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September and October FoCUS meeting dates

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU – APRIL/MAY 2020

Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, all our meetings, events and activities are running virtually at the moment to safeguard our members, staff and volunteers.  We are offering video conferencing, telephone conference, SMS text relay and email relay into all of our activities.

Staying safe

 

  • To access the Surrey Community helpline for help, please call 0300 200 1008 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm), text 07860 053465 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) or Textphone (via text relay) 18001 0300 200 1008 and the Sign Language Video Relay (8am to  6pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 2pm at the weekends). Outside these hours a web form is also available and is published on this page.

 

  • For medical information please use NHS 111 online: https://111.nhs.uk/, or call NHS 111 or, in an emergency 999 as you usually would.

 

Staying connected

It is more important than ever that we stay connected, for this reason, we have introduced a weekly community-wide virtual café and a daily ‘walk and talk’.  You can find out about the weekly café here, and about our daily walk and talk here.

For information on all our activity during April and May (and how to join) please see the following pages.

  • For an over-view of April and May see here. If you prefer to see a printable calendar format please check out April, May or June.
  • For joining instructions for DENS see here.
  • For joining instructions for our Special Interest Groups (such as Surrey Vision Action Group and the LTNC) see here.
  • For joining instructions for the Independent Mental Health Network see here.
  • For joining instructions for FoCUS see here.

 

How to access Zoom conferencing

  • For a plain text guide on how to install the zoom app for the first time please see here
  • Easy read instructions for Zoom:

Easy read: what do I need for a video meeting

Easy read: why can’t we have our usual meeting

Easy read what to do just before the video meeting

Easy read using zoom for the first time and downloading the app

If you would like one to one support to get started please just let us know and we will book you a support appointment.

 

 

You can contact staff as usual by email or on their mobile phones or by SMS text or phone to 07563 997 932.  Please note that our office is closed, our staff team are working from home at the present time.   

Please keep in touch with us and please follow all the precautions that are advised.  With all our best wishes, the Surrey Coalition of Disabled People team.

Winter FoCUS newsletter is here!

24th edition of FoCUS newsletter is here! Click this link to see the newsletter.

This issue has articles on:

  • How to be involved if you are unable to attend FoCUS meetings
  • Carers Action Group
  • Children’s and Young People’s Service Participation Experience
  • Welcome Back to a FoCUS Rep
  • Co-designing the Trust’s People Participation and Experience Strategy
  • Trust’s Members Days

 

FoCUS March and April 2020 meeting dates

Please see a poster with March and April 2020 meeting dates attached.

March and April 2020 FoCUS Meetings

FoCUS Newsletter and meeting dates!

Please see FoCUS December and January meeting dates here, and FoCUS Newsletter issue 23 Autumn 2019 here.