coldAlert


Listed in: Coping with daily living  
coldAlert

Available on:



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Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

Alerts people in Sussex, England, about the expected arrival of cold weather.

Approved by


Languages

English

Countries of use

England (county of Sussex only)

Cost

Free

Developer

Environmental Research Group, King's College London
(Based in United Kingdom)
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/aes/research/ERG/index.aspx; Support email:

Funder

Sussex Air Quality Partnership (SAQP)

Medical Adviser

Sussex Air Quality Partnership; King's College London

Features

Reminders Reminders
Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Information Information

Summary

An alert service that provides warnings of imminent cold weather in the county of Sussex, England. Intended for carers, health professionals, and for people especially vulnerable to the cold (such as older people, and people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The alerts are sent by email, text, or voicemail messages to home phones. Information supplied includes details on the expected severity of the cold weather. Registration on the coldAlert website is necessary to receive push notifications.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Sussex Air Quality Partnership (SAQP), UK
Review: "coldAlert warns vulnerable individuals of cold-weather events which can affect their health. The alerts inform people with reference to the UK Department of Health's cold-weather-plan alert thresholds."
Source: PatientView survey, November 2013
Usage: 1%-5%
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1bZaWH5

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