The Warm & Well in Merton campaign is raising awareness of the importance of preparing for winter and giving you support on how best to stay warm and well.

Warm & Well in Merton is a partnership between Wimbledon Guild, Merton Council, Age UK Merton, Thinking Works and Crew Energy. We are on hand to provide you free, confidential advice on transport, benefits, debt and housing support. 

We can help you with:

When the cold weather hits…

It’s really important to look after yourself and stay warm. Exposure to extreme cold, even for a short time, can raise your blood pressure, putting you at risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Make sure you:

  • Keep moving – don’t sit still for more than an hour at a time.
  • Eat at least one hot meal a day and drink several hot drinks.
  • Wear lots of thin layers of clothing, which keep you cosy by trapping warm air between them.
  • Check your bedroom is heated to at least 18°C and your living room to at least 21°C.
  • Choose boots with non-slip soles and a warm lining, or wear thermal socks when you’re out and about.
  • Ask your family or friends if they could call or visit more often in a period of cold weather.

Five things you can do now to prepare for winter

For more information please contact Catherine Kiernan at Wimbledon Guild by telephone on: 020 8946 0735 or by email: ckiernan@wimbledonguild.co.uk





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...we need your help. Did you know, demand for our welfare services increased by 13% last year with over 2,000 people turning to us for help in their time of need? Demand continues to grow as times get tougher and budgets are cut for many services across the borough. Help us to continue this vital support. For as little as £5 you can support us, just click on the Donate button below. Thank you.

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