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HealthInfo West Coast-Te Tai Poutini

Keeping your home warm & dry

Kia mau tonu te whakamahana me te whakamaroke o tōu kāinga

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The West Coast District Health Board would like you to stay as healthy as possible. Your health can be affected by your house being cold or damp. You might be able to get significant subsidies for insulation and heating if you have:

Talk to your GP about a referral to the West Coast DHB Social Work Department to see if you qualify for help with insulation.

Tips to help you keep your home as warm and dry as possible this winter

Get rid of dampness

Stop heat escaping

Get good winter curtains

Spread your power bill

Check your insulation

Other tips

Rheumatic fever is a serious illness that can be prevented by keeping your home warm and dry, and preventing the spread of germs. The following series of videos from the Ministry of Health give tips to help do this. There are nine short videos and they will automatically play in sequence.

There are also English and Te Reo, English and Tongan, and English and Samoan versions of the videos.

  HealthInfo recommends the following pages

The following links are all from the Healthy Christchurch website.

Information provided by the Canterbury DHB. Adapted by the West Coast DHB. Page created December 2015.

See also:

Winter wellness

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