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Disabled Facilities Grant information and advice

Available to residents who either rent or own their home, the grants are for those experiencing problems accessing their property safely or the facilities within such as, using the stairs or climbing in and out of the bath.

The Council's Housing Grants Officer will be on hand with information and advice on applying for a Disabled Facilities Grant including adaptations, repairs, energy efficiency, benefit entitlement and the Council’s Handyman Scheme.

Wednesday 28 May; 10.30am - 12noon at The Hub, 131 High Street, Epsom

Every first Friday of the month, 10.30am – 12noon at Epsom & Ewell Wellbeing Centre, The Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom, KT19 9HG.

In addition to info and advice visitors also have the chance of viewing a level access shower installed at the Centre.

For more information visit the Council's website

Epsom Common Day photo competition

Stew Pond, Epsom CommonEpsom Common Day photo competition

The competition has two age categories: Under 18 and Open. Themes are - Epsom Common landscapes and animals or plants of Epsom Common. Entrants can enter either one or all themes with a maximum of two photos per theme. To enter, please email photos at full size/resolution in jpeg format to chairperson@epsomcommon.org.uk

The closing date for entries is Monday 30 June.

The winning photographs will be announced and displayed and prizes given out at the Epsom Common Day on 20 July. The judge's decision is final.

(Pictured: Stew Pond, Epsom Common)

Shadbolt Park's Big Day Out

Shadbolt Park 1This event will take place at Shadbolt Park and Paddock on Saturday 28 June, between 12 noon and 4pm

In the Paddock there will be a main arena surrounded by stalls where the popular dog competition will take place, along with other entertainment and participative sports. In the gated Shadbolt Park the extremely talented Epsom and Ewell Silver band will entertain throughout the afternoon where families can bring a chair or rug and enjoy a picnic.

We will be remembering the start of the First World War and those attending can dress in the style of the 1914s.There will be prizes for the most authentic costumes worn. We also hope to present a memorial from the Community. The Friends of Shadbolt Park will be delighted to show you the magnificent Daylily Garden that is open for a limited period in the summer.

Invitations have been extended to all the emergency services, services and other organisations, businesses and charities that make Cuddington a great place to live and work. There will be lots of food, drink, ice creams, candy floss, chocolate fountains and all the other funs of the fair. So why not support this local event and meet your neighbours.

Funds raised will go to the participating charities and organisations and will also provide an ongoing fund to ensure the annual event can continue in the future.

To get involved, hire a stall, join the committee please contact cuddingtonra@gmail.com

Job Club, support for finding employment

Rosebery Job ClubRosebery's Job Club
Every Wednesday from 11.30am - 1.30pm
Epsom Methodist Church

Are you searching for a job? Come along to Rosebery's Free Job Club: 

- support with your job search

- learn interview techniques

- build useful skills

- access local employment opportunities

- help you use computers.

To attend contact Serginho or Natasha on 01372 814000 or email: natasha.stanley@rosebery.org.uk or serginho.samuel@rosebery.org.uk Places will be given first to Rosebery tenants and then places will be available to the wider community.

Surrey Wins Millions To Keep Homes Warm And Lower Energy Bills

Action Surrey logo

Action Surrey, working with Surrey’s local authorities, has been awarded £2.5 million to help deliver the Government’s Green Deal home energy efficiency improvement programme.

Over the coming months, the scheme will be rolled out on a street-by-street basis and will help over 600 households in Surrey install energy efficiency improvements including solid wall insulation and new heating systems, so that they have warm, more energy efficient homes and better control of their energy bills.

Surrey is one of just 24 local authorities to be awarded a share of £88 million from the Government under the Green Deal Communities scheme.

Action Surrey is a Surrey-wide impartial energy advice centre working with council’s across the County to help residents save money on their energy bills, keep warm and reduce their environmental impact. Action Surrey manages a trusted a installer network.

To find out more about the scheme please contact Action Surrey on 0800 783 2503 or go to www.actionsurrey.org

Dementia Friendly Surrey offers FREE dementia training for businesses

For staff and volunteers in public facing roles, having a basic understanding of the impact of dementia and how to support people can make a huge difference.

Dementia currently affects one in thirteen older people in Surrey and some 800,000 people across the UK. This is expected to increase by 25% by 2020 in Surrey alone.

Dementia Friendly Surrey can offer staff within your organisation, FREE basic dementia awareness training in a variety of ways to suit your needs. We can offer a self-study pack, a short three-hour course for ten or more people or you can book onto one of our upcoming cross-community courses which will enable participants to go back and cascade their learning to colleagues within their organisation.

The following course has places available:
Epsom & Ewell: Thursday 16 October 2014, 9.30am-4.30pm at Longmead Social Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom, KT19 9HG

We would be happy to work with you to find a training method that suits you.

For a booking form or to discuss your training needs: email dementia.friendly@surreycc.gov.uk or call 01483 519006.

Visit the www.dementiafriendlysurrey.org.uk to view information about how to set up short courses and download the self-study pack.

Every Can Counts

Recycling week logoWhat happened to the last drink's can you finished?

If you were at home you probably put it in with the rest of your recycling and it was collected by the Council; but what if you were at work or uni, or just out and about?

Facilities for recycling the cans we use ‘on the go’ lag behind the service we get at home, and it’s a sad fact that the stuff we put in public bins doesn’t necessarily get sorted for recycling.

Every Can Counts is working with a huge range of organisations to help them provide drinks can recycling facilities for their staff and customers, whatever their business: In offices, factories, schools, universities and colleges, town centres and retail parks. They're even helping to get people recycling when they are on the beach or enjoying a music festival.

So if you’re interested in recycling and want to know how you can play your part in keeping the recycling loop going why not become a supporter of Every Can Counts – you can do that just by using recycling facilities wherever you happen to be, and getting friends and family to do the same. You can also help by encouraging your employer to start (or improve) the recycling service they provide at work, and persuading your colleagues to actively recycle.

All the information you need is on the Every Can Counts website - www.everycancounts.co.uk

every can counts

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