Cold spells over winter are likely to affect households already struggling to meet rising energy costs.
If you're worried about the rising cost of bills, or struggling to heat your home, there are a number of local places in Brent offering a warm welcome throughout the day, including your local library. Find out more about warm spaces.
Plummeting temperatures will also leave rough sleepers vulnerable as we head into the festive season. People sleeping on the street streets will be at risk of life-threatening conditions, such as cold exposure and hypothermia.
Street Link is a charity that aims to offer everyone the means to act when they see someone sleeping rough. If you are concerned about someone sleeping on the streets, send an alert to StreetLink via their website, using their mobile app, available from Apple iTunes and Google Play store, or calling them on 0300 500 0914.
Brent’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) will be activated when the temperature drops below zero.