Warm and well
Help reduce illness and loneliness in the cold winter months.
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If you are in need of urgent but not life-threatening medical help and advice contact NHS 111 a new service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from land lines and mobiles or Choose Well (www.choosewellglos.nhs.uk).
It's especially important over the winter months that you seek help early if you are feeling under the weather. To prevent a minor illness like colds, coughs and sore throats developing into something more serious get advice from your local pharmacist or at NHS Choices.
Call the free Warm and Welladvice line on 0800 500 30 76 or text WARM to 83010 for free, impartial advice on how to heat your home and access grants for home improvements.
Older people can also get energy efficiency advice from Mears Safe at Home. 0800 032 3139.
Or to find out if you are eligible for the tax free Winter Fuel Payment call 08459 151515 or visit www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment
Mears Group's Safe At Home Gloucestershire provides a service that helps older or vulnerable people and disabled people to remain living in their homes by ensuring they are in good repair and adapted for their needs.
Call0800 032 3139 for advice.
If you are worried about a friend or neighbour contact the county council's Adult Helpdesk on 01452 426868.
Find your nearest Village and Community Agent providing older people across Gloucestershire with easier access to information and services.
Call 01452 528491 or visit www.villageagents.org.uk
Telecare is a free service and can provide equipment to help vulnerable adults stay safe in their homes. Equipment such as temperature extreme sensors, door contacts or GPS devices can be provided to help manage the increased risks the colder weather can bring. Referrals can be made via the Adult Helpdesk (01452 426868) or online at www.staysafeandindependentathome.co.uk.
Further help and advice is available from Age UK Gloucestershire.