Whilst many of us enjoy the hot weather, when it is too hot, it can cause risks to people’s health and make them become unwell.
Those who are elderly, live on their own or have serious or long-term illness, as well as babies and the very young, are most at risk during heatwaves therefore it is important you know what to do when one happens.
That’s why we have created our Heat Health page, which brings together local advice, top tips and guidance so you have all the information you need, in one place, to stay safe and healthy during the hotter weather.
On this page you will find lots of information on looking after yourself and those around you during the hotter weather - from staying hydrated, to sun safety and keeping food hygienic.
So look through our advice and top tips below and, where needed, reach out to our services to find out more or sign up for the support on offer.
Our hot weather checklist
Help for people sleeping rough in extreme weather
During periods of severe weather people who are sleeping rough in the West Northamptonshire area will be provided with somewhere safe, warm, and dry to stay through our Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP).
Anyone known to be at risk of sleeping rough will be contacted and provided with details of how to access the emergency accommodation.