Stay Well This Winter – East Sussex events
In England and Wales in 2013-2014 there were 18,200 winter deaths that could potentially have been avoided (UK Health Forum). Being cold at home makes underlying health problems, such as breathing problems, risk of stroke or heart conditions, much worse or even fatal. Being too cold can also increase the risk of trips and falls.
Being cold isn’t just uncomfortable; it can be very bad for your health particularly if you are an older person, disabled, have a family with young children or have a long term limiting illness.
East Sussex as a whole has an estimated 8.7% of households that are in fuel poverty – over 20,800 households in total. In some areas, both urban and rural, this rises to nearly 12% (DECC 2015).
- Do you work with people who are potentially vulnerable to winter illness?
- Are you interested in finding out about the main causes of winter illness?
- Would you like to learn more about how this work is being addressed by partners across East Sussex and how you can use your existing and trusted relationships with residents as an opportunity to prevent ill health this winter?
- Do you want to share your experiences with other local organisations?
The East Sussex Health Improvement Networks invite you to a free half day event that will provide you with a better understanding of the issues relating to fuel poverty and winter illness, introduce the national Stay Well This Winter campaign and provide you with details of services you can refer your clients to, along with resources to help you.
Stay Well This Winter Network events will take place at:
- Hastings: 12th November, Town Hall, Priory Meadow, TN34 1TL. 10:00 – 12:30
- Eastbourne: 16th November, Town Hall, Grove Road, BN21 4UG. 13:30 – 16:00
- Lewes: 19th November, County Hall, Lewes, BN7 1UE. 14:00 – 16:30