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How does cold weather affect your health and wellbeing?

The cold weather affects all of us, so we would like to encourage you to look after yourself and lookout for your relatives, friends and neighbours, particularly the elderly and more vulnerable people in your community.

Stress on the body

It can cause physiological stress on the body

Slips and trips

There is an increased risk of slips and trips

Heart and lungs

Added stress on your heart and lungs

Coughs and colds

An increased risk of contracting coughs, colds, and flu viruses

Migraines

It can bring on migraines

SAD

It can cause seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Lonely

More likely to feel isolated and lonely

Sleep

It can make it more difficult to fall asleep

Our commitment to your health and safety during flu season

At Beyond Housing, we are committed to providing you with a quality service while prioritising your health and safety. As part of this commitment, we are taking additional precautions to minimise the risk of spreading airborne viruses during this cold and flu season.

How to get your home ready for winter

How to get the most out of your central heating

Other methods of keeping you and your home warm

How to fix your boiler

Power cuts

Flood advice

Top tips

Here are some top tips on how you can be prepared for any adverse weather.

I have no heating or hot water

  • The condensate pipes might be frozen. Run warm water on them
  • Ensure you have credit on your gas and electric meters
  • Is your meter showing any error codes?
  • Make sure your thermostat is on and turned up.

My electrics aren’t working

  • Check you have credit on your electric meter
  • Check your appliances; make sure sockets/fuse spurs are switched on
  • Check if there is a problem with your neighbours’ electrics
  • Make sure there isn’t a power cut in the area.

I can see condensation or damp

  • Try not to dry clothes on the radiators and ensure the property is heated
  • Make sure vents on windows are open so the property is aired
  • If it persists, report it to us.

I have a leak

  • Locate your stop tap and turn it off
  • Find where the leak is coming from
  • Check it’s actually a leak and not condensation
  • If it’s a leak, report it to us.

My shower isn’t working

  • Check the pull cord is working by seeing if the light is on. If the light has gone out but the shower is still working then it’s simply the light
  • If there is no water coming out, check other taps have a flow of water
  • If it still doesn’t work, report it to us.