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Source: NICE/SCIE 

 

For vulnerable people, living in a cold home increases the chance of serious illness or death. They are also at a higher risk of a heart attack or stroke, breathing problems, flu, depression and falls.

 

Care home and Homecare managers, as well as staff, can play an important role in preventing harm caused by a lack of heating by ensuring staff can recognise people at risk and how to document and share concerns appropriately.

 

A new NICE/SCIE quick guide explains how some simple preventative actions can help to save people’s lives. The guide covers:

  • Recognising a hard-to-heat home
  • Identifying those most at risk
  • Making every contact count
  • Being part of a successful discharge home

 

» Click here to read the NICE/SCIE quick guidance