Cold weather resources

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Birmingham City Council

BCC has produced guidance on several schemes now available to Birmingham residents to tackle fuel poverty, from free installation of central heating, switching energy supplier, support with fuel debts, energy saving measures, energy efficient appliances and more.

BCC guidance

Disability Resource Centre

DRC’s Energy Efficiency Advice Service provides energy-related information and advice to disabled people and people with long term health conditions in Birmingham Black Country and South Staffordshire. DRC also deliver workshops in the community to allow people to become efficient and effective energy consumers.

DRC website

Telephone: 03030 402040

Simple Energy Advice

SEA provide free advice on energy efficiency, grants and bills.

Telephone: 0800 444 202

Winter Wellness


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Age UK

Age UK has produced guidance on keeping well this winter, including information on staying healthy, keeping spirits up, managing money, looking after each other, preparing for severe weather and getting the flu jab.

Age UK guidance

Birmingham City Council

BCC has produced guidance on staying safe during severe weather, including dedicated information on winter weather, thunderstorms and lightning, and gales and high winds.

BCC guidance


Groundswell has produced a winter health leaflet for people experiencing homelessness.

Groundswell leaflet

Met Office

The Met Office has produced a range of seasonal advice to help deal with the worst weather throws at us, including guidance on travel, your home, health and wellbeing, your community and being weather ready for winter.

Met Office guidance


The NHS has produced guidance on how to stay well in winter and this information is available in large print, audio, British Sign Language and easy-read versions.

NHS guidance


SignHealth has produced flu vaccine and COVID-19 guidance in British Sign Language.

SignHealth flu guidance

SignHealth COVID-19 guidance

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