Homes can sometimes overheat during warmer weather, and occasionally in cooler months also. Even during a relatively cool summer 1 in 5 homes are likely to overheat. For many people, this makes life uncomfortable and sleeping difficult. Some people are particularly vulnerable to heat especially older and disabled people and for them a hot home can worsen existing health conditions or even kill.
To ensure that Bury residents and Carers are prepared please find attached:
- Beat the Heat, Keep Cool at Home checklist’ that may be useful to help to identify if a home may be at risk of overheating and if occupants there may be at risk of ill health from overheating. second part details how to reduce overheating and where to get help.
- Heatwave Plan (Easy Read)
- Beat the Heat Poster
- Tackling Dehydration poster
Further information can be found on the link below to Public Health England’s Heatwave Plan. The plan aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England.