Winter Wise booklet – a guide to keeping well this winter

The Greater Manchester Ageing Hub has partnered with national older person's charity Independent Age to launch Winterwise, a new guide to keeping well during the winter period.

More than 325,000 printed guides are being distributed across Greater Manchester. The guide brings together key information for older people on cost-of-living support with messages focusing on three themes - ‘Stay warm’, ‘Stay safe’ and ‘Stay well’.

  • ‘Stay warm’ – Providing information about the financial support that older people could access to help them with rising energy costs
  • ‘Stay safe’ – Focusing on home safety advice for older people, including fire safety, how to spot and report scams, and what to do if they fall
  • ‘Stay well’ – Tips and advice on mental health and wellbeing, eating well and keeping active

To get a physical copy for yourself, your loved ones or older people you are supporting, please look out for local distributions such as at libraries, pharmacies, warm hubs and more, or call Independent Age on 0800 319 6789. You could also call your local council’s dedicated cost of living phone line for more advice and support.

The online version is available below:

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Winter Wise booklet – a guide to keeping well this winter