RESIDENTS are being reminded to keep warm as temperatures continue to drop.
Worcestershire County Council is urging those who are over 65, have long term health problems and are disabled or cannot afford to keep their heating on, to brace themselves over the next few months.
Last year 258 people died in Worcestershire due to the cold conditions and the council have issued a number of tips to stay warmer and healthier.
This includes heating the home well or turning the heating on in the living room during the day and the bedroom at night before going to sleep to avoid costs.
Financial support is available to make the house more energy efficient or to help with heating bills, while eating well and drinking plenty is vital for energy.
Staying active also generates heat and wearing lots of thin layers helps to maintain body heat.
The council is also encouraging people to get flu jabs and those who are on regular medication to make sure they have enough in case they are unable to leave the house.
For advice and help on heating the home call Warmer Worcestershire 0800 988 2881.