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26th June 2024

Domestic abuse: Support in Sutton during the 2024 European Championships

Research from the National Centre for Domestic Violence during the football World Cup in 2022 reveals that domestic abuse incidents increase by 26% when our national team plays, 38% if they lose, and 11% the day after, regardless of the outcome.

The heightened emotions and alcohol consumption often associated with these games can exacerbate tensions at home, leading to an increase in abusive behaviour.

There is no justification for domestic abuse. While watching football does not cause abuse, it can act as a trigger in relationships where abuse is already present.

Detailed information on available services in Sutton and how to access them can be found on the Cranstoun website.

Sutton is also a White Ribbon accredited organisation, and there are a number of male staff members in Sutton who are White Ribbon Ambassadors. We can all sign up and take the promise to "never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women".

20th May 2024

Live facial recognition is a "vital tool" for policing.

LFR works by mapping a person's unique facial features, which can be matched against faces on watch-lists.  

Ch Supt Andy Brittain, who is a Met borough commander for Sutton, Croydon and Bromley, said they had arrested a further "four or five" when the vans were sent out on Friday.

"This technology is a really precise and really efficient way for us to catch these people, because otherwise it's about us knocking on doors, it's about us doing searches talking to people," he said.

Please see linked public information flyer with illustrations.

15th May 2024

Age UK Sutton

Age UK Sutton is an independent local charity committed to supporting older residents of
Sutton, that provides a range of services. Please take a look at the new Sutton Dementia Service poster and Help at Home Flyer.

13th May 2024

Sutton Night Watch Homeless Charity

Sutton Night Watch is a registered charity set up to support and raise awareness for the homeless people within the London Borough of Sutton. They are based in Wallington and provide essentials such as food, showers and clothing supplies. They are also able to offer the people they support a range of health services, benefits advice, well-being and educational-based courses, clothes, washing facilities, and most importantly, a place where they are seen, heard, and understood.

Sutton Night Watch has sent out a request for food provisions which which is listed in this poster.

 

8th May 2024

Sutton Men In Sheds

The Sutton Men in Sheds project has grown significantly over the past few years. It provides a community space for men to connect, engage in conversation, as well as create and pursue new interests. The sessions are designed to help support men’s mental health and well-being. Advice, support, and signposting facilitated by professionals are incorporated into the group sessions.

We are pleased to confirm the dates for June to August 2024 in the attached flyer.

Follow us on Facebook @SuttonMeninSheds  or on Twitter @st_helier for regular updates.

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