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14th September 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

NHS Covid 19 app launch - 24 September 2020

We have announced the date in advance so that businesses are able to download and display QR codes and prepare for the launch.  The codes will be an important way for NHS Test and Trace in England and NHS Test, Trace, Protect in Wales to contact people if coronavirus outbreaks are identified. The app works in exactly the same way in both nations.

QR posters are unique to each venue – businesses can download posters for their premises here. We have also pulled together FAQs for businesses on QR codes.

The explainer pack for the NHS COVID- 19 pack.

 Attached is the updated slide pack setting out the benefits and functions of the app, and you can find further assets and materials on our website:



19th August 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Concerned about debt - contact Citizens Advice Sutton

At the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, the government introduced measures to help people with debt.  Those protections have ended. From 24 August 2020 the courts will process possession cases.  Landlords who wish to resume stayed proceedings will need to inform the court and tenant in writing of this after the expiry of the stay in a “reactivation notice.”  Landlords will also need to provide the court with any relevant information about the tenant’s circumstances – including information on the effect of the pandemic on the tenant and their dependents, which will enable the court to have regard to vulnerability, disability, and the social security position, and those who are “shielding.” 

Bailiffs can restart calls to people's homes from 23rd August. Bailiffs probably can't collect the debt if the Notice of Enforcement is dated 26th March 2019 or earlier unless the debtor had made an arrangement to pay and then missed payments, or the bailiff asked the court for more time.  Bailiffs will have to follow additional rules on social distancing. If the bailiffs are collecting debts for the local authority they should give people 30 days' notice before they visit and shouldn't take property from the home. 

People concerned about debt can contact the Citizens Advice Sutton specialist debt team. Telephone 020 8405 3552, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday, online at or call into our Sutton office reception between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm, Monday to Friday, where we are providing a C19 secure service.

29th July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Our New Safety In Neighbours Burglary Campaign

As lockdown eases in the UK, we’re expecting a rise in burglaries. We’ve partnered with the Home Office to create a new social media campaign to help keep people safe and continue the great work your scheme is already doing.

Our new Safety in Neighbours campaign is particularly exciting as it has a modern and eye-catching design to grab younger people’s attention and attract even more new members. Read more about the campaign below.

We need your help 
Please help us spread the word and share the campaign on your local Neighbourhood Watch’s social media pages and chat groups. 

•    Visit our campaign page
•    Watch our campaign video
•    Download our campaign social media pack
•    Share using #SafetyinNeighbours in the caption 
•    Tag Neighbourhood Watch in the post    
Facebook: @ourwatch    Twitter: @N_watch          Instagram:
Help spread the word

29th July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Inspire Drug and Alcohol Advice

Inspire - Drug and Alcohol Advice

At Inspire, we want you all to know that although we are currently working slightly differently due to social distancing, that we are continuing to take new referrals and work tirelessly to support Sutton residents with issues related to substance misuse.

However, I am sure that you are aware that coping with highly stressful and emotionally challenging events, can often lead to increased substance misuse, or greater risk of those in recovery relapsing. We are experts in supporting individuals in these areas and are passionate about helping our Sutton residents stay safe, and support individuals to reach their substance reduction or full abstinence goals.  

 Please find attached a copy of the poster with information as to how to make a self-referral.


22nd July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Signposting Information for Residents and Practitioners on DOMESTIC ABUSE during COVID-19

Women's Aid video starring Keira Knightley -


Even during isolation, many people are living in suffocating circumstances with their abuser.  You are not alone.  If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, help is available.  

Please refer to this link for a list of organisations and their numbers who will be able to work with you.