Support vulnerable people in severe weather
It’s important to look out for each other during severe weather, and especially vulnerable people like elderly or disabled neighbours. You can do this by considering who around you may be at risk and making arrangements with them to help out with grocery shopping or other important tasks.
Also, communities can prepare for severe weather by deciding if tasks can be done together rather than individually. This may minimise the effects of severe weather at home and at work by clearing snow from entrances or parking spaces, for example.
Stay safe around strangers
Only accept help from people you know or who are genuine members of a known voluntary organisation.
If you don't know someone, ask them for identification and check it before letting them in. Genuine callers won’t mind waiting while you do this, and you can learn more about reducing the risk of bogus callers here.
Support your community
There may also be opportunities to engage in local volunteering schemes during severe weather. For more information, contact Volunteering Wales.