Check on your elderly neighbours and make sure they are coping in the heatwave.
SEQOL, which provides adult social care and community health services to Swindon, is urging people who live near older residents to be good neighbours and check on them over the coming days, as the temperature is predicted to hit 28 degrees tomorrow and remain high until Tuesday at least.
Chief executive Heather Mitchell said that older people or those with long-term health conditions can be particularly vulnerable during heatwaves, and may not realise they are becoming overheated or dehydrated until it is too late for them to ask for help.
"Most of us are able to really enjoy this lovely sunshine, but if we can all also keep an eye out for those who find the heat a challenge, we’ll be helping keep Swindon an even healthier and and happy community this weekend and into next week.
"If you live next to someone who may be a bit vulnerable, just taking a few minutes to pop round and check that they are coping in this hot weather may save them a lot of discomfort or distress."
More advice and information visit: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Summerhealth/Pages/Heatwave.aspx
Leah King cooling off in the fountains at North Swindon District Centre. Photo: Richard Wintle www.calyxpix.com