Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is calling on the public to stay safe this winter and to consider the additional safety measures we must all be aware of throughout the winter months.

The information contained within the ‘Keep  Safe this Winter’ guidance will help you make informed choices on how to stay safe and keep well this Winter: How to keep you safe at home and when venturing out, healthy eating advice, nurturing your mental wellbeing whilst avoiding physical illness; looking out for vulnerable neighbours; and who to contact should you require additional information or assistance.

A key theme of this year’s campaign is avoiding trips and falls, and the guidance contains handy tips on staying on your feet, at home and when venturing outside.

Launching the 2023/2024 Winter Safety Campaign, Comhairle Leader Paul Steele, commented:

“With a little preparation we can all stay safe throughout the Winter months and this excellent resource provides invaluable information on all aspects of personal safety, including emergency contact details.

I should also like to highlight that Winter can be a particularly challenging time for our more vulnerable neighbours and that we should all try to offer any assistance we can to make things less difficult for them in the coming months.

Taking a few simple steps now and planning ahead could make things a lot easier, and, crucially, safer for you this winter.”

Please also see the full ‘Keep Safe this Winter’ guidance here:

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