ANYONE heading outdoors this winter will see people wrapped up warm in big coats, scarves and hats, blocking out the chill.

But not everyone can find that comfort from the cold.

As winter approaches, health campaigners are encouraging fellow Boltonians to look out and show some care for vulnerable residents.

A campaign has been launched to get people hot on recognising the signs of hypothermia this winter to stop old folks in their homes and rough sleepers on the streets from perishing.

Greater Manchester health campaigner Dr Zahid Chauhan believes a cold snap could prove fatal for hypothermia people.

The creator of the Homeless-Friendly programme wants neighbours to check regularly on the elderly to ensure they are keeping their homes heated at above 18 degrees Celsius.

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Watch out for hypothermia warning signs in Bolton’s old and homeless this winter

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