About Us


About Us About Us
Spelthorne Committee for Access Now (SCAN) is a voluntary group, based in Spelthorne, Surrey, UK whose members are volunteers representing the views of people with disabilities on matters of accessibility to transport, the outdoor environment, buildings and facilities in Spelthorne. Our founding members were instrumental in the development of Staines Shopmobility and they also conducted the research that provided the information needed for the development of the Spelride service.
We Consult With Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council on local issues such as:
  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Pedestrian/Cycle Shared pathways
  • Disabled Access to buildings, shopping areas, countryside and leisure services
For the Improvement of  access to facilities and services for all members of our community in Spelthorne, please let SCAN know about:
  • pavements that are being obstructed either by badly parked vehicles or overhanging trees,
  • crossing points that need dropped kerbs
  • buildings or services that are not accessible
Since 2007 we have supported the Spelthorne Physical, Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities Forum and we hold quarterly meetings with representatives of various service providers such as Action for Carers and Adult Social Care and as well as other Surrey wide forums and groups.

SCAN actively encourages new members, to share and promote our objectives and meetings are open to everyone. Membership is open to any person or group who support the objectives of SCAN. There is a membership fee of £5 per person or voluntary organisation.
If you wish to become a member and/or make donations to SCAN please contact our Treasurer on lawindle@spelthorneaccess.org.uk  for further information.
Donations can also be made by registering with Easy Fundraising - see our features page and then every time you make an online purchase with any of the High Street retailers, energy and phone service providers and holiday or hotel chains, a donation will be made to SCAN's account.

Current News


Newsletters Issued in 2020

This page gives a summary of news that was covered in each of our newsletters with links to the individual issue. There are also links to items that have their own page on this website and these pages will the current news information for each organistaion

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COVID Special Newsletters Issued in 2020

This page gives a summary of news that was covered in each of our Covid Special Newsletter with links to the individual issue. There are also links to items that have their own page on this website and these pages will the current news information for each organisation

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Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief 2020

This page is a summary of news items released by Disability Rights UK (DRUK) that have appeared in SCAN's recent Newsletters

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Surrey Adult Social Care Team Current Special Bulletin

Coronavirus Special Briefing Information

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SCAN Chairman's - Comments on Planning Applications

Planning schedules list the location and nature of planning proposals together with the named officer dealing with the application.

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Active Planning Applications – SCAN's Chairman's Comments

Our Chairman receives a copy of the weekly Schedule of Planning Applications from Spelthorne Council.

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2020 Newsletters


October 2020

Spelthorne on Government Covid-19 Watch List Boy, 7, Told He’d Never Walk – Climbs Britain’s Tallest Mountain Disability Rights Uk (DRUK) – News In Brief Deaf Girl, 8, ‘Turned Away’ For Not Wearing Mask Lip-Reading Sisters Abused For Lifting Mask On Train Post-Lockdown Working Life Brings New Challenges For Disabled Surrey Libraries Reopening News And Updates You Don’t Look Sick: ‘My Skin Condition Causes A Lot Of Pain

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August 2020

Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected Surrey Libraries Have Reopened If You're At High Risk – Current Guidance Stay Connected With Surrey Coalition Of Disabled People ‘You Don’t Look Sick’ – ‘People Think I’m Too Young To Be Disabled’

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January 2020

Supermarket Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey Supermarkets Failing To Provide Fully Accessible Toilets Restrictions for Parking at St Peter’s Hospital Chertsey. You Don’t Look Sick: ‘I Won’t Let Haemophilia Define Me’ Blind Comedian Relates What Happened When He Woke Up In An Unfamiliar Room

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February 2020

Wooden Spoon Children’s Charity Of Rugby NHS Parking Fees Changes From April 2020 Give Your Views - Possible Changes To NHS Walk-In Services Simple Energy Advice Heating Your Home, You Don’t Look Sick: I’ve Realised That Living With A Disability Is Not Embarrassing’

