Policy Statement

This policy sets out the values, principles and procedures underpinning this care home’s approach to heatwaves.

The care provider recognises that heatwaves are becoming increasingly common in the UK and can present a serious risk, especially to the elderly and the infirm.

The care service has put this policy and procedure in place to reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses in service users.


A heatwave is defined as an extended period of abnormally high temperatures.

This policy is underpinned by national guidance on the measures to be taken by care providers to ensure the safety of service users when heatwaves occur.

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