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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 -

https://youtu.be/xa1FQT6pm4U

 

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.

 

21st July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Domestic Abuse Services

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Domestic Abuse Services


The Sutton Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop is OPEN.


In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and in response to national Public Health advice, changes to our domestic abuse services have been made over the
past few months.


The Sutton Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop which runs on a Wednesday morning as a drop-in session is now open again.


Our Independent Domestic Abuse Advisers (IDVAs) are available to offer face-to-face support and guidance to help you at Sutton Baptist Church, 21 Cheam Road, Sutton
SM1 1SN on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am - 11.30am.


The drop-in sessions will be conducted with COVID-19 safety measures in place, i.e. observing social distancing; ensuring that hand washing facilities are available etc.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic abuse support is available - contact Transform on 020 8092 7569 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or email
transformsutton@cranstoun.org.uk.


In an emergency, always dial 999.


Updates on any changes to domestic abuse services will be published on the London Borough of Sutton, Not Alone in Sutton and Transform Sutton websites on an
on-going basis.


Sutton Council is providing the latest information and advice on the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation on its website.


A signposting information sheet for residents and practitioners is available to download here.

 

20th July 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Fortnightly Disco for LD and Disabled Community

 

The Tuesday Club is a social evening event for and including Adults aged 18 to 90 plus who are disabled, have a disability as well with those with different levels of learning difficulties.  The fornightly discos were disbanded due to Covid-19 but we hope to restart this popular activity in early September. 

The discos are held between 6.30 till 9.30pm on alternative Tuesday evenings at the Civic Offices premises in Meeting Room G5.  This  club is run by volunteers.  The planned restart of September 2020 may change as due to the pandemic we need to be vigilant as we have a number of serivce users who live in the care service.

30th June 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Slavery on your door step

Crimestoppers has launched our #SlaveryonYourDoorstep campaign which is due to end on Wednesday 15 July.

 With the pandemic lockdown restrictions being eased we expect the number of visible victims of Modern Slavery to rise. Crimestoppers is urging the general public to pay particular interest to workers in the following sectors; contract cleaning, agriculture, in nail bars, hand cash wash facilities, factories.

 Our aim is to raise awareness of the signs to spot, so in the event, someone does see something they are confident to speak up. I’ve attached a selection of imagery to choose from in the hope your social media team are able to share on your social media channels. Alternativity they could retweet/ share content from our channels Facebook – Twitter – Linkedin. Suggested template messaging – please note our handle is different across channels:

 Twitter: Speak up for those that can’t. Learn the signs to spot of modern slavery. #SlaveryonYourDoorstep. Tell the charity @CrimestoppersUK what you know 100% anonymously - 0800 555 111 or online: https://bit.ly/37WMCVQ

 Facebook: Speak up for those that can’t. Learn the signs to spot of modern slavery. Tell the charity @Crimestoppers what you know 100% anonymously - 0800 555 111 or online: https://bit.ly/37WMCVQ

 Attached is copy of the leaflet which has been endorsed by the Salvation Army, GLAA and Anti-Slavery Commissioner. We’ll be adding multiple language versions for download to our campaign page in the coming weeks.

 Click here for a copy of the leaflet