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20th September 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Message from Independent Chair, Fiona Bateman

Welcome to the SSAB website. Whilst we find ourselves in extraordinary circumstances, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Sutton residents and staff from across partnership agencies who have risen to the remarkable challenges that the Coronavirus outbreak presents. I really appreciate how hard everyone is working to identify, report and respond to safeguarding issues during this period. The way in which we work has adapted at pace, but agencies have been working together to pro-actively anticipate needs and respond so as to reduce risk to our most vulnerable residents. Our Board members met last week and heard how, despite the challenges, safeguarding responsibility remains a key priority for all partners. SSAB members confirmed their shared commitment to providing support and maintaining vital services, particularly for those at risk or experiencing abuse or neglect. I hope you find the latest issue of our the website interesting and informative.  We would urge everyone to regularly check our website which is updated frequently to provide alerts on emerging risks (such as financial scams) or ways to access support services. Now, more than ever, safeguarding really is everyone’s business. 


15th September 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Sutton Carers Centre - Support for Unpaid Carers of All Ages



Are you in touch with a family where someone has an illness or disability, be it a physical, mental health or perhaps a substance mis-use issue? If so, then someone in that household is likely to have a caring role – and is therefore an (unpaid) Carer. That Carer could be an adult or a child (‘Young Carer’).


Carers also can be ‘significant others’ like friends or neighbours, as family can mean different things to different people. Also, most people don’t call themselves Carers, so it can be tricky to identify people who could benefit from support. 


Please help these families connect with us. The information, advice, practical and emotional support that we provide helps Carers stay safe and well whilst they are caring for others – and also acts as a factor in ensuring that the people they care for stay safe, too. 


For more information, please visit our website: and follow us on TwitterFacebookYouTube and our Sutton Young Carers Instagram

Please call us on 020 8296 5611, 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday, until 8pm on Tuesdays or 2nd Saturday of the month 11am - 1pm, or email us on or

We are located at Benhill House, 1st Floor, 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4DA

15th September 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Sutton Crisis Cafe

The Sutton Crisis Café offers out-of-hours support to adults in Sutton whose mental health is becoming overwhelming. We provide a safe, non-clinical, supportive environment to people experiencing a mild to moderate mental health crisis, as an alternative to attending A&E.

You may feel you are heading into crisis and want some support to keep yourself well, or you may have been struggling for a while. Please look at this poster.

We welcome referrals and self-referrals (please see our website for referral forms), or you can phone (please do leave a message out of hours or when we are busy) or just visit during opening hours. We aim to respond to all referrals and enquiries as soon as possible, but definitely within 24 hours.

Opening hours: We are open from 6:30pm to 11pm (last admission 10.30), 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Call us: 0800 012 9082

Email us:


Visit: 63 Downs Road, Sutton, SM5 2NR

14th September 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Sutton Uplift

If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious then you are not on your own. Sutton Uplift offers a service that may help you feel positive again.

Sutton Uplift is a free service for anyone aged 18+ (with a postcode or GP registered in Sutton) experiencing difficulties and symptoms related to stress, anxiety and depression. We are a partnership between the NHS and local voluntary sector organisations.

With values based on empowerment and building resilience within the community we tailor support to the individual. The service has four key elements: The Referral Centre, Recovery Team, IAPT (Improving access to Psychological therapies) and Wellbeing.

We can support your mental health and wellbeing needs through a number of ways including:

· - Self-management courses

· - Psychological therapies

· - Psychiatric assessments

· - Recovery and Wellbeing support

If you think we can be of help and are interested in finding out more about our service please complete the referral form on our website: or call us Mon-Fri 9-6pm on 0800 032 1411 (Freephone) or 020 3513 4044 (charged at your network rate) and select Option 1. You do not need to be referred by your GP or any other professional. Just get in touch with us and we can talk through whether our service is for you. We aim to support people with Wellbeing in many ways so no problem is considered to be too small.

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