Supporting vulnerable residents during the heatwave

With temperatures exceeding 30°C this week, our housing and care teams have been looking out for our older and vulnerable residents.

This week and over the coming days, our local officers are carrying out telephone welfare checks on residents who they know may need some extra help or support whilst our care and support teams are focusing on ensuring residents remain safe and hydrated.

It comes amid a level three heat health warning from the Met Office, which outlines that we face persistent high temperatures throughout the week with little respite at night.

The Met Office have provided advice on coping with hot weather, but the main health risks are:

  • Not drinking enough water
  • Overheating, especially if you have heart or breaking problems
  • Heat exhaustion or heat stroke, both of which are potentially serious conditions

You can find out more on the Met Office’s page of tips for keeping cool in hot weather, as well as the government’s Beat the heat: keep cool at home checklist.

If you or anyone in your household falls ill call 101 or, in an emergency, 999.

If you do require any support relating to the weather, please speak with your local officer so that arrangements can be made. We work with a number of external support providers and can arrange additional assistance through these.