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Estio’s Winter Guide for Support Workers

Article Date: 26-10-2018

We’ve moved from summer into autumn and soon we’ll be in winter. Now’s your chance to prepare for the changes in weather and save yourself from winter frustrations due to a lack of preparation. To help you along, we’ve put a short list of things you can do to help yourself as we enter into the colder months.

  • Prepare your vehicle – If you’re a driver, you should know by now that driving on ice is definitely not something to look forward to. According to confused.com, they say that over half of issues with cars in winter could have been prevented through regular servicing. Some more things you can do to winter proof your car/vehicle and minimise the potential issues are as follows:
    • Check your battery – In the winter, especially with the cold and dark nights your car’s battery will be used far more frequently. This is due to the increased use of your car’s lights, heater and blower.
    • Top up your engine with antifreeze – According to confused.com they day that during the year, people tend to fill up with water during the year and forget about the antifreeze. What some people don’t realise is that over time the antifreeze solution will become so diluted that it will freeze.
  • Set your clocks back – Yes, it’s the time of year where the sun rises a little later and sets a little sooner and it means you should probably set your clocks back on the 28th Read our blog on the clocks changing here
  • Set off sooner – We’re all dreading that winter rush hour, right? Defy the rules of the road this winter and set off earlier, if you want to get where you need to be on time, we’d recommend you set off half an hour sooner.
  • Get wrapped up – Haven’t got your winter coat and gloves yet? Maybe spend some of your next pay on some good old woollies to keep your hard working self toasty in the cold.
  • Get vaccinated – Some adults are more eligible than others for the flu vaccine, if you know this is something you struggle with contact your local GP or to see your eligibility visit the NHS website here.

That’s all we have for you, but if you enjoyed this blog – you’ll probably enjoy our others too. Read more from us on our website.

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