2020 Newsletters


July 2020

Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief Plans To Re-Open Surrey Libraries If You're At High Risk – Current Guidance Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief Disabled People Exempt From Transport Face Covering 40% Fear Challenge If Not Wearing A Face Covering Call for Creation of Socially Just Coronavirus Recovery Plan End Of Lockdown: One Size Fits All Approach Fails Shielders Report Shows Coronavirus' Impact On Disabled People Disabled People Locked Out Of Digital Streaming Services South Western Railways Coronavirus Travel Information Disability Empowerment Network (DEN)- North Surrey ‘You Don’t Look Sick’ - Being Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness Was Surreal

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June 2020 - COVID Special Issue 6

Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief Disabled People ‘Forgotten By Government’ Shielders Resist New Guidance On Going Outdoors ‘Isolated, Alone, Forgotten’ – DR UK Shielding Survey Results Universal Credit £20 Per Week Increase Must Be Extended Government Extends Removal Of Rights In Last-Minute SEND School Guidance Accessible Holiday Accommodation Petition Government Urged To Protect Those With Sight Loss Face Masks From Coffee Filters Surrey Coalition Virtual Events TV Licence News: Message from Chief Executive Surrey Community Action Knitting for Keyworkers (Surrey and Sussex)

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June 2020

Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief 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 Coronavirus - Disabled Children’s Education Rights Must Be Restored Before Any Formal Return To School Adult Social Care – News In Brief – 29th May 2020 Coronavirus - National Shielding Programme Age UK Surrey Offering Help To Get Online Wide Pavements And New Cycle Paths Could Help Unlock Surrey Next Steps For Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Consultation Surrey GP Carers Registration Survey Report published Local Digital Shared Care Record For Health And Care Professionals Carers Week During 8-14 June

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May 2020 - COVID Special Issue (5)

Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief Supermarkets Urged to Talk to Disabled People NHS Roadmap To Safely Bring Back Routine Operations Inclusion Scotland - Survey Of Disabled People Coronavirus: The Meaning of the Five Alert Levels Coronavirus: Warmer Weather And The Spread Of Covid-19 Staines Shopmobility – Service Updates Whitelodge Services Status Coronavirus: Loss Of Smell Or Taste Added to List Of Symptoms Connectivity Issues - Choosing Between Income And Education What Happens To Our Bodies When We Go Without Touch?

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May 2020 - COVID Special Issue (4)

Disabled People 'Being Judged For Trying To Shop Safely Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief COVID-19-Related Concerns Affecting Well-Being Incapacity And Disability Benefit Claimants Feel Hard Hit Disabled Living Uk - Safer Use of Walking Frames Staines Shopmobility – Service Updates Coronavirus: 5 Tests To Meet Before Relaxing Lockdown How The Deafblind Are Coping With Social Distancing Adult Social Care – Information And Engagement Team

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May 2020

Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief New Report From Independent Age, In Focus: Experiences Of Older Age In England New-Style Employment And Support Allowance (NSESA) DWP Criticised By The UK Statistics Authority Surrey Coalition – Virtual Café Disability Empowerment Network (Den) - North Surrey Staines Shopmobility – Service Updates Disabled Motoring (DMUK) Baywatch 2020 Thrive – Why Your Garden Could Become A Life Saver RHS Virtual Chelsea Flower Show 2020 Adult Social Care – Information And Engagement Team – Support For Carers With Shopping Bereavement Support Available Looking After Your Mental Wellbeing During Coronavirus Age UK Surrey Offers New Services Facebook Portal Devices Trial Keeps Care Home Residents Connected Dramatize – Bringing Theatre To People’s Homes Audiology Team Adapts Support To Ensure Patients Stay Safe At Home Surrey Libraries May Be Closed But More People Are Joining And Using Resources Are You Following Surrey Information Point Social Media Accounts?

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April 2020 - COVID Special Issue (3)

Coronavirus – (COVID19) - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected Disability Rights Uk (DRUK) – News In Brief Staines Shopmobility – Changes to Service – Coronavirus A Message From Post Office Chief Executive, Nick Read Post Office To Make Cash Access Easier For Self-Isolators Surrey Coalition Of Disabled People - News In Brief ‘Blue Light Serenade’ Surrey Hospitals Join ‘Clap for Carers’ Supermarkets Launch Volunteer Cards

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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' Staines Shopmobility – Changes to Service – Coronavirus Staines Town Centre – Essential Businesses - Opening Times The Freecycle Community And Covid-19 – Beware - Courier Scams Covid19 And The Rights Of Disabled People Support4Spelthrone Details of Local Food Banks Care Home Worker Rejected for Queue Skip at Tesco Adult Social Care Information Team - Coronavirus Update

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April 2020 - COVID Special Issue

Scams Advice From National Trading Standards, Coronavirus – (COVID19) - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected , Advice for Car Owners/Drivers If You Can’t Use Your Vehicle, Surrey County Council Community Helpline, Surrey Matters - Managing your waste - Coronavirus pandemic., Updates On Surrey County Council Services, AGE UK – Surrey - Coronavirus – (COVID19) Service Information, Every Mind Matters – Mental Wellbeing - Staying At Home, Staines Shopmobility – Changes to Service, Staines Town Centre – Essential Businesses - Opening Times, Surrey Coalition Virtual ‘Walk and Talk’, Surrey Coalition Virtual Café, 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

Coronavirus - (COVID19) - Information and Advice SCAN and Disability Forum Meeting ‘I Used To Be Afraid To Admit That I Was Disabled’ Staines Shopmobility – Changes to Service - Coronavirus ASC Information & Engagement Team – Coronavirus Update ASC Information & Engagement Team – News in Brief Pavement Parking – Current Guidance from Surrey CC Pavement Parking Consultation Disability Rights (DRUK) - News ‘In Brief’ Emergency Genetic Test For Permanent Deafness In New-borns North Surrey – Disability Empowerment Network (DEN) Kew Gardens – Guided Walks Cancelled - Gardens Closed Coronavirus – (COVID19) - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected

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March 2020

PIP Stopped For Being Able ‘To Walk “Four Steps’ 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 Financial Times Analysis - Disability Employment Discrimination Rail Replacement Services Delayed For Disabled Passengers BBC Review Cuts to Red Button Text Service Supermarket Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey

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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, Learning Disability & Autism Forum Tweets, CornerHouse Closure, Reading Well Schemes @ Surrey Libraries, Active Prospects Homes for People with Complex Needs, New Support/Social Group for Autistic Adults, SHOUT 24/7 Crisis Text Line, ‘Stroke of Genius’ Project, Thrive – Using Gardening to Change Lives You Don’t Look Sick: I’ve Realised That Living With A Disability Is Not Embarrassing’ Supermarket Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey

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