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Protect The Elderly From The Cold Now And Their Affairs In The Future

Nia Wharry, Partner & Head of Wills & Estate Planning

– The Met office is warning of cold weather over the next few days. If you have elderly relatives I’m sure you will want to make sure they are keeping warm, as they are at more risk of ill health when the temperatures drop. Similarly, if you are concerned about the mental or physical welfare of an elderly relative, you may want to encourage them to think about a Lasting Power of Attorney as this will help them protect their affairs if they should lose capacity in any way. In the same way that you want to look after them now to keep them healthy, an LPA will help to keep their affairs looked after in the future.

Cold Weather Alert issued (6 February 2017):The Met Office has forecast severe cold weather in all regions of England between Wednesday 8 February and Monday 13 February. This weather could increase the health risks to older people. More detailed forecasts for individual regions can be found on the Met Office website.

What is a Cold Weather Alert?

Cold Weather Alerts are issued by the Met Office when winter weather is most likely to significantly impact people’s health, i.e.

  • when the mean temperature falls below 2°C for 48 hours or longer
  • during heavy snow and/or during widespread ice

Only one of these thresholds needs to be met or exceeded for an alert to be triggered.

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