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March 2020

New MS Society Report – PIP Fails You Don’t Look Sick: ‘People Think I’m A Hypochondriac Because I’m Young’ DWP Loses Challenge Of High Court Decisions Pegasus Card Scheme – Surrey Police DWP Axes Review of PIP Claims Universal Credit will ‘SteamRoll’ Vulnerable into Poverty BBC Review Cuts to Red Button Text Service Supermarket Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey

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April 2020

Coronavirus - (COVID19) - Information and Advice ‘I Used To Be Afraid To Admit That I Was Disabled’ Pavement Parking – Current Guidance from Surrey CC Pavement Parking Consultation Emergency Genetic Test For Permanent Deafness In New-borns Coronavirus – (COVID19) - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected

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May 2020

Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected Disabled Motoring (DMUK) Baywatch 2020 Thrive – Why Your Garden Could Become A Life Saver Age UK Surrey Offers New Services Dramatize – Bringing Theatre To People’s Homes

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June 2020

Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected Climbing Blind - Paralympic climber climbs the Old Man of Hoy You Don’t Look Sick: ‘My Doctor Said My Symptoms Were Just The After-Effects Of Having Children Discoloured Eye In Photographs Sign Of A Rare And Aggressive Cancer Wide Pavements And New Cycle Paths Could Help Unlock Surrey

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July 2020

Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected If You're At High Risk – Current Guidance South Western Railways Coronavirus Travel Information ‘You Don’t Look Sick’ - Being Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness Was Surreal

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April 2020 - COVID Special Issue

Scams Advice From National Trading Standards, Advice for Car Owners/Drivers If You Can’t Use Your Vehicle, Virtual Reality (VR) Brings Support To Isolated Communities, Elmbridge, Runnymede & Spelthorne Talking Newspaper, How Are People Who Need Carers Supposed To Self-Isolate?

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April 2020 - COVID Special Issue (2)

Please Stay At Home – Runnymede Beat (Surrey Police) Report Mobility Sector Identified As 'Key Workers' Beware - Courier Scams Covid19 And The Rights Of Disabled People Details of Local Food Banks Care Home Worker Rejected for Queue Skip at Tesco

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April 2020 - COVID Special Issue (3)

A Message From Post Office Chief Executive, Nick Read Post Office To Make Cash Access Easier For Self-Isolators ‘Blue Light Serenade’ Surrey Hospitals Join ‘Clap for Carers’ Supermarkets Launch Volunteer Cards

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Features


CORONAVIRUS - COVID19 -

Information and Advice from NHS

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CORONAVIRUS - COVID19 -

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined as extremely vulnerable - Updated 22nd June 2020

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CORONAVIRUS – COVID19 -

Tell Us How You've Been Affected and Your Coping Mechanisms

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Beginnings of SCAN

From the introduction of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 a group of disabled people in Spelthorne was active and originally worked under the title the “Spelthorne Joint Committee for the Disabled”.

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Surrey Virtual Café

Join us every Monday for a good catch-up! 11.00 am – 12.00 noon

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Surrey Virtual Walk & Talk

Join us for our Virtual Walk and Talk Every weekday 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm from Monday 30 March 2020 onwards!

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Surrey Coalition Virtual Events

Please join us at our virtual meetings. We are using Zoom to run the meetings. Using Zoom is easy and free. Crafting chat and tips: Book chat/story sharing: Weekly quiz: Fitness & food chat:

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Carers Week During 8-14 June 2020

The theme of Carers Week this year is “Making Caring Visible”

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‘Café Culture’ At Nostrano Lounge In Staines

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE We are sorry to tell you we will be closed until further notice.

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Dramatize - Online Workshops

Updated 21st July 2020

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KEW GARDEN - GUIDED WALKING TOURS

Visiting during coronavirus Our gardens at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst are open. You must book a time slot in advance. The Guided Tours are still not availablethough

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North Surrey Disability Empowerment Network (DEN-NS)

Please Note All Empowerment Meetings Are Being Held ‘Virtually’ During The Covid19 Pandemic. DEN-NS covers the areas of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking & Surrey Heath and is one of three groups of local disabled people, and carers, who meet up quarterly.

