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Keeping warm in winter

Cold homes have a significant impact on people's health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm. Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression. The chances of these problems are higher if you're vulnerable to cold-related illnesses because of one or more of the following: you're over 65 you're on a low income (so can't afford heating) you have a long-term health condition, such as heart, lung or kidney disease you are disabled