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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We are located at Benhill House, 1st Floor, 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4DA.
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: www.suttonuplift.co.uk 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.