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Virtual Coffee morning - Mental Health Awareness Week

Tuesday 11th May, 11.30-12.30am

Please look at this poster for further details.

 

 

 

International Firefighters Day - MMFSS

 


Fire Safety - Keeping the Borough’s Population Safe
Tuesday 4th May, 10 am - 12 noon

To commemorate this date, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) in conjunction with the Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) are hosting a webinar. To book onto this event please register on

https://suttontraining.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3DcTM5ETM/Fire-
Safety-in-your-home---Keeping-the-Boroughs-Population-Safe

For details of the content for this session, please refer to the poster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation: A Legacy For Change

 

Stephen Lawrence Day (22nd April 2021)

To mark the event, SSAB worked with colleagues in LBS and Stop Hate UK to host a webinar 'Stephen Lawrence Day - Stop Hate UK'  Staff and partners were invited to participate in the 1.5 hour virtual meeting.  Mike Ainsworth from Stop Hate UK and Nashan Wilson, Anti-Racist Practice Lead at LBS will host this session.  Details for booking onto this session are available within this poster. 

 

 

 

World Autism Awareness Week (29 March - 4 April 2021)

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) on 2 April 2021 aims to put a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism and others living with autism face every day. As a growing global health issue owing to its increasing exposure in the press and common knowledge, autism is an issue that is only gaining more understanding.

One in 100 people is autistic which means you probably have autistic colleagues at your workplace. Autistic people face huge barriers and discrimination in the workplace and society as a whole.  

Please take a look at this poster which provides advice on raising awareness of autism in the workplace. If you are still going into the office, please assist by printing this off and displaying it so your colleagues are also able to read this.

 A video on the barriers autistic people face when they look for work.

 

International Women's Day ( 8 March 2021)

From Challenge Comes Change, so let's all Choose to Challenge. 

For more details, please look at this poster.

To register, please enrol on
 

 

 

 

Adult Safeguarding and the BAME Community (9 March 2021)

Sutton African and Caribbean Cultural Organisation (SACCO) and the SSAB are hosting a two-hour webinar exploring safeguarding amongst ethnic minority communities.  Please book onto the event via this link

Please register and I hope to see you at the event. 

 

World Hearing Day (3 March 2021)

1 in 6 of the UK adult population is affected by hearing loss.

8 million of these are aged 60 and over.

 

Hearing loss increases sharply with age – nearly 42% of those aged over 50 years have hearing loss, increasing to about 71% of people aged 70+

 

Hearing aids are available on the NHS. Your GP can refer you to an NHS hearing aid provider if they think you might need a hearing aid. 

 

The benefits of getting a hearing aid on the NHS include: 

 

1. Hearing aids are provided for free as a long-term loan

2. Batteries and repairs are free (there may be a charge if you lose or break your hearing aid and it needs to be replaced)

3. You do not have to pay for any follow-up appointments or aftercare

 

Help and support if you wear hearing aids

Adjusting to hearing aids can be difficult at first. It may take a few weeks or months to get used to them.

You'll have follow-up appointments after they're fitted to check how things are going, but get in touch with your audiologist at any point if you're having problems.

Several hearing loss organisations can also provide help and support if you're adapting to hearing loss or life with a hearing aid. 

This also includes Sutton Sensory Team (vision and hearing team) who are able to offer support Sutton residents. 

 

 Poster notifying individuals of how to get assistance with their hearing.

 

 

 

Age-Friendly Sutton Research and Events (Feb 2021)

 

As many of you know, Age UK Sutton is working with Sutton Council as part of the Sutton Plan to help Sutton achieve an Age-Friendly status from the World Health Organisation. 

 

In order for Sutton to become Age-Friendly, Age UK Sutton is collecting thoughts and views from older people in Sutton about how Age Friendly they feel Sutton is currently and what could be changed to enable Sutton to become a more Age-Friendly place to live. 

 

Age UK Sutton is hosting a series of events where we will be talking to people over the age of 50 who work and live in Sutton. They need your help to spread the word about this project so that we can reach as many older people across Sutton as possible. 

