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Weekly Update 14th February 2022

Please note, there won’t be a weekly update next week 21st February. The next one will be Monday 28th February.

Welcome to the weekly update, this issue includes the following. If you prefer to listen to the update, please click below:

1.  Coalition Update

2.  Social/Peer support coming up

3. South Western Railway (SWR) Post-covid journey research Feb 2022

4. Let’s Talk Tech VoiceOver

5. Surrey Community Health and Engagement Officer (CHEO) Advert

6. Surrey VCFS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead role

7. Volunteer Woking

8. Spelthorne Borough Installation Update

9. Improving Access to Turf Hill Park

1.  Coalition Update

Wheelchair Focus Group – a group of Coalition members took part in a wheelchair focus group for the Wheelchair Alliance and Motabilitylast week.  Their experiences will form part of a nationwide research project and we will share the full report when its published, thank you to all involved!  

2.  Social/Peer support coming up

Painshill Park – Just a reminder that our virtual tour/talk on Painshill Park will take place on Monday 21st February at 11am during our virtual café.  Please contact Yasmin for joining details.

Get More Active Update

Surrey Coalition NEW Get More Active Event! Exciting news about our first group parkrun (to wheel, walk, jog or volunteer!) meet-up coming up on the 5th March. Join us on Friday at 11.30am here to find out more or you can contact Katy by SMS text or phone 07434 865062 or by email katy.hubbard@surreycoalition.org.uk

New Women’s disability football session in West London – New weekly sessions organised by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. These sessions are for players of all abilities and will consist of fun, football technique activities as well as short games all delivered by qualified coaches.

When: Every Tuesday 11am – 12.30pm

Where: Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Lane, W3 8LQ

To book a space, or if you have any questions, please contact Chris Tribe by email: ctribe@brentfordfccst.com or phone: 07561 605507

3. South Western Railway (SWR) Post-covid journey research Feb 2022 – SWR are conducting some post-covid journey research with customers and the research agency would like to hear from deaf/disabled/older customers about what their journey needs are in a post-covid world. The research will take approximately 1 hour of somebody’s time and each participant will receive a £50 for their time and insight.  Please contact Yasmin if you would like to take part.

4. Let’s Talk Tech VoiceOver – Sight for Surrey is running the next instalment of Let’s Talk Tech on the topic of VoiceOver screen reader on the Apple iPhone and iPad and is taking place on Wednesday 23 February, between 11:00am and 12:30pm on Zoom.

In this webinar, Gary Eady, Sight for Surrey’s Technology Trainer, will discuss and demonstrate the VoiceOver screen reader, which is built-in to all Apple iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). This gives a blind person access to all of the features available on the device, as well as access to hundreds of specialist apps that make the lives of people with a vision impairment much easier.

If you are struggling to use your iOS device using your vision, why not join Gary and find out how this Accessibility feature can help you.

To book a place on this webinar, please call the Sight for Surrey Helpdesk on 01372 377701.

5. Surrey Community Health and Engagement Officer (CHEO) Advert – There is an exciting opportunity for a Community Health & Engagement Officer to join the Surrey Community Equipment Service Centre based in Normandy. As the Community Health and Engagement Officer you will create and manage a stakeholder relationship plan to ensure all key stakeholders are engaged and play an active role in the service provision. You will oversee service quality assurance procedures, recruiting a service users board, manage complaints process and support ongoing service improvement activities.  Click this link to apply Millbrook Healthcare Careers (changeworknow.co.uk) Closing date is Friday 4th March.

6. Surrey VCFS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead role (Advert) – The Surrey VCFS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead role will help all of the charities and faith organisations in the county fulfil ambitions for an equitable Surrey. Click here for the advert and job description.

7. Volunteer Woking – If you would like to volunteer in Woking please look at the Volunteer Woking website Volunteer Woking

8. Spelthorne Borough Installation Update – Please see attached document

9.  Improving Access to Turf Hill Park – Members of the local community have been campaign for better access to Turf Hill Park.  If you would like to get involved with this campaign please contact John Kerrigan 07799478317 of johnkerrigan@effectivesafety.org.uk or johnkerrigan001@gmail.com Please see the attached document for more details of the proposals.

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