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Sutton Connect launches, helping residents to live independently

A new housing support service aimed at helping older people remain living independently in their homes has been launched.

Sutton Connect will provide a service to residents that live in the borough who are over 55 and need high level housing support.  

The new service will be run by Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) who manage Suttons’ council housing on behalf of the London Borough of Sutton.

The service offers residents help, advice and support with developing independent living skills. This will include addressing any issues that place their accommodation at risk, money management, better management of their health and support to access local activities and services.

Residents in need of this service can be referred by existing housing partners and Social Services but residents are also encouraged to self refer for this service. Although Sutton Connect services are currently only available for tenants living in social housing, this service will be available borough-wide in around 12 months time.

Dawn Eustace, Group Manager at  SHP, said: “Sutton Connect will make a real difference to the lives of older residents most in need. Our aim is to support people to develop their independent living skills and work towards fulfilling personal goals, aspirations and wellbeing.”

Find out about Sutton Connect here

Helping over 55s get tech savvy

A day of advice, information and fun activities focusing around ‘getting digital’ is taking place in Sutton this week.

The annual ‘Wise & Well’ event, which promotes services for people over 55, is run by Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) and will take place at Sutton Salvation Army on Friday 6th October from 10am to 12:30pm.

This year Wise & Well will be helping local residents ‘step into the future’ with displays and demonstrations from partners including the Met Police who’ll be discussing cyber crime, the London Fire Brigade who’ll advise about registering appliances online, the Barclays Digital Wings Team who’ll be advising about the latest digital trends, and Mears who’ll will be running a competition for participants to win a tablet.

Alongside games and workshops to help improve balance and physical well-being, other local organisations attending will be; the Alzheimers Society, Livewell, Sutton Uplift and the Digital Engagement Team from Sutton Central Library.

SHP have also partnered up with Age UK Sutton to host digital workshops which will be run by local students to help gain confidence and employability skills, details will be at the event.

Everyone is welcome to come and take part in this interactive and exciting event.

Homefront Autumn Edition 2017

The autumn edition of Homefront is about to hit doorsteps and it's also available for you to read online.

Inside you can read about how we're keeping residents safe with our fire safety updates, find out how you can be in to win £50 a month by paying your rent by direct debit, and we also farewell Annie as she retires after 36 years with SHP.

Happy reading!

Benhill Residents' Association Meeting - 14/11/2017

Date(s)

14/11/2017 (19:00-20:30)

Contact

For more information about the Benhill Residents' Association or a Residents' Association near you, please contact our Neighbourhoods Team on 020 8915 2000.

Description

Meeting for residents to discuss local priorities in the area with their Neighbourhood Manager and plan community activities and events. All residents are welcome to attend.

Location:
Salvation Army Church, 45 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, SM1 4DD

 

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