Newsletters Issued in 2020


Full details of the content of our Newsletters can be found at our 2020 newsletters web page or ar the Archived Newsletters web page

july-2020   
Coronavirus – Covid19 - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected
Plans To Re-Open Surrey Libraries
If You're At High Risk – Current Guidance
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief
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

june-2020   
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 
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

may-2020   
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 – News In Brief 
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?

april-2020   
‘I Used To Be Afraid To Admit That I Was Disabled’
Staines Shopmobility – Changes to Service - Coronavirus
Adult Social Care – News In Brief 
Pavement Parking – Current Guidance from Surrey CC
Pavement Parking Consultation
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief
Emergency Genetic Test For Permanent Deafness In New-borns
Disability Empowerment Network (Den) - North Surrey
Kew Gardens – Guided Walks Cancelled - Gardens Closed
Coronavirus – (COVID19) - Tell Us How You’ve Been Affected

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

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

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.
NHS England Concludes Deal For Cystic Fibrosis Drugs
Surrey County Council Reviews Countryside Parking Charges
New Provider for Surrey Wheelchair Services – Excluding Spelthorne
How Therapy Pets Can Help Children in Need
Dolphins Inclusive Swim Scheme To Expand In Surrey
Talk Assistive Tech Virtual Group Being Launched
Challenging Hearing Loss Stereotypes
Disabled Workers Paid Less Per Year That Other Workers
Ben Elton’s Admission About Ableist Slurs In ‘The Young Ones’
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

Coronavirus Special Issues  
june-2020-covid-special-issue-6   
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) – News In Brief
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)

may-2020-covid-special-issue-(5)   
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?

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 – News In Brief 

april-2020-covid-special-issue-(3)   
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

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 – News In Brief 

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?