In response to the heatwave, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity said:
“Older people can suffer adverse effects on their health during the hot weather and can be more vulnerable to illnesses such as heatstroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. We would encourage the elderly to keep hydrated and as cool as possible, keeping out of the heat and sun. We would also urge family and friends to look out for their elderly neighbours in particular, checking that they have the support they need to get through these extreme weather conditions”.
“For top tips on keeping cool during the heatwave, visit our summer-wise guide” page.