Health and Wellbeing

Care workers continue support despite the severe weather

Posted on: 19 March 2018

Care providers have had contingency plans in operation over the weekend, prioritising visits to those who most need them, and making arrangements with families and carers to ensure continued care where necessary.

Again, following the severe weather of just a few weeks ago, health and social care teams are demonstrating huge commitment and determination to visit and see patients and clients.

The council is reminding people to consider elderly neighbours and family members who may be on their own, and who would appreciate some help this morning.

·  If you have vulnerable or elderly neighbours, think about how they could possibly be helped through the cold spell;

·  Try to maintain indoor temperatures to at least 18C, particularly if you are not mobile, have long-term illness or are 65 or over. NHS Choices has more information on staying healthy during cold weather;

·  Listen to local radio for updates on current weather conditions and ensure you are stocked with food and medications

Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for adult social care said:

“Care providers and health and social care teams are out again doing all that they can and more so to make sure people are receiving the support they need.  Thanks as well to the many volunteer 4 x 4 drivers who are helping them.

“Please can people give thought to elderly or otherwise vulnerable family members, neighbours and friend, and to make sure that they’re OK and that they have what they need to stay warm, fed and hydrated.”

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