>Have a small supply of non perishable, easy-to-prepare foods
>An adequate supply of fuel for heating/cooking
>Batteries for torches/radios
>Extra supplies of essential medication in case it is difficult to get to a pharmacy.
>Candles and matches. Place candles in proper holders away from draughts. Never leave a burning candle.
> Have a water container to ensure a supply of drinking water
> Have emergency contact Nos. to hand
> Ensure your home and water tanks are well insulated
> Repair any leaks at taps or valves
> Know how to turn off the water supply - usually under kitchen sink
> Ensure heating equipment & flues are maintained vented & working properly
> In icy weather, wear shoes with non- slip soles but try to limit walking during cold weather
> Consider wearing a personal alarm so that family or neighbours are alerted if you fall.
> If you have a fall, even a minor one, make sure you visit your doctor afterwards.