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A guide to getting through winter 2020

Winter 2020/21

A guide to staying positive and keeping well this winter

2020 has certainly been a challenging year and while this winter might be different to normal, there are still plenty of ways to stay positive and enjoy the season. We've pulled together a range of resources to help you get through these tricky times, including plenty of festive fun, virtual activities and wellbeing tips and advice. 

Mental health and wellbeing

Facing a winter during the coronavirus pandemic

Mental Health Foundation

Looking after your mental health

Every Mind Matters

How to cope with the long, cold Covid winter? By enjoying the outdoors

The Guardian

How to survive a winter lockdown, from those who've done it

BBC News

How to stay well in winter


Supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic

Young Minds

Financial wellbeing and helpful resources

Six resources to help improve financial wellbeing

Mark Snelgrove, our tenancy sustainment coordinator, shares some of his top money-related resources, designed to help improve financial wellbeing and provide support, particularly during these challenging times.

6 tips to help you start conversations about money

Lloyds Bank

Coronavirus and your money

National Debt Line

Get support with debt or money


How to have a conversation about money

The Money Advice Service

Local food banks

If you need extra help and support this winter or if you're able to support others, find out how to get support from, or donate to, your local food bank using the links below.

Olio App

By using the Olio App, you can fight food waste, help your neighbours and save the planet by connecting with others to share food! Best of all, it's free to use!

Looking after your home in the winter

Check out our repairs tips and advice articles for information on looking after your home during the winter months. For more repairs articles, head to our tips and advice pages.

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Repressurising a heating system

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Preventing frost damage to your home


Preventing condensation in your home

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How to thaw a frozen condensate pipe

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Setting heating and hot water controls


Decorating your home

To help control the spread of coronavirus and keep our customers and staff safe, we have made some temporary changes to our services. For more information visit ourcoronavirus information page.