heating in the home

heating in the home

An NHS and Social Services phrase used in the context of safeguarding vulnerable adults, especially the elderly, for the basic human need for warmth, which is a key contributor to health and a sense of well-being. Homes with uncomfortably low temperatures, shabby appearance, and little or no food are red flags that may signal physical abuse to health visitors.
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