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Winter Wellbeing

Cold weather can affect your health and ability to get out and about. This page provides information on staying well and connected during the winter months. 

If you're not very mobile, are 65 or over, or have a health condition, such as heart or lung disease, heat your home to at least 18C (65F).

NHS Leeds has created a useful guide on keeping warm this winter to help you stay warm and well. 

Keeping Warm | Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

Winter brings many challenges linked to cold weather and infections, including flu and coronavirus. 

Public Health Leeds have created a checklist to help ensure that people at risk of illness due to cold weather can access key support. 

Winter wellbeing checklists |

During colder months condensations can become a major problem. The big difference between condensation and other forms of damp, such as rising or penetrating damp, is that you have the ability to reduce the problem by taking a view simple steps. These include

  • Keeping temperatures in your home between 18-21c
  • Make sure vents and air bricks are not obstructed
  • Open windows to air the house or use an extractor fan when generating steam
  • Wipe down any moisture that occurs straight away

Read more about how to prevent damp and mould and how the address the effects on Leeds Directory.

Last updated: 6/10/2024