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16th October 2023

Sutton Crisis Cafe

Sutton Crisis Café is run by the Sutton Mental Health Foundation and commissioned by the South-West London Integrated Care Board. This service is for anyone over the age of 18 in the London Borough of Sutton who is experiencing a mild to moderate mental health crisis.  The café is open 6.30 pm - 11 pm (last admission 10.30 pm), 7 evenings a week, and can offer a safe, non-judgmental space and someone to talk to.  For more information phone 0800 012 9082, email, or visit this website;

16th October 2023

Winter related door-step scams and how to avoid them

With winter on its way, many householders will be thinking of carrying out maintenance work ahead of the bad weather. Rogue tradesmen know this, and residents are being urged to be very careful when approached by door-to-door salespeople. 

The warning comes from Northumberland’s Public Protection Trading Standards team who are asking residents to be vigilant, and to look out for elderly and vulnerable family members and neighbours too. More

13th October 2023

Sutton Steams Fair - Shed Loads of Happiness


Members of Speak up Sutton and Action voices participated in the Steams Fair Project surrounding the theme ‘what makes people happy’. 


As part of the project, members from both groups took on a photography course at Sutton College, which they enjoyed very much. They also took pictures of their happy places and things that make them happy, including some artwork.


The groups attended the Steams Fair where they were allocated their own shed to exhibit their work. Please take a look at this poster for an example of the event.


27th September 2023

Telephone Scam

Criminals are exploiting the analogue to digital switchover in the UK’s telephone network to scam elderly and vulnerable people, councils have warned.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said it had issued the warning after becoming concerned the transition was creating new opportunities for criminals.

Specifically, the LGA said it was concerned about the around 1.8 million people who use healthcare telephony devices, and which may need changing as part of the digital switchover.

It said it had seen recent reports of criminals who call residents with healthcare devices and claim the resident needs to hand over bank details as part of the switchover, or they will be disconnected. more


25th September 2023

The Change Foundation - Walking Football Group

The Change Foundation has a walking football group on Friday mornings for the less mobile.


For example, Larry attends and it is the highlight of his week. He had a stroke and has recovered but his balance and memory are affected. He loves to practice football drills and then have a chat over tea and coffee afterward. This group welcomes more participants to grow their numbers.


Sessions are suitable for anyone who wants to practice and play at a slow pace and improve fitness and balance. Sessions take place on Fridays 10.30 am until 11.30 am at The Change Foundation Cricket Centre, Plough Lane Wallington SM6 8JQ. Outside on grass cost £5. Got more information