The community clothes cupboard has a large amount of men's, women's and children's clothes to offer. Please share this information with someone you think may benefit from this.
Action Fraud and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is urging online shoppers to protect their accounts, check before they buy, and use secure payment methods in order to stay ahead of the threat from criminals this shopping season:
- Protect your accounts: set up 2-step verification and use three random words passwords to prevent cyber criminals from gaining access to your shopping, bank or email accounts.
- Choose carefully where you shop: Research online retailers, particularly if you haven’t bought from them before, to check they’re legitimate. Read feedback from people or organisations you trust, such as consumer websites.
- Pay securely: Use a credit card when shopping online, if you have one. Most major credit card providers protect online purchases and are obliged to refund you in certain circumstances.
For more advice on how to shop online securely this festive season, visit: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/shopping-online-securely
Economic abuse is a legally recognised form of domestic abuse and it often occurs in the context of intimate partner violence. It involves the control of a partner or ex-partner’s money, finances and things that money can buy, such as clothing, transport, food and a place to live.
One in six women in the UK has experienced economic abuse by a current or former partner. Economic abuse rarely happens in isolation; it normally happens alongside other forms of domestic abuse.
Economic abuse often occurs alongside other forms of abuse. It is commonly part of a pattern of behaviour called coercive control. If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 999. If you are not in immediate danger but have concerns about your safety, there are domestic abuse helplines that you can call, many of which offer a 24-hour service.
One in six older people are victims of abuse. That’s over 16% of our mothers, fathers, uncles, aunties, grannies, grandads, friends and neighbours.
The Hourglass mission is simple: end the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people in the UK. Their confidential services provide information and support to an older person or anyone concerned about an older person who is at risk of, experiencing or recovering from any form of abuse or neglect. They can all be accessed via this link - https://wearehourglass.org/hourglass-services
Transform is a partnership led by Cranstoun which brings together local organisations, each with unique skills and experience in domestic abuse, allowing us to deliver the best support possible for anyone affected by domestic abuse within Sutton. The Transform partnership is made up of Cranstoun, Sutton Women’s Centre, Home-Start Sutton, Jigsaw4u, The Limes College.
If you have been affected by domestic abuse, please call 0208 092 7569. To make a referral please go onto our website https://cranstoun.org