Stay warm this winter

Vulnerable residents in East Sussex are being urged to ensure they stay warm, safe and well as the cold weather begins to bite.

With temperatures expected to fall, the authority says residents, particularly families with young children, older people, carers and people with chronic conditions, can follow a few simple tips.

These include wrapping up warm and ensuring homes are properly heated and medicine cabinets are stocked up.

Councillor Bill Bentley, county council lead member for adult social care, said: “We’ve enjoyed mild weather recently but as the cold weather begins to take hold, now is the time for people to ensure they stay warm, safe and well.

“In the event of extreme weather, we will do everything we can to ensure services continue to run as normally as possible, but people can play their part by helping themselves, and their neighbours, relatives and friends during the winter.”

Advice on keeping warm and well during winter, is available at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/keepwarm or by calling Social Care Direct on 0345 60 80 191.