Author: Roger Mills

Sutton Healthwatch issues recommendations on service provision

Sutton Healthwatch has issued an easy to read report discussing the provision of services for people with learning disabilities “In 2016 we heard from local community groups that parents, carers and people with learning disabilities were growing concerned with the quality of support in the London Borough of Sutton,” said a spokesperson. “On 28th June 2016 we held an event supported by Sutton Mencap and Speak up Sutton. We invited parents/carers, people with learning disabilities and support workers to come along and speak freely and confidentially about their concerns. “We are pleased to publish our easy read report with...

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Could you be the local hero MAPS is looking for?

Award winning Sutton based project MAPS is looking for local heroes to become volunteer mentors to support vulnerable young people in the borough. Some young people in Sutton have complex lives, facing many difficult issues including low self esteem, social isolation and challenging family relationships. Mentors are needed to provide each young person referred with a safe space and dedicated time to talk about their situation. Could you be that person that they talk to?   Details Go to:...

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Stormtroopers emphasise that play matters at Queen Mary’s

The dedicated team of play specialists at Epsom Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children pulled out all the stops to put on a week of fun, games and special surprises in celebration of National Play in Hospital Week. Organised by the National Association of Health Play Specialists (NAHPS), Play in Hospital Week is an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of play and activity in caring for children and young people. Lorna Bramwells, Head of Nursing for Paediatrics, explained: “This year, Play in Hospital Week was given the theme of ‘play matters’, something that we...

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Police urge borough residents to contact is they have been target of hate crime

Sutton Council is encouraging borough residents to contact the Police if they have been the target of a “hate crime” because of their disability, gender identity, race, religion or sexual orientation. Hate crimes range from being called names in the street, spitting, bullying or harassment through to being physically assaulted or having property damaged. Hate crime may also be written in a letter, email, a text message, as graffiti or on social media. This year’s Hate Crime Awareness Week is from 8 to 15 October. For the month of October Sutton Council’s email banner has changed to reflect its support for this initiative....

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Imagine Festival pays tribute to HG Wells in huge range of events

It started on Saturday and up to  30 October Sutton will play host to Imagine Festival of the Arts, the annual explosion of creativity and colour that brightens up the borough with events and excitement for all. “The theme of the year’s festival is the works of renowned author H. G. Wells, one-time resident of the borough and pioneer of socially conscious sci-fi. Sutton residents will be able to enjoy a wide range of events – and the best part is that each and every one of them is absolutely free!” said a spokesperson “Attractions for 2016 include the...

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