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Winter hub for professionals

Winter can be a difficult time of year, especially for older people, but ͵͵ can help. On this page, we've brought together our winter-related information and advice – tailored to you as a professional.

Other helpful resources for older people

Winter wrapped up guide

This guide outlines how older people can prepare for the colder months, covering their health, their money and their home.

More resources for professionals

Top tips this winter

Signpost the older people you support to ͵͵'s top tips for winter using the following web content and downloadable leaflet.

How to keep warm and well in winter

6 tips for winter – ͵͵ leaflet (PDF, 529 KB)

Why winter is so challenging for older people

Winter can be tough at any age, especially during the cost-of-living crisis. In a recent Discover article, the ͵͵ Health Influencing team details how older people can be supported to stay well this winter. 

Read the article now

͵͵ guide: A Coordinated Response to Winter Pressures

This year, we've brought together a guide to best practice in system-working to sustain older people’s health through winter. The guide explores the opportunities of using population health approaches to reduce pressure on urgent and emergency health services, as well as looking at how services can support improved discharge, reduce readmissions, and roll out of urgent community response and virtual wards. 

Download and read the guide (PDF, 3.2 MB)

For more information about the underlying drivers of hospital admissions, we've put together an evidence summary slide pack.

Download the related slide pack (PDF, 434 KB)

Staying well this winter

Our short animation looks at 4 different aspects of winter: keeping warm, saving money, staying healthy and mental health. You can share this video quickly and easily with the older people you support.

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