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20th July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Fortnightly Disco for LD and Disabled Community

 

The Tuesday Club is a social evening event for and including Adults aged 18 to 90 plus who are disabled, have a disability as well with those with different levels of learning difficulties.  The fornightly discos were disbanded due to Covid-19 but we hope to restart this popular activity in early September. 

The discos are held between 6.30 till 9.30pm on alternative Tuesday evenings at the Civic Offices premises in Meeting Room G5.  This  club is run by volunteers.  The planned restart of September 2020 may change as due to the pandemic we need to be vigilant as we have a number of serivce users who live in the care service.

20th July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Advocacy for All

Advocacy for All is totally independent of statutory organisations and all other service delivery and is free from conflict of interest. AfA’s culture supports Advocates to promote their independence with individuals, professionals, and other stakeholders; Advocates will be free from influence and conflict of interest so that they can represent the person for whom they advocate.  ADVOCACY CHARTER

Advocacy for All is a locally-rooted advocacy organisation with a strong history, that exists to give people a voice through one to one advocacy and self-advocacy groups. We believe that Bigger Voices = Better Lives.

Our approach is person-centred, empowering, and rights-focussed. We place a strong value on supporting people to be as independent as possible.

We believe that being fair, valuing diversity, and involving people are extremely important. These are our values.

The quality of our services is important to us and we work hard to make sure that our organisation is the best that it can be.

We have professional staff and volunteers who are approachable, friendly and caring, passionate and inclusive. We work with vulnerable people to give them bigger voices so that they can have better lives.

Our funding comes from a variety of Local Authority contracts, external grants and donations.

 

How to make a referral:

If you are unsure about making a referral you can speak to our referrals team who will assist you in making your referral and check eligibility of your client, we are here to help.

Please refer to this link to access the poster

30th June 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Slavery on your door step

Crimestoppers has launched our #SlaveryonYourDoorstep campaign which is due to end on Wednesday 15 July.

 With the pandemic lockdown restrictions being eased we expect the number of visible victims of Modern Slavery to rise. Crimestoppers is urging the general public to pay particular interest to workers in the following sectors; contract cleaning, agriculture, in nail bars, hand cash wash facilities, factories.

 Our aim is to raise awareness of the signs to spot, so in the event, someone does see something they are confident to speak up. I’ve attached a selection of imagery to choose from in the hope your social media team are able to share on your social media channels. Alternativity they could retweet/ share content from our channels Facebook – Twitter – Linkedin. Suggested template messaging – please note our handle is different across channels:

 Twitter: Speak up for those that can’t. Learn the signs to spot of modern slavery. #SlaveryonYourDoorstep. Tell the charity @CrimestoppersUK what you know 100% anonymously - 0800 555 111 or online: https://bit.ly/37WMCVQ

 Facebook: Speak up for those that can’t. Learn the signs to spot of modern slavery. Tell the charity @Crimestoppers what you know 100% anonymously - 0800 555 111 or online: https://bit.ly/37WMCVQ

 Attached is copy of the leaflet which has been endorsed by the Salvation Army, GLAA and Anti-Slavery Commissioner. We’ll be adding multiple language versions for download to our campaign page in the coming weeks.

 Click here for a copy of the leaflet

18th June 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Test and trace - be aware of scams

If the NHS test and trace service contacts you, the service will use text messages, email or phone.

All texts or emails will ask you to sign into the NHS test and trace contact-tracing website.

If NHS test and trace calls you by phone, the service will be using a single phone number: 0300 013 5000.

All information you provide to the NHS test and trace service is held in strict confidence and will only be kept and used in line with the Data Protection Act 2018.

Please access this link for advice and Guidance in averting scams related to test and trace.

27th May 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Sutton Uplift - supporting your health and well being

Sutton Uplift is an innovative service which is designed to support your health and wellbeing in a number of ways including:

• Wellbeing Support and Workshops

• Psychological Therapy

• Mental Health Assessments

• Recovery Support

 Sutton Uplift is a partnership between South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust and local voluntary sector organisations.

 The service is available to people who are 18 years and over and live in Sutton or have a Sutton GP.

 If you are interested in our service you can contact us by calling (Freephone) 0800 032 1411 or 020 3513 4044 (charged at your network rate). Lines are open 9am to 6pm.

You can also visit our website www.suttonuplift.co.uk and complete an online self-referral form.

1st Floor

Jubilee Health Centre, East Building

6 Stanley Park Road

Wallington

Surrey SM6 0EX

Fax: 020 3513 4455