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Staines Shopmobility

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - Now Open

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Spelthorne Parasports Club

Suspended Due To Coronavirus Restrictions A club for young people aged 5 years - 25year from all local Boroughs with various learning or physical disabilities

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Thrive – CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Due to the government safety measures and to protect the people we work with, we have had to close our regional centres in Birmingham, London and Reading and suspend all social and therapeutic horticulture programmes until public health advises it is safe to resume.

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Forum for Physical, Sensory And Cognitive Disabilities & Spelthorne Committee for Access Now

Physical meetings have been postponed for the duration of the pandemic restriction however we are hoping to sort put virtual alternatives.

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Fundraising for SCAN

Donations can be made by registering with Easy Fundraising and then every time you make an online purchase with any of the High Street retailers, energy and phone service providers and holiday or hotel chains, a donation will be made to SCAN's account.

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Children with Disabilities Forum

Parent Carers only meet briefly for discussion of issues to be raised at the formal meeting that will follows.

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Forum For Older People

An open-access forum attended mostly by statutory and voluntary providers of services for older people.

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Archived Newsletters


News December 2019

Supermarket Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey Restrictions for Parking at St Peter’s Hospital Chertsey. The Community Equipment Service - Consultation Cruse Bereavement Care – North Surrey Volunteers Long Term Neurological Conditions Group (LTNC) Fireworks and Pets - Guide Dog survey 10 Biggest Misconceptions About Guide Dogs For The Blind Extracts from the Disability Rights Newsletter – Accessibility at Work Survey, Disabled Cyclists Survey, Join The Conversation On Rare Diseases London Irish – Downs Syndrome Activity Sessions article content / subjects on your website.

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News - November 2019

Cruse Bereavement Care – North Surrey Volunteers ‘You Don’t Look Sick’ – I’ve Got Type 1 Diabetes Boy Told to Leave Wheelchair to Access Legoland Rides Supermarket Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey Equality & Human Rights Commission Make Stand Against Inaccessible Public Transport More Funding For Changing Places Toilets Adult Social Care Briefing incl - ASC Commissioning Intentions 2019/20 - Updated Send Action Plan - “We Are Surrey” 2019 Social Value Event And Recognition Awards Hear Here Drop In Hearing Aid Clinics Autumn Dates Dramatize – Get Online

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News - October 2019

Disabled People Deserve Respect More Than Once Every Four Years Cruse Bereavement Care – North Surrey Volunteers Dramatize – Get Online PLEASE Ask Before You Give Me A Push The Millennial Women With Arthritis Baywatch Results 2019 - 1 In 5 Bays Is Abused SCAN Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey

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News - September 2019

Man Believes Playing Piano Slows Effects Of Parkinsons Free Community First Aid Training - Action For Happiness - Exploring What Matters Course ‘You Don’t Look Sick’ – Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) Dementia Awareness Workshops - Spelthorne Upgraded Service For Bus Users In North Spelthorne CRUSE Bereavement Care – North Surrey Volunteers Taxi Driver Taken To Court For Refusing Guide Dog Festival Organisers Change Policy For Disabled Gig-Goers

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News - August 2019

Scope & Virgin Media #Workwithme Scheme Sainsbury's Trials New Sunflower Lanyard Initiative Consultation on Changing Places Toilets Home Office Bars Entry For Young, Blind Musicians Free Community First Aid Training - Action For Happiness - Exploring What Matters Course TfL Training Shakeup For Staff Helping Disabled Passengers Town Getting It Right For Disabled People On Public Transport ‘You Don’t Look Sick’ – I was born with half a heart

