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26.08.2021 weekly update

Welcome to the weekly update.  This update includes:

1.  Coalition Update

2.  Social/Peer Support coming up

3. Wellbeing in Surrey Survey

4. Carer representatives for the Surrey Carers Programme procurement 2021

5. Free NHS Health Checks for those aged 40 – 74 at YMCA East Surrey

6. Free Virtual Exercise Referral Classes at YMCA East Surrey

7. Adult Social Care Monthly Briefing – 23 August 2021

8. Bereavement Support Groups

9. Healthwatch Surrey are recruiting!


1.  Coalition Update

Weekly Update – We will take a break from the weekly update next week due to staff leave.  Please find attached a copy of our social schedule with joining links.  Feel free to drop into any of our social activities.


2.  Social/Peer Support coming up

Get More Active – The Falcon Flyerz club are hosting a hockey festival on the 5th of September at the Old Georgians Hockey Club, Addlestone from 12-3pm. It’s a great opportunity to see what the Flyerz are all about and perhaps give hockey a try. Flyerz Hockey Clubs are friendly and inclusive, welcoming disabled and non-disabled people of all ages and abilities as well as their families. The sessions and equipment are adapted to ensure inclusivity of any disability and long-term health condition.

For more information see the attached flyer or contact Jo on 07834 763879 or hockeyflyerz@gmail.com

The Paralympic games have begun and Team GB has got off to an incredible start with 15 medals in the first 2 days. Find out more in the latest blog and why not join us on Friday at 2pm to share our favourite moments of the games so far!


3. Wellbeing in Surrey Survey

SCC Public Health Team would like to hear your views and experiences if either yourself, or a loved one, has been feeling low, out of control or worried about wellbeing.  This is so that anyone experiencing difficulties in coping with challenges in life, can get the best help in the easiest way.  Your views are vital and valuable to them in helping to deliver the best services we can, to support the health of everyone.   As a thank you completing the surveyrespondents can chose to enter a prize draw for “Love to Shop” vouchers.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. All your answers will be confidential and kept anonymous, so will not be linked to you individually. The survey will be open for 4 weeks and will close on September 10th 2021.  The survey is available in the following languages: Bengali, Urdu, Polish and Nepalese. Please contact SCC if you would like to request a copy in one of these languages, or alternative format, please call 03456 009 009,  text 07860 053 465 or email my.views@surreycc.gov.uk.

Please kindly click on the below link to access the online Survey:

Wellbeing in Surrey – Surrey County Council – Citizen Space (surreysays.co.uk)


4. Carer representatives for the Surrey Carers Programme procurement 2021

A carer is anyone, including children and adults, who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and would struggle to manage without their support.

Surrey County Council and NHS partners in Surrey are seeking expressions of interest from current or former carers, who would like to be involved in supporting the Surrey Carers Programme procurement process – the formal, official process for purchasing a range of services for carers in Surrey.

Carers will come together in facilitated sessions to discuss what would make the biggest difference to them (key outcomes for the services), and to develop and help evaluate one or two questions, that will be used to appraise bids from prospective providers.

This will help ensure important views, lived experience, and diverse perspectives are part of the process, whilst also making sure that Surrey has the best possible services and support for carers.

If you are interested in being involved as a carer representative, please submit a brief overview of any relevant experience, knowledge and/or skills, and why you are interested in this opportunity:

Email: carersstrategy@surreycc.gov.uk

Carers requiring an alternative method to submit their expression of interest, can contact the team to discuss their communication preference, as follows:

Telephone or SMS/Text: 07790 390702

The closing date for expressions of interest is Wednesday 1 September 2021.


5. Free NHS Health Checks for those aged 40 – 74 at YMCA East Surrey – Please use this link for more information https://mvr.deeep.link/mvr-9DrJ1


6. Free Virtual Exercise Referral Classes at YMCA East Surrey – Please use this link for more information https://mvr.deeep.link/mvr-9Pg8v  


7. Adult Social Care Monthly Briefing – 23 August 2021 – Please see document below


8. Bereavement Support Groups

The Brigitte Trust, are running free Bereavement Support Groups around Surrey. The next course is in Guildford on a Monday morning starting on the 13th September.  For more information or to book a place please contact Sarah Pattenden on 07469 932192 or email sarah.pattenden@brigettetrust.com


9. Healthwatch Surrey are recruiting!

Healthwatch surrey are recruiting for an Insight and Engagement Officer and a Communications and Engagement Officer.  Use this link for more information https://surreycoalition.org.uk/practical-information/job-vacancies/

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