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thenetworker The newsletter for Sutton’s Voluntary and Community Sector

In this issue:

Volunteers’ Week 2014, Urban Youth Action and find out about supplementary schools

May 2014

In this issue Page 3-5 - news The latest from SCVS and Sutton’s Voluntary Sector Page 6 - Healthwatch Sutton News from Healthwatch Sutton Page 7 - CYPF Safer Network and a new Chair for LSCB Page 8-9 - CYPF Find out about supplementary schools Page 10-11 - spotlight on.. We take a look at the work of Urban Youth Action Page 12-13 - Volunteer Centre Befriending Plus and Volunteer’s Week Page 14-15 - What’s on What’s coming up in Sutton Page 15 - contact us Get in touch—we’d love to hear from you

Susanna’s column Welcome to the May 2014 edition of the Networker. We've been busy looking to the future and working out how we can best meet the needs of Sutton's voluntary sector over the next few years. We've now got our strategic plan for the next three years in place and you can see what it looks like on page 3. If you need help with your business planning, get in touch and we can help you start that process. Don't forget we also run a number of training courses throughout the year on all aspects of running your organisation from first aid, to governance to monitoring and evaluating the difference you are making - have a look at our website to see what we have coming up. As well as telling you what we're up to, in this edition of the Networker we also take a look at the excellent work that local organisation Urban Youth Action (previously Sutton Ramp Events) has been doing, and we take a closer look at supplementary schools and the role they can play in communities. Now the weather is turning better there is a lot going on across the borough - you can find out just some of the things you can do on our What's On pages. June also sees Volunteers’ Week - a chance for you to celebrate the contribution that your volunteers make to your organisation. Volunteer Centre Sutton will be leading the celebrations and you can find out what they have planned on page 13. Finally, a request for news and stories. The next edition of the Networker will be out in a couple of months time and as ever we want to publicise your good work - if you'd like to be featured - get in touch! Finally, don’t forget to keep us up to date with any changes of address/phone number/email etc and please do let us know your news and any events you have on. Just email us at info@suttoncvs.org.uk, or contact us on Twitter - @SuttonCVS. We’re also now on Facebook — www.facebook.com/suttoncvs so visit our page and like us for another way to find out what we’re up to. Susanna Bennett Chief Executive SCVS

Cover pic: - The stars of Sutton Mencap’s Action Replay




Planning ahead Last year we asked you what the priorities of SCVS should be over the next three years. You gave us your feedback and now we have a plan in place…

any comments please send them to susanna@suttoncvs.org.uk by 31 May 2014.

Do you have a plan?

In difficult and challenging times it is absolutely critical for all voluntary organisations to have a clear plan for what they want to achieve and how In the last edition of the Networker we reported they are going to do this. It doesn’t have to be long or complicated but it needs to clearly set out your back on the results of the survey of voluntary organisations and public sector colleagues carried overall aims, the things you are going to do (in line with your charitable purposes), and how you out last autumn (Planning for the Future of are going to fund your work . Sutton’s Voluntary Sector). Our survey indicated that less than 50% of We have used this feedback as the basis for voluntary organisations in Sutton have a business our internal work to develop the new SCVS or strategic plan, which means that they are more Strategic Plan for 2014-17 - see below. We are confident our four strategic aims, and the vulnerable to problems and less likely to secure funding. activities we are planning to deliver during 2014/15, will enable us to achieve our long-term If you would like help developing your plan: vision of “A strong and pro-active voluntary and contact SCVS for support community sector improving the lives of people in   attend our training course on 16 October Sutton”. However, we would still like the views  access some really useful resources at and comments of voluntary organisations about www.knowhownonprofit.org whether or not we have got this right. If you have

SCVS Strategic Plan 2014—2017 Vision: A strong and pro-active voluntary and community sector improving the lives of people in Sutton

Mission: To provide high quality services which empower voluntary and community organisations to actively lead and champion their interests, and to create positive partnerships which benefit local people.

Core values:






Strategic Aims Ensuring the voluntary sector in Sutton is robust, resilient and sustainable

Improving the skills and capacity of the voluntary sector in Sutton to evidence and respond effectively to local need

Promoting and supporting joint working to achieve efficiencies and better service outcomes

Enabling the voluntary sector to effectively influence and shape local decision making

In order to realise our vision SCVS will: Develop as a highly effective and sustainable infrastructure organisation



Cut your costs and make savings SCVS is hoping to secure cost-effective deals for Sutton’s voluntary and community sector groups with selected, trusted suppliers to help reduce running costs.

The project builds on the successful work the SLCVSP has already done in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. A number of individual groups are now saving in excess of ÂŁ2,000 per year, and a total of 250 groups have committed to making savings as a result of the better suppliers identified. The most common areas for making As a result of the Capacity Building Framework significant savings are in electricity/gas supplies, and in a project funded by London Borough of telecoms, printers/printer cartridges and Sutton and in collaboration with the South London CVS Partnership (SLCVSP), SCVS will be photocopying, However there are also many more specialist areas where saving can be made too. launching a new project to look at areas where If you would like to find out more about the voluntary sector organisations can make project, and to register your interest in getting significant savings which will help them involved please contact Razia on 020 8641 9544 or financially get through the challenging times email Razia@suttoncvs.org.uk ahead.

PQASSO success Congratulations to the Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton who have been awarded their PQASSO level 1. PQASSO is the leading quality standard for the third sector, and it is widely recognised as providing a comprehensive framework for running an effective organisation. An organisation that has the PQASSO Quality Mark offers a guarantee of being fit for purpose in all areas essential to commissioners. If you are interested in working towards a PQASSO quality mark, contact Razia on 020 8641 9544 or email her for more information.



