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There are some simple steps to getting ready for winter weather. Planning ahead can really help you and your family when the cold sets in.
The best way to get through winter is to keep warm and to follow a healthy lifestyle:
The Department of Health has issued a guide 'Keep Warm - Keep Well' which offers advice on how to keep yourself warm. The leaflet also includes details for organisations offering practical solutions, financial assistance, and safety advice.
Keep enough of the following in your house to last all of you at least two days:
If you discover or experience an emergency situation dial 999
When you dial 999 the first person to answer will be an operator who will ask what emergency service you require. They will ask for your telephone number because if your line is cut or you are unable to continue the call, the operator can trace where you are and send assistance. Please do not ring the emergency services unless it is a genuine 999 matter.
Each year we work with partners to deliver the City Council's Stay Warm and Healthy in Derby programme to try and help vulnerable people to keep warm at home through the cold winter months. Download the Stay warm and healthy in Derby leaflet to find out about the type of support and assistance we offer.