Follow these handy tips to help you and your loved ones make the most of winter: – keep warm (heat your home – or a core part of it – to at least 18°c if possible) – re-order repeat prescriptions well in advance of the holiday period –  eat well and drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol!) – get a flu jab (it’s never too late) – wash your hands regularly with soap and water – seek help when you start to feel ill. Call 111, talk to your pharmacist or visit your GP. For serious and life-threatening situations, you should ring 999 or attend A&E.

A first aid or self-care kit can also be used to deal with minor injuries or ailments and reduce the need to visit your doctor or pharmacist.

For ideas on what to keep in yours, visit: Further advice about how to stay well this winter is available from

For full details on how to stay well and local events in Surrey and Hampshire see the winter wellness poster


Contact Numbers

Elder Person Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 Domestic Abuse – your Sanctuary Surrey 24hr helpline: 01483 776822 Surrey County Council Adult Social Care IN HOURS: Telephone: 0300 200 1005 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday. Surrey County Council Adult Social Care OUT OF HOURS: 01483 517898 – Emergency Duty Team. Monday to Friday, 5pm-9am. Weekends 24 hours a day. Also operated throughout all bank holiday periods. Waverley Carers Support: 01252 718166. Independent advice, information and support for carers in the Waverley area. Farnham Foodbank: 07901 581 539