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Preparing for severe wintry conditions

For most people, when the clocks go back it signals the start of winter. For some, especially if you are older or have older relatives, it can be a more difficult time when you may need a bit of extra help or support.

There are lots of things you can do to keep healthy and well in winter, and we've developed top tips of things to consider and ways to prepare for winter.

Together with Yakult we’ve produced a helpful guide to support you in the colder months to make sure you keep safe, warm and well.

Visit or to stay informed weather conditions in your local area.

For more information about staying safe, healthy and warm this winter, see our guides on managing minor winter ailments and the flu vaccination.