Welcome to the first Coalition weekly update of 2022! This update includes:
1. Coalition Update
Happy New Year! – Welcome to our first weekly update of 2022. We hope you were able to relax over the Christmas holiday. Thank you to all those who joined Inca and Jessie on their dog walk on Christmas day, it was so lovely to see you all! Our daily social activities have begun again, please contact Yasmin if you would like to join them.
Direct Payments Survey Reminder – Please help us by filling in our short Direct Payments Survey. Surrey County Council is working in partnership with Surrey Coalition of Disabled People and We Coproduce to create a new strategy for Direct Payments across the whole of Surrey. We are really interested in hearing your experience and thoughts about Direct Payments in your own words, we will read all the comments and they will help us to understand how Direct Payments are working now, and how they can work better. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Please find attached an easy read and screen reader accessible version of the survey. If you require the survey in large print please contact Yasmin and let her know which font size you require. The closing date for the survey is Monday 17th January 2022. If you have any questions please contact Yasmin by email Yasmin.Broome@surrecoalition.org.uk or phone/SMS text 07455267424
Here is the link to the online survey Direct Payments Survey
2. Social/Peer Support coming up
Rhymes and Rhythms – To celebrate the new year, and new horizons, the first Rhymes and Rhythms of 2022 will be full of inspiring, exploratory and joyous music and poetry! Come along on Monday 10th January at 2.30pm, bring your aspirations and dreams for the new year and share in some lovely sounds, words and exaltations. Happy new year!
3. Sports Mental Health Survey Sport in Mind Leatherhead
Sport in Mind delivers free sport and physical activity sessions to help people experiencing mental health issues (17+). There is work underway to develop a sports club in Leatherhead. Sport in Mind would like to find out what local sessions would be of interest near you and where. They would really value your feedback by filling in this short survey. https://forms.office.com/r/KvKbWJyQxG
4. Sight for Surrey Centenary
Please see a press release regarding a call out for historical information for Sight for Surrey.
5. Are You Leaving The Door Open For Hackers?
Why are software updates important? Software updates are an important part of staying secure online. But why? You’ll often hear about the new features or performance improvements in a software update, but what isn’t talked about as often are the bug fixes and security improvements. Out-of-date software and apps contain weaknesses. This makes them easier to hack. Companies fix the weaknesses by releasing updates. When you update your devices and software, this helps to keep hackers out.
Why would cyber criminals target me? Your device contains a lot of personal data that is highly valuable if it fell into the hands of a fraudster. The likelihood is your device will contain your full name, date of birth, address, bank details, passwords, as well as many other forms of personal data such as private photos or videos.
Improve your online security by using automatic software updates. We understand it can sometimes be annoying to remember to update your devices every time a new update is released, that’s why we encourage you to enable automatic updates wherever it’s available. That means you don’t have to manually install updates every time they’re released.
We’ve provided some useful links below where you can find step by step instructions on how to enable automatic updates for your devices and apps.
- Apple – Mac (opens in a new tab)
- Apple – iPhone and iPad (opens in a new tab)
- Microsoft Windows 10 (opens your MS settings)
- Windows 7 is no longer supported. You should upgrade to Windows 10
- Android smartphones and tablets (opens in a new tab)
- Android apps (opens in a new tab)
For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: www.cyberaware.gov.uk
6. Epsom Strength and Balance
Four ways to get active in 2022. Start 2022 with the ideal way to get active. Look forward to an easier life with improved balance and flexibility.
- Monday 10.30 Epsom Strength and Balance at home via zoom £6.60, weekly, starts 3/1/22
- Tuesday 2 pm Upperbody Strength and Flexibility at EMC from £8, weekly, starts 11/1/22
- Wednesday 11.30 and 1.30 Epsom Strength and Balance at EMC from £7, starts 12/1/22
- Wednesday 11.30 Epsom Strength and Balance via zoom from £6.60, weekly, starts 5/1/22
- Thursday 10 am Upperbody Strength and Flexibility via zoom from £10, weekly, starts 6/1/22
Email Karen to find out more about these classes: Epsomstrengthandbalance@gmail.com
Or Upperbodysf@gmail.com or call Karen on 07771647132