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04.11.2021 weekly update

Welcome to the weekly update.  This update includes:

1.  Coalition Update

2.  Social/Peer Support coming up

3. Understanding Acquired Brain Injury Course

4. Surrey Heartlands Stakeholder Network

5. Call for Volunteers to Participate in Research on Access to Justice for Defendants with Mental Health Conditions or Learning Disabilities 

6. Volunteers sought for a new First Community Network to help shape the future of community health services in east Surrey and parts of West Sussex

7. Cyber Crime Survey 2021

8. November Fraud Newsletter

9. Important Recognising You Awards Updates! Celebrity Guest Host!

10. Spelthorne Committee for Access Now (SCAN) Newsletter

11. Adult Social Care Monthly Briefing 22 October 2021

12. Surrey Faith Links Newsletter October 2021

13. Surrey Heath Borough Installation Update

14. Energy Saving Information


1.  Coalition Update

Co-designing the future of involvement in SABP! 

Healthwatch Surrey, SMEF, Surrey Coalition and SABP are working together to co-design what the future of involvement in the trust looks like.

We would love you to get involved.  There will be loads of opportunities for one-off involvement, one to one interviews and group sessions over the coming months.  In the meantime, we are looking for a small group of people with lived experience who would like to join the co-design project group.  There are opportunities to get involved as paid staff and also in a highly skilled volunteering role if that is your preference.  You can find out more here: https://www.imhnsurrey.com/co-design-project  

Group members will be producing a vlog or blog after each meeting, find out what’s been happening here: https://www.imhnsurrey.com/blank-1/co-designing-the-future-of-involvement-in-sabp

DENS Meetings – Our DENS meetings start this week with the North DENS on Monday 8th November at 1pm.  We have a packed agenda including a presentation on how you can be involved with work to coproduce a Direct Payments Strategy.  If you would like to join your local DENS meeting please contact Yasmin.

Coalition AGM – Last week we sent an email inviting members to join us at our AGM.  This event will be held virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the high levels of community transmission.   

The AGM will be held on Wednesday 24th November from 10.30 am to 11.30 am. 

You can book your place by using this link: 

Alternatively you can book by contacting us by phone or SMS text.


2.  Social/Peer Support coming up

Virtual Trip to Lingfield Nature Reserve – On Monday 8th November at 11am our virtual café is hosting a trip to Lingfield Nature Reserve.  If you would like to join us please use this link on Monday!  We are hoping to record our trip so that people who can’t join us can watch the trip in their own time. 

Get More Active news update – Surrey Coalition’s own Angie Taylor visited the brand-new Eastwood Leisure Centre in Sheerwater last week. Named after Ian Eastwood who campaigned passionately for improved sports facilities in Sheerwater during his 28 years as a councillor for Woking Borough, this is the borough’s most inclusive sports centre to date with two Changing Places changing rooms; a pool with moveable floor, hoist and privacy blinds; and changing rooms that can be partitioned for different groups and activities. .

Enjoy this highlights video from England Hockey of September’s Inclusive Hockey Festival hosted by Falcon Flyerz in Addlestone:

Best Moments From 2021 Flyerz Festival South – YouTube

A reminder of the FREE Sport in Mind Sessions in Guildford. The sessions are open to anyone over 17 experiencing mental health issues. There is no need to book, and no referral is required – just drop-in to the sessions when you want to. The sessions are lots of fun and for all abilities.

Activity: Tai Chi

Day: Friday

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Location: St. Nicolas’ Church Parish Centre, Bury Street, Guildford, GU2 4AW (behind the church)

Activity: Football

Day: Thursday

Time: 2-3pm

Location: Astro-turf pitches (AGP1 Pitch A), Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, GU2 7AD


3. Understanding Acquired Brain Injury Course

Please see attached flyer on a new six week course run by Headway Surrey for adults who have an acquired brain injury.


