Published: 08 September 2023

From: Health

There has been a flurry of activity from Crawley Borough Council staff this week with unusually high temperatures and humidity giving the potential for health risks to the town’s vulnerable people.

Sheltered housing residents have received the bulk of our support with all the sites provided with advice on keeping cool, signs of heat exhaustion to watch out for and the vital need to maintain body hydration.

The homelessness team, together with Crawley Open House, have also been making sure that anyone rough sleeping in Crawley has additional support by supplying water, sunscreen and taking the chance to begin the process of offering them suitable temporary accommodation.

Our Crawley Wellbeing team’s mobile unit has been supporting the officers working within sheltered housing during the September sunny spell to give more expert advice. On Thursday the unit was at Broadfield, visiting the library, community centre and Attlee House Sheltered Housing. 

Next week they start in Feroners Court. Read our helpful hints for a healthy home article for more information.

This uncommonly hot September weather can have some serious health implications, so making sure our sheltered housing residents and other people we care for are comfortable and safe is an important part of our work. However you spend these final days of summer, please do so safely and remember to check in on family and neighbours who might not enjoy the heat so much.

Councillor Chris Mullins

Cabinet Member for Leisure and Wellbeing

Crawley Borough Council