Cold weather plan for England

This plan helps prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England.



NICE has published a guideline and quality standard providing guidance and recommendations to help health and wellbeing boards develop strategies and services addressing the consequences of cold homes:

NICE guideline NG6: Excess winter deaths and illness and the health risks associated with cold homes

Quality standard QS 117: Preventing excess winter deaths and illnesses associated with cold homes

Both support and develop many recommendations made in the Cold Weather Plan for year-round (level 0) and seasonal (level 1) approaches.

  1. ‘Keep Warm Keep Well’ leaflet


Published 15 October 2015
Last updated 3 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added links to NICE guidelines and quality standards.
  2. First published.