Winter wellbeing

We know that people across our District may need help in the coming winter months. In response, we have worked with Community Action Bradford & District (CABAD), Racial Equality Network and Act as One, to put together some Winter advice, information and contacts for services that may be of help to you or a family member during the winter period.

If you're finding things hard right now, you're far from alone. We have taken some time to reflect on what our residents may be feeling and experiencing, we've spent time listening.

You can find a copy of the winter booklet online on the CABAD website. You can also request a physical copy.

If you’re looking for information a specific topic you can find this on our website:

Winter wellbeing

  • Wrap up warm when you go out, and make sure your shoes have a good grip
  • Wear a few layers of clothes where you can, it will help you retain body heat
  • Have at least one hot meal a day and try to drink hot drinks regularly
  • Use a hot water bottle to stay warm and around the house
  • Keep an eye out for elderly relatives and neighbours and support them in the cold weather if you can

Travel in winter

Is your journey essential?

Stay in if you can, maybe you could try home deliveries instead. If you do go out, wrap up warm and make sure your phone is fully charged.

Ensure you clear your garden paths or steps to avoid accidents. Rock salt or sand are good options - don't use water as this could freeze later!

Check gritting routes on the council website before a journey and try stick to main roads.

Thank you to every organisation and individual who continues to support the residents in the Bradford District.