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14th September 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Inspire - Drug and Alcohol Service

Inspire is the drug and alcohol service for Sutton, delivered by Cranstoun in partnership with South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. Our services are available to anyone aged 18 and over, living in Sutton. We also run a service for under 18s called Switch Sutton. You can refer yourself to Inspire by calling our friendly and trained staff on 020 8773 9393 during our opening hours. Professionals can refer clients by completing the Inspire referral form (available on our website).Please return completed referral forms to referrals@inspirepartnership.org.uk.

Website:- www.cranstoun.org/services/substance-misuse/inspire-sutton/

10th September 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Sutton Men in Sheds and Man Van Project (Mobile Clinic for Men)

Please find attached a flyer with details about the next Sutton Men in Sheds event on Thursday 16th September which is in partnership with The Man Van Project which provides a mobile clinic for men. 

We’re planning to use the day as a soft launch for the Man Van which will be parked at Hill House once a month when we hold Sutton Men in Sheds sessions. The key messages on the day will be:

• The Man Van clinical team (Prof Nick James and Mr. Masood Moghul) will be there on the day to answer any questions

• The Man Van health check team will be available to carry out simple assessments (BMI and blood pressure) and talk about urology cancer symptoms

• The project team will also be on-site to talk through the Man Van project

Kindly share the information with your service users. If you are available on the day do pop down and join us as professionals are welcome to find out more about the project (Man Van/Men in Sheds). Tea and coffee are available on the day.

10th September 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Surge in Scams during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Trading Standards, part of the Kingston and Sutton Shared Environment Service, works with the police to prevent rogue traders from operating, and provides advice and guidance to Sutton residents who might be affected by these sorts of crimes

Covid 19 has been accompanied by a surge in scams, with new attempts to dupe the public every day. Everyone is potentially vulnerable to these scams -

 

36M UK adults have been targeted by a scammer since January 2021

33% surge in scams between April 2020 and April 2021

60% increase in scams via telephone calls

54% of scams related to bogus delivery notifications

41% of scams involved fake government communications

667% rise in scams via unsolicited emails

 

To learn more about different types of scams and how to protect yourself and others, visit www.FriendsAgainstScams.org.uk and complete the free online training

 

Get advice and report it to Trading Standards through the Citizens Advice consumer service on 0808 223 1133 or online advice at www.adviceguide.org.uk

 

Report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

 

7th September 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Suicide Prevention Awareness Day Friday 10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day promotes the worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. This year's theme is Creating Hope Through Action with the aim to create a
movement of preventative action. Preventing suicide is often possible, and we can all make a difference.

The Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board, Sutton Council and Public Health have arranged a series of presentions. Please join us via Zoom, connection details are available on the attached poster.

This year, we are promoting the Light a Candle Campaign. Lighting a candle is an act of remembrance demonstrating support for suicide prevention, to remember a lost loved one, and for the survivors of suicide.

2nd August 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Pet fraud

Data from Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime, reveals that £2,638,323 was lost by prospective pet owners in the 2020/21 financial year, after they put down deposits for pets they saw advertised online.

Capitalising on the rise in people getting pets due to the national lockdowns caused by coronavirus, criminals have been posting fake adverts on social media, online marketplaces and specific pet-selling platforms.

Unsuspecting victims will be asked to pay a deposit for the pet without seeing it in person first, with many criminals using the restrictions caused by the pandemic as a reason why they cannot see the animal. After the initial payment is made, more and more funds will be requested to cover additional costs such as insurance, vaccinations and even delivery of the pet.

Please look at this to see how to protect yourself from pet fraud