keep warm. It can be as simple as doing household chores or a stroll to the local shops.

3. Get a flu jab – If you’re over 65 or have a long-term health condition‚ you’re more vulnerable to the effects of flu. There are different strains of the virus each winter – make sure you are protected by getting a free flu jab from your GP every year.

4.  Shop around – Shopping around for the best energy rate could make you a considerable saving. If you are on a low income you may also be eligible for a discounted social tariff. Contact your energy supplier and check if you are eligible for a discounted tariff.

5. Get energy efficient – Improving your insulation‚ central heating‚ double glazing or draught-proofing could help keep your house warm and cut your bills. If you receive benefits you may be able to get a Warm Front grant to help pay for heating improvements‚ and your energy supplier may offer energy efficiency products like insulation free of charge.

Access2Care is a Private Home Care Agency providing Home Care for the Elderly & Disabled people in the comfort of their own home in Nottingham. Telephone 0115 859 6074 for more details.

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