Stay Well this Winter 2021 / 2022
Welcome to your local Stay Well this Winter homepage.
Your local Stay Well this Winter programme is a network of partners who work across the local health and social care system to mitigate the risks associated with cold weather to the health and well being of our most vulnerable groups who live in cold homes due to fuel poverty.
If you are at risk of or living in fuel poverty, there are several ways in which your local Stay Well this Winter programme can help you access the services, information and potentially even financial support to keep warm and well this winter, whilst reducing your energy bills.
If you are struggling to pay your bills and / or can't afford to heat your home and live in contact LEAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0800 060 7567
Anglian Water working in partnership with Stay Well
Anglian Water is here to help you when you need it most. If you are struggling to afford your bill, Anglian Water’s specially-trained Extra Care Support Team can help find a way forward, with a personalised plan to find the cheapest tariff or a flexible payment plan made just for you.
Anglian Water also wants to help you save water and in turn save you more money. To do so, simply request your free water saving home kit to help with those bills.
Visit Anglian Water’s Extra Care Support team, call on 0800 232 1951 or download the Extra Care Support leaflet.
NHS 'Help Us, Help You' Campaign
The winter months can be challenging for both you and the NHS. ‘Help Us Help you’ is an NHS Winter Pressures campaign to help you understand the actions you can take to stay healthy and manage your own health to help reduce the pressure on the NHS.
To help you understand what actions you can take to prepare for winter and to get the right help at the right time, click on the NHS campaigns below.
Get your flu vaccination
Prepare for Winter and get vaccinated against the flu virus. Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications. However for certain groups, flu can be more severe, and therefore be eligible for the free flu jab.
You are eligible for the free flu vaccine if you are pregnant, are aged 65 years or over, have a long-term health condition (check which conditions are eligible), or are a carer. Children aged 2 or 3 years are also eligible.
Ring NHS 111 if you have an urgent medical condition
Contact your local GP surgery, local pharmacy or midwifery service for your free NHS flu vaccine to help protect you against the risk of flu and its complications.
Do you have an urgent but non-life-threatening medical concern? Not sure what to do? Ring NHS 111 to find out what to do and where to go.
NHS 111 (online or by phone) will direct you to the most appropriate local service. This is particularly
important when your pharmacy is closed to ensure that you get the support you need 24 hours a day.
Don't wait for our symptoms to get worse, ask your Pharmacy team first
Seek advice from a local pharmacist to prepare for winter. If you start to feel unwell, even if it's a cough or a cold, don't wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice from your pharmacist. Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals with the clinical know how to give you the help you need, whether it’s over the counter medicines, a few days rest or a bit of reassurance. Better still all this can be done without the need of an appointment.
Most people live within easy reach of a pharmacy, and with many now offering longer opening hours, it’s easier to get the help and advice you need, without booking an appointment.
To find your nearest pharmacy, visit: https://beta.nhs.uk/find-a-pharmacy/