Our first Winter Warmer Appeal has now closed raising more than £2,700.


Tips to keep warm in winter

We all know/might know someone that may be vulnerable to the effects of the cold this winter. We can help them to keep warm and be healthy by encouraging them to follow a few simple steps:

  • Wear several thin layers to help trap warm air close to the body
  • Wear clothes made from wool, cotton or fleecy fabrics
  • Wear warm clothes in bed and if it’s really cold, consider wearing a hat
  • Cut out draughts and stop heat escaping by drawing curtains
  • Keep any windows and internal doors closed when it’s cold – this will keep heat inside
  • Have regular hot meals and warm drinks
  • Keep moving, even doing chair-based activities like wiggling your toes
  • If you’re sitting down, a shawl or blanket will provide extra warmth
  • Make sure you have a flu jab
  • Have your heating system serviced regularly
  • Fit thermal linings to curtains to help to keep the heat in

Some tips to reduce energy-use and keep fuel costs down:

  • Turn off the lights if you are not in the room
  • Don’t leave electrical items on standby
  • Only boil as much water as you need.
  • Turn off any electrical chargers once finished
  • Avoid blocking radiators

Phone 0800 169 65650 to claim a free ‘Winter Wrapped Up’ information guide from Age UK.


If you were born on or before 5 July 1954 you can claim the Winter Fuel payment. Contact your local Citizens Advice for more information.

The Welcome Centre (Huddersfield) is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1151282 and company number 8428517. We are based at 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QB. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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