If you are over 75, you might have received a text message or letter inviting you for your spring booster COVID-19 vaccine. Boosters are also being offered to people who have weakened immune systems or who live in care homes. To get the most benefit from the spring booster, you are advised to have the jab six months after your previous vaccine dose.
This booster is a precautionary measure because protection from the vaccine may decline more quickly in these people. The advice is to wait until you are invited by the NHS to book. You can then use the NHS national booking system or follow the instructions you are given.
For more information visit: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/news/do-i-need-a-spring-booster-and-how-do-i-get-one
Sports Buddy Sutton is a new project from Sutton Befrienders, Volunteer Centre Sutton’s
award-winning, volunteer-led befriending programme. Sports Buddy Sutton will enable
people with mild to moderate disabilities (physical or learning), sensory impairment, autism,
or those experiencing anxiety, to undertake sports and activities with the help of a volunteer
‘buddy’. Their volunteers will support people to take part in sports and activities in a fun,
flexible and motivating way, encouraging choice and independence. You can find out how to
refer someone or yourself to this service on their website. They are keen to recruit
more volunteers for this project, so if you are interested in becoming a Sports Buddy
volunteer, please email email@example.com.
Maggie’s, based at The Royal Marsden, provides free support and information to anyone living with cancer. For thousands of families living in Surrey and beyond, Maggie’s provides expert advice, opportunities to meet others facing similar challenges and get vital support at an incredibly difficult time. Maggie’s helps people to take back control when cancer turns their lives upside down. Support is available for a wide range of situations including support for treatment side effects to money worries to coping with bereavement - their professional team provides one-to-one advice and runs support groups all designed to make coping with cancer easier to bear. All this is available free of charge.
If you need to talk to someone about domestic abuse, visit the One Stop Shop at Sutton Baptist Church 9.30 - 11.30 am every Wednesday, for free advice and support from qualified Domestic Abuse professionals including a solicitor. For women only.
Transform also offers a dedicated telephone service for male victims and survivors of domestic abuse - please call 020 8092 7569 (select Option 2) to talk to someone about help and support.
For more information about domestic abuse support, visit www.notaloneinsutton.org.uk
Do you smoke or have you ever smoked? Are you aged between 55 and 74? If so,
you are being invited for a free NHS lung health check. This two-part check will help
to identify people who are at increased risk of developing lung health conditions
including cancer. With one of the highest rates of lung cancer amongst the London
boroughs, Sutton was chosen to pilot the project, along with Hillingdon and
Hammersmith and Fulham. Age UK Sutton is the delivery partner for this pilot.
For further information contact: Ravinder.firstname.lastname@example.org or Ravinder on