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Council services help older people during winter

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Older and vulnerable people from across the borough can find access to services and support this winter thanks to Dudley Council’s winter wellbeing campaign.

The council has a range of support services and schemes that can help people keep safe, well and protected over the cold winter months.

Services offered include the winter warmth scheme, helping people to keep their homes affordably warm over winter, Dudley Falls Prevention, offering advice on avoiding and support for those recovering following a fall and the Dudley Telecare Service, the council’s 24/7 emergency service.

Booklets detailing the services and providing top tips on staying well and safe are being made available in pharmacies, hospitals, health centres and social care centres. People can also call 0300 555 0055 or view the information at www.dudley.gov.uk/winterwellbeing

Deborah Harkins, director of public health and wellbeing, said:

Winter can be a difficult and challenging season for us all, but particularly so for older or vulnerable people, and we want to make sure everyone knows where to get help during the colder months.
Our winter wellbeing campaign is offering helping and support and is signposting people to ways of staying well such as making sure those who need the flu jab have it and encouraging people to get good healthcare and advice.

People can also find out more about staying well over the winter at www.nhs.uk/staywell

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