 

Events in February:

 

  • Monday 1st February 10:00am-11:30am Health and Care Provision  

  • Tuesday 2nd February 10:30am -12:00pm Volunteering and Employment OpportunitiesJanuary 10:00am-11:30am Feeling Connected in the Community 

  • Thursday 4th February 12.30- 2pm Feeling Connected in the Community

 

Due to Covid restrictions, they are currently unable to run live events, so are hosting events via Zoom video call. Age UK Sutton is very aware that some people are not able to access the internet, or don’t have a webcam, so have developed support for people to access the events via tablet loans (no internet connection needed), and the option of a one to one telephone interview.  There is detailed information about this on their website, here https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sutton/get-involved/age-friendly-sutton/

 

 

 

 

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COVID-19 - Conflict and Safety Webinar

 Thursday 21st January 2021 12:30-13:30

  As businesses work even harder to suppress the virus and keep people safe, Safer Business Network launches a new webinar - COVID-19 - Conflict and Safety Webinar.

  With speakers from Safer Business Network, Met Police and Environmental Health this webinar will: 

  •  Explore what conflict is and how to manage conflict
  • Summarise key safety procedures in relation to COVID-19
  • Understand the Police approach to enforcement 

 You will also have the opportunity to ask our panel of experts any questions that you have. 

 Book your FREE place now at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/covid-19-conflict-and-safety-webinar-tickets-136435296645

 

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Sutton Council is supporting the International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD), a United Nations-sanctioned day celebrated internationally on 3 December.

International Day of People with Disability aims to encourage a better understanding of people affected by a disability, together with helping to make people more aware of the rights, dignity and welfare of disabled people.

Currently, in Sutton, 452 children with disabilities are supported by our social care services and 1,832 adults with disabilities or a long-term health condition are also supported by our services. We also provide a significant number of additional preventative support services that aim to prolong a person's independence and allow them to remain socially active within their community for longer.

The theme this year is ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’. This focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

We have a POSTER and please assist with printing this off and displaying it within your organisation.

Please view a copy of the video message from our leader, Ruth Dombey.

Video message from PC Nermin Turnley, discussing hidden disabilities.

 Messages from members of the community.

National Safeguarding Awareness Week, SSAB Conference (16-20 November 2020)

The SSAB is planning to celebrate National Safeguarding Week in November 2020 as per the guidance set by ADASS.  In view of the current climate, the SSAB hosted all events virtually.  It had been proposed that rather than having the conference and all the presentations on a single day, as the event was virtual, it would be better to spread this across the whole week.  Incorporated within this was a series of webinars and interactive activities including breakout groups to promote further discussion.  It has been agreed that there will be a greater emphasis on the voice of the service user throughout these sessions and there were service user and carer representation incorporated within the programme. 

The format of the safeguarding awareness week included 

 

- Financial Abuse

- Domestic Abuse

- Homelessness and Self-Neglect

- Learning from the Thematic Review

- Fire Safety

- Police Operation NOGI

-Work of the Race Equality forum and Fairness commission in relation to safeguarding, suicide and mental health

- Choosing a Home and what ‘Good’ care looks like

The sessions were well attended with about 30 individuals at each event.

 

 

Hate Crime Awareness Week - Monday 12th - Friday 16th October 2020

 

We are proud to be working in partnership to deliver a series of online events and activities for this year's Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Join us for online conversations about protecting people from Hate Crime and cuckooing as well as meaningful discussions about the impact of COVID 19 and #BLM has had on community cohesion.  

This poster advertises all the series of events for the week.  The webinars will be delivered via Zoom.

Monday 12th October, 2-4 pm, Behind Closed Doors - Protecting People from Hate Crime and Cuckooing.

If you missed this session, please take a look at Mike Ainsworth's, Hate Crime UK's presentation.

Friday 16th October, 2-4 pm, Covid-19 and BLM - input on Community Cohesion in Sutton through a Hate Crime Lens

 

 Please look at this report which provides Feedback on the event.

 

 

 


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