Is Your Neighbour As Cool As You?
Hounslow Council wants residents to check on the elderly
Hounslow Council is encouraging residents to check up on their neighbours this weekend, following Met Office forecasts of ‘heatwave’ conditions over the next few days.
A Level 3 alert has been issued this afternoon, ( July 18) confirming a 90 per cent chance of heatwave conditions on at least two consecutive days, with temperatures high enough to have a significant effect on health particularly for at risk groups which include older people, the very young and people with pre -existing medical conditions
The council’s social care teams will be checking up on at-risk individuals, for example older people, people with dementia and people with disabilities, and schools are also being offered advice.
Cllr Shantanu Rajawat, Hounslow’s cabinet member for adult social care and health services, said:“With temperatures rising over the next few days, our staff will be checking up on vulnerable clients, but we’re asking residents to look in on any elderly neighbours to make sure they are alright. A knock on the door to check that they are okay takes very little effort but could make a big difference.”
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July 18, 2013