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SASH survey re Boots outpatient prescription service

The pharmacy team at East Surrey Hospital is always looking for ways to improve and would like to hear from those who have been prescribed medicines at an outpatient appointment. If the people you support have used the pharmacy services at East Surrey Hospital please let them know about a short survey to share their ideas for alternative ways to … Read More

Third sector placements

Now more than ever in this current climate it is essential for young people to secure meaningful work experiences to help them in their pursuit of a graduate role in the future. Royal Holloway, University of London is reaching out to organisations who could provide work-based learning opportunities and might consider offering an unpaid 2- or 4-week placement for Royal … Read More

Talking Shop – communications group

  Are you a sole communications professional or part of a very small comms team? Would you like to be part of a group for charity communicators in Surrey? Talking Shop aims to be a hub for people in marketing communications to get together, network, share ideas and good practice and chat all things comms! To register your interest, email … Read More

VCFSE refugee support – data collation

Surrey County Council is collating data to help easily identify the types of support on offer from VCFSE organisations for Ukrainian refugees. This could be providing services or supplying practical goods – for example, Stripey Stork can supply baby products, children’s clothes at a countywide level.  If your organisation can share resources, please complete the table or email the details … Read More

Here For You

SES Water’s ‘Here For You’ programme provides several payment support schemes to help those customers who may be struggling financially. This includes: • ‘Breathing Space’ – a payment pause scheme for customers facing life changes that have affected their income and who need time to adjust • Water Support Scheme – a 50 per cent bill reduction that is funded … Read More

Household Support Grant

The Department of Work and Pensions announced a Household Support Grant of £500 million to be allocated across the UK. Surrey County Council has been allocated £5.3m to help those most vulnerable residents who are struggling financially. The funding has been provided to help with food, energy bills, water and other essentials. While some of the funding has already been … Read More

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust Public Representatives

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust Public Representatives (Voluntary role) We need your insight Surrey and Sussex Health Care NHS Trust (SASH) are committed to putting patients, carers and members of the public at the heart of our patient experience and service improvement work. Our Patient and Public Participation Team are recruiting patients, carers, and/or members of the public to be … Read More

Free training for Personal Assistants supporting disabled people

Thanks to funding from Skills to Care, Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC) is able to offer free training for Personal Assistants supporting disabled people.  Each course meets the relevant standard of the Care Certificate and so can contribute to the PA’s CPD. Sessions include: Online sessions: • Introduction to being a Personal Assistant • Infection Prevention and Control • Person … Read More

Easy funding opportunity

To help elevate your fundraising efforts, we have partnered with fundraising website easyfundraising. Voluntary organisations and groups in the Surrey area can earn free donations from leading online stores by just shopping online. When volunteers and supporters shop, book, and spend with over 5,000 leading retailers including, Amazon, John Lewis, M&S, eBay, Trainline, and many more, your organisation or group … Read More

Help enhance SASH approach to communications

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust are keen to involve service users to help enhance the Trust’s approach to communicating with patients and their families. Jane Dickson, chief of nursing and midwifery is leading work with colleagues in the Trust to enhance our approach to communicating with patients and their families. We will be running a series of focus groups … Read More

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