Supporting Winter Warmth

Supporting Winter Warmth

Updated Aug 21, 2019

Course Overview

A cold home can make existing health conditions worse and bring on new ones. It can also have a negative effect on mental health. This course looks at the importance of keeping vulnerable people warm in winter as well as covering the risk factors to watch out for when assessing wellbeing in the home.

On completion of this course you will automatically get a certificate with your name, CPD hours, date and learning objectives.

Target Audience

This course is for you if you ever come into contact with people who are vulnerable to the cold. This includes anyone who has contact with the elderly, front line staff and social care staff, volunteers and people with friends, relatives and neighbours who might be more at risk during the winter months.

Learning Objectives

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a good awareness of:

  • The risk factors associated with cold weather
  • Who is most likely to be affected by cold weather
  • How to recognise when a person might be at risk from the cold
  • The responsibility to make a referral for help to keep warm
  • How to make a referral and a Making Every Contact Count reference
  • How to use a Making Every Contact Count assessment tool