AS the wet weather and strong winds continue, Gloucestershire County Council is encouraging people to look out for their elderly or vulnerable neighbours and make sure they are warm and well.

The weather can make many older people nervous about going out – and flooding can make it difficult or dangerous for some to go out at all.

The Gloucestershire Village and Community Agents are continuing to help older people across the county, making sure the most vulnerable are safe and well.

They will be working closely with local partners and organisations in their communities.

Cllr Andrew Gravells, cabinet member for older people, said: “During this prolonged period of terrible weather, we all need to look out for each other and keep an eye on our elderly neighbours and other vulnerable people.

“This is particularly important when those people don’t have family living nearby, which can make them feel isolated and anxious.

“It can be very lonely for some and just knowing that someone is there to help if necessary can remove a lot of worry and fear.

"It doesn’t take a second to knock on a door and a friendly smile doesn’t cost anything.”

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