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Message in a bottle 
Message in a Bottle helps older and vulnerable people keep their personal and medical information somewhere it can easily be found in an emergency.  A simple information sheet with vital contact and medication details is completed and stored in a special bottle which is kept in the fridge.  A large green sticker is put on the bottle, the fridge door and the inside of the front door to let the emergency services know that the system is being used.  This gives the emergency services and medical staff easy access to vital information, allowing quicker and more accurate decisions about what action may need to be taken immediately.  This could save a life in an emergency at home. 

 

Bottles and leaflets can be collected across the district from GP surgeries, pharmacies, libraries, banks and other locations including the Council Offices, Oxted and the Douglas Brunton Centre, Caterham.  For details of the scheme or to find where you can pick up a bottle phone Caterham, Oxted & Godstone Lions on 0845 8334993 or Click here for the list.

 

The Surrey Law Centre is a registered Charity which was established in 2001 and which has been helping the disadvantaged and vulnerable people of Surrey gain access to justice. 

We aim to offer you a warm welcome, quickly identify your needs and provide a non discriminatory service to you.  We will quickly signpost you to another appropriate service if it is an issue which we are unable to assist with. 

Our main office is based in Epsom, Surrey however we are presently able to offer outreach clinics in Epsom, Dorking, Oxted, Walton on Thames, Reigate, Guildford, Godalming, Woking, Camberley and Sutton covering Family, Employment, Civil and Immigration law (other areas of law available at our Guildford clinic) where we can offer a free 20 minute appointment.

We also hold dedicated Domestic Abuse clinics on a monthly basis in Epsom, Reigate, Godalming and Guildford where we can offer a free 30 minute appointment.  All our clinics are staffed by experienced and expert Solicitors and Barristers and are held in confidential and safe environments.  All of the venues we use also have wheelchair access.    We are also able to offer a telephone service for those unable to access our clinics due to exceptional circumstances.

We work in partnership with many local Solicitors and can provide referrals in the areas of Housing, Wills, Probate, Trusts and Powers of Attorney where 30 minutes of free legal advice will be offered.

In addition we are happy to assist with referrals to the Bar Pro Bono Unit, Free Representation Unit and the Surrey Disabled People’s Partnership (SDPP).

If we cannot assist you, we will strive to refer you to a service we believe may be of benefit to you.

To make an appointment please call  0330  002  0099 (Mon–Fri 10 am – 3 pm).  Or e-mail us at reception@surreylawcentre.orgOr visit our website  www.surreylawcentre.org

 

Healtwatch Surrey News 
We are getting out and about to tell people about Healthwatch Surrey and hear your experiences of health and social care.  Why not come and see us.  We will be adding dates all the time, so please keep a look out for new details. Find details of regular events e.g. carer drop ins by click on this link http://www.healthwatchsurrey.co.uk/come-and-meet-us   

 

Local Policing changes coming in April 2016

The way local policing is delivered in Tandridge is set to change from 3 April 2016 when a new local policing model is adopted by Surrey Police.  Named ‘Policing In Your Neighbourhood’, the new model is a pro-active response to the new picture of crime in the UK. Across Surrey, burglary and car theft are down but have been replaced by challenging increases in complexand often morehidden offences like child sexual exploitation, domestic abuse and cybercrime. These offences require specialist investigative officers who will also work with partners to safeguard the vulnerable, and are essential in keeping the public safe. 
To enable Surrey Police to increase the number of officers working in those specialist roles, PIYN will introduce a new approach to front-line service which maintains the commitment to much valuedlocal policing. Chief Superintendent Dave Miller, Chief Superintendent for East Surrey said: “From April, we will form an Area Policing Team with Officers assigned to a specific borough or district and they will be responsible for responding to all crime which requires an officer to attend. If appropriate, they will then retain those cases from start to finish, giving victims a continuity of care. Neighbourhood matters which require specialist support will be tackled by our Safer Neighbourhood Teams and Police Community Support Officers. These teams will all be led by a named Borough Inspector giving them the flexibility to move resources where they are most needed. Serious and Complex cases will be dealt with by divisional Criminal Investigation Departments and Safeguarding Investigation Units. “We already have many successful local partnerships and we want to continue to work with you to make sure that we are helping local residents find the right organisation to best tackle their issues as well as collectively problem solving those repeat and chronic local issues we know are of great concern.” Policing In Your Neighbourhood also aims to reduce demand by helping the residents of Surrey find the right help rather than phoning 999 on initial impulse.
Through the #policingmatters campaign, which is currently running online, on radio and on Sky TV, the difference between 999 and 101 is being highlighted along with details about what is a policing matter and what is better dealt with by another organisation.  These changes complement other work including the alliances with Sussex Police, other police forces in the region, and local authority partners (including the other emergency services). Collaboration has already meant that Joint Enforcement Teams (JET) made up of council officers and police officers (already enjoying great success in Reigate and Banstead and Spelthorne, and about to roll out in Elmbridge) tackle low level nuisance crime together, quickly and efficiently using joint powers which can speed up the solution and cut out the need for court cases. Meanwhile some of our specialist and back office functions such as firearms, dogs, major crime, HR and ICT are collaborationswith Sussex Police delivering greater resilience at reduced costs across both counties. Further work continues in these areas too.  

 

The Rotary Club of Titsey & District has launched an initiative to give youngsters in the Tandridge area an opportunity to play organised sports outside school.

Aptly named TROYS, the scheme is designed to provide an opportunity for youngsters in the area to take part in one of a variety of sporting activities in and around the Tandridge area.  TROYS is open to all those who might not otherwise get a chance to participate in sporting activities and those that do will be called Trojans.Titsey Rotary Club will help introduce successful applicants to local sports clubs, so that new players get proper coaching in a safe, controlled environment. 
Currently available are rugby, riding, netball, squash and other racquet sports but the club has plans to develop its scheme to encompass any number of additional sporting activates, subject to receiving the interest needed.The club plans to provide these opportunities to youngsters of any age and ability, so to find out if you qualify for our sporting opportunities, please contact troys@titsey.org.uk or to apply to become a TROJAN, visit our website at www.titsey.org.uk/troys 

  

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