4. Surrey Heartlands Stakeholder Network

Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group are auditing and improving their stakeholder network database and would like to know if you would be interested in being contacted about things that may impact on health and care services either in your local area, or across Surrey. You can find out more about the types of things you might be contacted about here. If you used to receive this information previously and this has stopped due to out of date contact information, or if you are interested in becoming more involved in improving the way health services are designed and would like to join the mailing list, please contact Rebekka.francis@nhs.net


5. Call for Volunteers to Participate in Research on Access to Justice for Defendants with Mental Health Conditions or Learning Disabilities

Edmore Masendeke is a disabled PhD student at the University of Leeds. He is looking for help with his research on access to justice for defendants with mental health conditions or learning disabilities. He wants to find out whether defendants with mental health conditions or learning disabilities get enough help to communicate in court. To achieve this, Edmore would like to interview people about their experiences of being supported with communicating in Magistrates’ or Crown Court proceedings – by somebody other than their legal representative, for example an intermediary or disability activist. He is hoping to hear from people who were defendants in the past four years – whatever the outcome of the cast. If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact Edmore Masendeke on lw12etm@leeds.ac.uk or +44 07810 308 216. You can also get more information about this research, click here.


6. Volunteers sought for a new First Community Network to help shape the future of community health services in east Surrey and parts of West Sussex

The First Community Network launches, giving members of the public the opportunity to have an input into the way community health services are provided and developed in east Surrey and parts of West Sussex. 

To achieve its aim of delivering first-rate community healthcare, First Community wants to listen to the voices, views, and opinions of those in the community it serves and give people a choice of how they would like to be involved.

The First Community Network are recruiting members of the public to join and get involved; where they will have the opportunity to take part in surveys, join focus groups, and tell their story to help transform and improve local community healthcare services.

First Community has lots of exciting initiatives coming up, including improvements to respiratory services across east Surrey and are seeking volunteers to be involved with delivering these new ways of working.

Anyone interested in joining the First Community Network can get in touch using the contact details below, stating their preferred method of involvement and any specific interests they may have.

Email: fchc.beinvolvedfirstcommunity@nhs.uk

Tel: 01737 775450

Text: 07841 639034


7. Cyber Crime Survey 2021-  Fraud and cyber crime are the most common criminal offences in the UK

Analysis of Action Fraud reports showed that 86% of frauds had a cyber element to them. As the threat from cyber crime continues to grow and evolve, it’s important to remember one thing – most of it can be prevented. By following just a few practical steps, you can make it harder for cyber criminals to get into your devices and online accounts.
 
In order to better understand what steps you are already taking to stay secure online, Action Fraud would be grateful if you would please complete the short survey they have created. Your answers will help them to determine what areas of online security they need to focus on over the coming months.
 
Please note:


8. November Fraud Newsletter


9. Important Recognising You Awards Updates! Celebrity Guest Host!

The User Voice Teamare SO excited to announce Dick and Dom will be co-hosting the Recognising You Awards 2021! For those who do not know, Dick and Dom have built a diverse portfolio of programming over the years across different genres including Diddy Movies, Splatalot, The Legend of Dick and Dom, which received BAFTA nominations for all three series. They are seasoned entertainers, the duo have been entertaining for over two decades and are brilliant awards hosts!

Make sure the children and young people who YOU work with don’t miss out on attending the Recognising You Awards 2021! Nominate now to give children and young people age 5 – 25 linked to Surrey the opportunity to experience a fun filled evening celebrating them!

Nominations: 317 nominations have been received so far! A huge thank-you to those who have already nominated.If you haven’t nominated a child or young person already, please do. If you’re working directly with a child and/or young person we would love it if they were nominated so we can celebrate their achievements – there is no nomination too small. Remember the

Time for Kids principle: Give children and young people a sense of belonging and encourage them to shine!

Everyone nominated will received an award alongside an invite! The deadline for the Recognising You Award nominations is the 7th November 2021


10. Spelthorne Committee for Access Now (SCAN) Newsletter


11. Adult Social Care Monthly Briefing 22 October 2021


12. Surrey Faith Links Newsletter October 2021

Please view it online SFL-Newsletter-OCTOBER-2021.pdf (surreyfaithlinks.org.uk)


13. Surrey Heath Borough Installation Update


14. Energy Saving Information

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