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There are many simple things you can do to help you and your family keep warm, healthy and safe during cold weather.

Keep an eye on the weather
Protect your home
  • Order winter fuel in advance.
  • Check pipes are lagged to prevent them bursting, and know where to turn your stopcock off.
  • Have a shovel available to clear paths.
  • Prepare a grab bag in case you or your family have to move location at short notice.
  • Make sure you have a working smoke alarm on each level of your home.
  • Complete a Household Emergency Plan, which should include important numbers, such as your home insurer, doctor and the police. West Sussex County Council have provided a useful template:
Protect your health
Winter travel
Help your community
Other resources
  • Contact the Energy Saving Trust for free, impartial advice on reducing your heating bills and making your home more energy efficient.