Dear runners, I wanted to flag up an NHS Choices campaign I hope you’ll join. It’s called Winter Friends and it involves signing a pledge to look out for an elderly person this winter – could be a neighbour, friend or relative. We’ve launched the campaign because thousands of elderly people die every year in Britain from the cold and thousands more spend the winter alone and lonely. If you’re already helping an older person on a regular basis, do still sign the pledge to show your support. If you’d like to help but don’t where to start, you could volunteer with one of the many organisations that help older people – there’s more information on our FAQs page. We’ve also set up a Winter Friends community here at HealthUnlocked where you can talk to other Winter Friends.
Sign the pledge here – it takes less than a minute
Winter Friends FAQs
Join the Winter Friends community