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Keeping well In a heatwave

Keeping well In a heatwave

Extreme Heat Warning

We are sending you this special communication to support you when dealing with the extreme heat which we are predicted to have over the weekend and into the beginning of next week.

We wanted to make sure you have all the relevant information you need, to protect yourselves and the person you support ahead of the high temperatures.

Below are some useful hints, tips and things to remember:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Keep out of the sun between 11.00am and 3.00pm
  • Sit inside or in shaded areas whichever feels cooler
  • Apply sun cream and wear a hat
  • Avoid physical exertion
  • Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
  • Eat cold foods, particularly salads as they have a high-water
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There is more information on looking after yourself and others in this Public Health England guide:

Heatwave Plan for England – Looking after yourself (publishing.service.gov.uk)

There is also further information available by visiting the below websites:

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Looking after your lungs in hot weather | Asthma + Lung UK (blf.org.uk)

Advice for older adults staying safe in hot weather | Age UK

Staying_safe_in_hot_weather_easy_read.pdf (discovery-uk.org)

12 ways to beat the heat this summer | Autism Speaks

How to support somebody living with dementia in hot weather | Alzheimer’s Society (alzheimers.org.uk)

In addition to this please be mindful of heat exhaustion and heat stroke:

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Sessions have been cancelled

You will see from the links which have been sent out, a few of our usual sessions have been cancelled due to the predicted temperatures which we are forecast. This is to ensure that your wellbeing and safety are prioritised during the heatwave. Rest assured they will return as normal once the temperatures subside.

Please stay safe and remember we are here for you if you need advice, information or support – 0300 111 9000

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