2. Weather preparation
Greater Manchester Prepared
A very useful source of emergency planning information is the AGMA Greater Manchester Prepared website
Public Heath cold weather plan
The Public health cold weather plan helps prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England.
Help us to help you
This winter, NHS England and Public Health England are introducing a new overarching brand that brings together all the winter pressures campaign activity - ‘Help Us, Help You’.
The winter months can be challenging for the NHS, especially for urgent care services. The winter pressures campaign is delivered across a range of phases that target different audiences with different calls to action to help reduce these pressures. This includes messages about flu immunisation, staying well in winter, NHS 111, community pharmacy and extended GP hours.
The government has developed the 'Get ready for winter' campaign to make sure that you are prepared for the winter months. The campaign aims to help you prepare for winter and offers advice on what to do during severe weather.
Winter flu jab
Flu is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus. Make sure you get your flu jab if you are aged 65 and over, are pregnant, have a weakened immune system, a serious medical condition or are a carer for someone. Young children aged two, three and four are also recommended to be vaccinated against flu.
Free British Red Cross app
A free British Red Cross app delivers real-time weather alerts in your area. It also provides clear and practical advice on getting ready common emergencies such as fires, storms and power cuts. You can also add the addresses of family and friends to check for weather warnings in their area.
Many people don't know who to contact in the event of a power cut. Find more information about this and how to prepare by reading the power cuts - get ready for winter document.