The government has, in response to rising fuel prices announced a number of measures outlined within this factsheet. Rates of tax credits and HMRC benefits and DWP benefits are to rise by 3.1% and will apply in the tax year 2022/23 from 11 April 2022.
Age UK Sutton and Sutton Carers Centre are working in partnership to deliver free weekly wellbeing and peer support sessions to help people in Sutton live well with dementia.
The weekly Wellbeing sessions are predominantly face-to-face and open to anyone with dementia, their friends and family. These Friday sessions are relaxed and sociable, with interactive content and guest speakers on topics relating to wellbeing and local services.
Dementia carer peer support sessions offer a trusting space to share experiences and receive information on relevant services. These run on Tuesdays.
For more information, contact Age UK Sutton on email@example.com or their helpline on 020 8078 0002.
Speak up Sutton and Action Voices had a session on keeping safe in the community and came up with brilliant ideas. They have put together a poster offering guidance and advice.
Trading Standards Warning Rogue Traders could attempt to profit from damage caused by Storm Eunice
Following Storm Eunice, Trading Standards is warning householders to be extra vigilant if approached by traders offering to carry out property repairs as a result of storm damage.
Trading Standards is concerned rogue traders could knock on doors offering to carry out property repairs such as damaged roofing or fencing and may try and scam householders by claiming unnecessary repairs need to be carried out or charge exorbitant prices for shoddy and substandard work.
Communities are also warned to look out for elderly and vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbours who are often preyed upon by such traders.
With Valentine's Day having just passed, records indicated that online dating fraud has soared during the UK’s lockdowns, watch out for fake profiles on dating sites and social media platforms.
Here, victims of romance fraud tell us about their experiences in their own words and serve as a warning about the tactics used by these masters of manipulation.