Keep Warm, Keep Well is the message to Black Country residents this winter as the cold weather sets in. The Black Country Cluster of PCTs has put together a range of leaflets filled with top tips on how to avoid getting a cold, how to heat your home effectively and efficiently as well as information on grants and benefits available to residents to help with paying heating bills or insulating their home.
Dr Steve Cartwright, Medical Director for the Black Country Cluster, said: “At this time of year its important that people, especially the elderly, know the best and most cost efficient way of keeping their home warm. Our leaflets, give tips on what temperature to set your heating at, the best times of day to set it to come on or off, as well as information on grants available and ways you can reduce your chance of catching a cold or flu.”
Copies of the leaflets are available from GP surgeries and health centre’s across the borough or alternatively visit http://bcc.smart-hosting.co.uk/
Remember to visit www.facebook.com and search for Black Country NHS to find out more about their competition this week to win £100 in high street shopping vouchers or one of two runner up prizes of £25 in high street shopping vouchers.