It’s going to be cold in the next few days – so keep vulnerable people warm and well!

A cold spell is expected over the new few days with a 90% probability of icy weather until Sunday (24 February) so it is important to make sure vulnerable people are kept warm and well.

The Winter Home Check Service is still available to help vulnerable people, such as the elderly, or disabled or families with children and on a low income, get advice and support to keep warm and well.

The service includes:

  • full assessment of the home to identify how to keep it warm
  • small preventative works such as reducing drafts, improving insulation, clearing gutters, lagging pipes and clearing chimneys
  • providing emergency temporary heating.

Cllr Keith Glazier, Lead Member responsible for Public Health, said:

“Even though the sun may shine every now and then, it is still very cold and will be over the next few days. People may think winter is behind them, but they should use this service if it is needed. Also, I would encourage people to check on older neighbours or relatives, to make sure they are safe, warm and well”.

If you would like more information, or want to refer anyone for help, please contact Adult Social Care

The Council is also providing more help and information about being prepared for the possibility of severe weather. Follow the Council on twitter where we tweet on winter subjects using the hashtag #ESwinter:

You can also follow our winter blog, and on Facebook:

To find out whether day-care centres, libraries or other council services are affected by winter weather and to find out which roads are on the Council’s gritting routes, see

Further information on keeping warm and well in winter can be found on our website at:

East Sussex County Council, the local NHS and the District and Borough Council’s work together to ensure health protection and health improvement for the people of East Sussex.

The Department of Health’s Warm Homes Healthy People Fund is one of a range of measures which the DH and the NHS are taking to protect individuals and communities from the effects of severe winter weather. Further details can be found on their website at: