In response to the extreme hot weather, Simon Bottery, Director of Policy at 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 heatstroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. We would encourage the elderly to keep as cool and as hydrated as possible, and stay out of the extreme heat and sun. We would also urge family and friends to look in on their elderly neighbours, to ensure they have the support they need during the heat wave.”

Read our top tips on keeping cool during the heat wave.

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