We have become aware of a doorstep scam that is currently happening across Sutton. We are aware that leaflets are being dropped at homes in Sutton, encouraging people to open bank accounts for a company involved in betting. Please under no circumstances should residents take up the offer or contact the company.
The NHS London Out of Hospital Cell, London Clinical Networks, London Directors of Public Health and Adult Social Care, Health Innovation Network and Public Health England are collaborating to provide practical guidance to assist the care and support vulnerable adults receive during COVID-19.
Please see the one-page Nursing and Residential Care Homes Guidance, aiming to support suspected COVID-19 care. This was approved by the London Clinical Advisory Group on 17 April 2020. It is designed to complement and not replace local guidance and professional judgement.
We are actively working on other resources which will be updated to align to national and regional guidelines once published.
If you have further questions relating to this document please contact the London Clinical Networks in the first instance.
Sutton Mental Health Foundation is available over the phone on 020 8770 0172.
Citizens Advice Sutton is encouraging men to seek debt advice. Men make up a very high proportion of suicides – the Samaritans website states that men are three times as likely to die by suicide than women. However, men are for various reasons, significantly less likely to seek advice. We know that debt is linked to suicide, a report by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute in 2018 found that more than 100,000 people in debt actually attempt suicide each year.
The coronavirus crisis will inevitably push people into debt. The current social distancing measures will cause some people with debts to feel isolated and therefore less likely to seek advice. The combination of debt and isolation, could for some people be catastrophic.
Please see the attached poster, encouraging people, in particular men, to seek debt advice - https://www.citizensadvicesutton.org.uk/
Confidential emotional support is available, free of charge, to frontline staff from qualified and trainee psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors from the Southern Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (http://www.safpacfrontline.co.uk/).
To help you cope with the crisis, please email email@example.com and a therapist will then contact you normally offering up to 3 sessions of 30 to 50 minutes, at a mutually agreed time, through Skype or phone, etc.
There are 75 spaces available, so act now and get the support you need and deserve!