If you're feeling the heat as temperatures soar in the summer heatwaves, here are some top tips and sources of support to help you stay safe and keep your cool!
Red Cross - Heatwave Advice
The Red Cross have put together a Feeling the Heat report which summarises trends, consequences and solutions relating to extreme heat in the UK.
They have also put together a handy Heatwave Checklist to cope with heatwaves: download your copy here:
They also produce a First Aid Advice for Heatstroke - download your copy here:
Beat the Heat - Stay Safe in Hot Weather Advice (You Gov)
NHS Heatwave Advice
NHS How To Cope In Hot Weather
NHS - Dehydration Advice
In the hot weather, it's really important to drink plenty of fluids so you don't get dehydrated - dehydration is when your body loses more fluids than you take in. Read the NHS advice here so that it doesn't become a serious problem.
NHS - Sunburn Advice
The NHS say - 'Sunburn is hot and sore skin caused by too much sun. It may flake and peel after a few days. You can treat it yourself. It usually gets better within 7 days'. However remember that severe sunburn can lead to heatstroke and heat exhaustion which can be serious. Please seek medical advice if so.
NHS - Heatstroke and Heat Exhaustion
The NHS say 'Heat exhaustion is not usually serious if you can cool down within 30 minutes. If it turns into heatstroke, it needs to be treated as an emergency'.
Rough sleepers may be more vulnerable to dehydration, sunburn and heatstroke in a heatwave.
If you are a rough sleeper or you're concerned for the welfare of someone sleeping rough, you can help by contacting @Tell_StreetLink. If it’s a medical emergency, call 999.
StreetLink operates 24 hours a day, 365 day a year with alerts being passed to local outreach teams who then use the information to find and support people sleeping rough.
UK Air - 0800 55 66 77
Recommended actions and health advice including for anyone who is particularly sensitive to air pollution are available from UK Air.
Warm weather advice to keep your pet safe from the Dogs Trust charity - link here.
RSPCA - Petcare advice in Summer
Here are some steps you can take to ensure your dog stays cool during the summer months.