Following the latest government advice around the Coronavirus, we have had to make some temporary changes to how we operate. Please see our Coronavirus response page for full details. 

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.

Six 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:

We need your help...

Socially isolated people across Merton are depending on us for immediate and practical support with food deliveries, telephone befriending and much more. In what is a difficult time for everyone, help us support vulnerable people who are likely to feel the impact most.