The Met Office has issued the attached heatwave level 2 alert today (Sunday 28th June) for all regions, except the north east of England. Wednesday is likely to be the hottest day of the year.

The Heatwave Plan for England provides support to the NHS, social care and local authorities, providing guidance on how to prepare for and respond to a heatwave which can affect everybody’s health, but particularly the most vulnerable people in society.

The purpose of this heatwave plan is to reduce summer deaths and illness by raising public awareness and triggering actions in the NHS, public health, social care and other community and voluntary organisations to support people who have health, housing or economic circumstances that increase their vulnerability to heat.