Advice for elderly on keeping warm over winter

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AGE UK Northamptonshire is spearheading a campaign to make sure older people keep themselves warm this winter.

Around 3,500 pensioners die ever year across England and Wales as a result of cold weather. And last year a report from Age UK showed that £859,000,000 is spent by the NHS every year to treat winter related illnesses.

Age UK Northamptonshire is now working with the Met Office and Department of Work and Pensions on the cold weather plan, which aims to provide information to older people who are most at risk.

For more information or to get a copy of how to keep warm and well call 0845 6772220 or email northamptonshire@acnorthants.org.uk.