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News - July 2019

Paralympian Denied Access To Aircraft By RyanAir Pilot Stockport Councillor With Prosthetic Leg Abused for ‘Wearing Wrong Shoes’ Parkinson’s Patients Accused Of Being Drunk Wife Has Ability To Sniff Out Parkinson’s Disease Blind People's Brains Rewire Themselves Blind Actor Believes ‘Able-Bodied Actors Should Tell Our Stories Too’ Yes, I'm Deaf. But That Doesn't Always Mean I Can't Hear Blood Test For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study

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Archived Planning Applications


Archive - Planning Applications - Comments

Our Chairman receives a copy of the weekly Schedule of Planning Applications from Spelthorne Council. These schedules list the location and nature of planning proposals together with the named officer dealing with the application. Where proposals fail to demonstrate that proper consideration has been given to the needs people with disabilities, comments or objections are sent to the planning case officer.

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Join us


Forum


Forum
Welcome to our new online forum.
Local Organisations with an involvement in Disability Issues are welcome
to attend any of the Spelthorne Physical, Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities Forum meetings and present a report to the Forum.

We Consult With Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council on local issues such as;
 Pedestrian Crossings
 Pedestrian/Cycle Shared pathways
 Disabled Access to buildings, shopping areas, countryside and leisure services

Tell Us about:
 pavements that are being obstructed either by badly parked vehicles or overhanging trees,
 crossing points that need dropped kerbs
 buildings or services that are not accessible
So that we can further improve access to facilities and services for all members of our community in Spelthorne.


Groups and Organisations


Details of Local Groups and National Organisations and Service Providers in the United Kingdom

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Crossroads Care Surrey

If you require help and support, please contact our out of office contact number in an emergency. 07914 186 162

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Disability Equipment Service (DES)

Buying & Selling Disability Equipment •

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Disabled Motoring UK - Baywatch Campaign

Disabled Motoring UK is the charity which supports disabled drivers, passengers and Blue Badge holders.

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Disability Rights UK

We are disabled people leading change, working for equal participation for all

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Dramatize

A theatre company for individuals with learning disabilities

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Elmbridge, Runnymede & Spelthorne Talking Newspaper (ERSTN)

We are a Charity (No 1186678) dedicated to providing Local news and information to sight-impaired listeners within Elmbridge Runnymede and Spelthorne.

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Heathrow Special Needs Centre

We Are Currently Closed To All Visitors Until Further Notice following HM Government guidelines on Covid-19 (coronavirus) to safeguard users, staff and volunteers.

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Marianne’s Community Cafe

Open in Staines Town Centre. Run by Surrey Disabled People Partnership (SDPP)

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Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF)

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) is a national disability charity based in Surrey.

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Runnymede Access Liason Group (RALG)

This group operates for the benefit of all residents in the Borough.

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Surrey Local Offer

Information and services for young people with SEND and their families

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White Lodge Centre

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - WHITELODGE SERVICES STATUS - 23RD APRIL 2020

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Dates for Your Diary


10:30 - 12:30
Addlestone Community Centre,
Location: Garfield Road, Addlestone, KT15 2NJ

Covering the areas of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking & Surrey Heath.
Local groups and support networks play a vital role in enabling disabled people to maintain a sense of connectedness to other disabled people and local residents. The groups can also provide very practical support to enable opportunities to participate in social and community life and leisure/cultural activities.
Please contact Yasmin Broome, Engagement Officer at Surrey Coalition: email: Yasmin.Broome@surreycoalition.org.uk Telephone or SMS text 0745 5267424

10:30 - 12:30
Addlestone Community Centre,
Location: Garfield Road, Addlestone, KT15 2NJ

Covering the areas of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking & Surrey Heath.
Local groups and support networks play a vital role in enabling disabled people to maintain a sense of connectedness to other disabled people and local residents. The groups can also provide very practical support to enable opportunities to participate in social and community life and leisure/cultural activities.
Please contact Yasmin Broome, Engagement Officer at Surrey Coalition: email: Yasmin.Broome@surreycoalition.org.uk Telephone or SMS text 0745 5267424