Local news

The Big Chinwag This June, Age UK launches a new event - The Big Chinwag, which is all about getting everyone talking to each other, and raising money to tackle loneliness among older people.

The funds raised from your Chinwag will help Age UK Sutton to deliver vital support to more older people who need it: £5 could pay for a befriender to visit and support a lonely older person at home, or £12 could pay for four older people to get out and enjoy a warm meal at a lunch club among friends.

To find out how you can get involved and to We all know what it’s like to feel lonely but imagine being completely alone every single day. request posters, leaflets and collection boxes just email centralservices@ageuksutton.org.uk. More than a million older people in this country go a month or more without seeing or speaking to anyone. Age UK Sutton believe everyone has the right to love later life, which is why we are asking people like you, to join them in their Big Chinwag on 20th June. All you need to do is arrange a get-together on or around 20 June with your friends, family or colleagues, have a lot of fun and raise funds to help us end loneliness in later life. Your Chinwag can be whatever you want it to be, a picnic, a tea party, a cake sale at the office or a drinks party for friends!

Great news for Sutton Mencap Sutton Mencap’s theatre group “Action Replay” are delighted to have been awarded a grant from the BBC Performing Arts Fund to run their own inclusive festival called Unite. The festival will take place at the Secombe Theatre on 28th November 2014 and will showcase talent from around Sutton. There will be two performances giving local groups a platform to showcase a short piece of their work. Members of ‘Action Replay’ will be involved in the organisation of the event, while other local theatre groups will be invited to take part too. Formed five years ago thanks to funding from Lloyds TSB and the Sutton Community Fund, Action Replay gives adults with a learning disability the opportunity to develop their drama skills, increase their confidence and perform on the big stage. Olivia Griffin, Community & Transition Manager at Sutton Mencap said “We are so grateful to the BBC Performing Arts Fund for giving our group the opportunity to reach new audiences and work with the local community on the Unite Festival”.

The stars of Action Replay

For more information on the Unite Festival or Action Replay please contact Olivia Griffin, Community & Transition Manager at Sutton Mencap – Tel: 020 8647-8600, Email: olivia@suttonmencap.org.uk. Action Replay’s next performance will be Strictly Stars on Friday 23rd May - see What’s on for more info.


Healthwatch Sutton news

Did you know?... If you have been referred to a specialist by your GP and you have an appointment reference number and a password you can book, change or cancel your appointment online or by phone, using the choose and book service.

If you need help to makes choices regarding your health or social care then the Healthwatch Sutton Information & Advice Service, based at SCILL, can assist you. SCILL can signpost you to local health and social care services and explain how to access Some long term health conditions entitle you to them. free prescriptions. You can contact SCILL via 020 8770 4065, email healthwatch@scill.org.uk or drop into the Your local Pharmacist can give useful information SCILL Centre, 3 Robin Hood Lane, Sutton, and advice if you are unable to get a GP Surrey, SM1 2SW Monday to Saturday between appointment. 10am and 4pm.

Do you need help to make a complaint? Have you had any problems with NHS services recently? Healthwatch Sutton is here to help.

Sutton residents can access the service by telephoning Healthwatch Sutton on 020 8641 9540 Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Healthwatch Sutton will then pass your The Healthwatch Sutton Complaints Advocacy contact details on to Sutton Borough Citizens Service is available to residents of the London Advice Bureau who will get back to you within 48 Borough of Sutton who need advice and support to hours and, in most cases, arrange a face to face complain about health or social care services. The appointment with one of their specialist Complaints Advocacy Service is completely free Healthwatch advisers. and confidential. Assistance can be through a variety of methods to support clients including writing letters, making phone calls and arranging to attend meetings to support clients.

Keep in touch! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter, it’s the fastest way to keep up to date with the latest information.



Children, young people and families

Keeping children safe Do you know where to go for advice and resources on safeguarding in the voluntary sector? The Safe Network should be your first port of call. A partnership between the NSPCC and Children England, and funded by the Department for Education, the Safe Network is the national child safeguarding unit in England providing free advice to the wide variety of voluntary and community sector (VCS) groups running activities and services for children and young people. It offers an extensive range of safeguarding resources, up-to-date information and news through its website as well as training and networking opportunities on a local level. With almost 16,000 registered members the network receives an average of 55,000 website visits every month.

The Safe Network Standards The Safe Network Standards help organisations put robust safeguarding arrangements in place

proportionate to their individual circumstances. They offer clear practical guidance on how to do this and cover issues such as child protection, safe recruitment, preventing avoidable accidents, preventing bullying, multi-agency working and information sharing. Organisations that follow the standards will be compliant with the requirements of section 11 of the Children Act 2004. To find out more about the Safe Network, and what it could do for you, contact Tom Strannix on 020 8641 9543 or email him at tom@suttoncvs.org.uk. You can find out more about the Safe Network on their website at www.safenetwork.org.uk

A new Chair for the Local Safeguarding Children Board

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for keeping Sutton's children and young people safe and secure. Nothing can be more important than services and agencies working together constructively and, as far as possible in harmony with children and their families, enabling all of our young people to enjoy their lives, thrive and achieve the best possible outcomes.” Chris ti

We are delighted to welcome Christine Davies CBE as the new Chair of the Local Safeguarding Children Board. Christine brings with her a wealth of experience in children’s safeguarding as the former Chief Executive of the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes, and the former Director for Children and Young People, Telford and Wrekin Council. She is currently a Trustee of the Early Intervention Foundation, a Youth Justice Board Member and sits on the Advisory Board for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner. She was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for her ‘outstanding contribution to education’. Christine said of her new role, “Having previously chaired Sutton's Improvement Board, I am delighted to be now chairing the LSCB and working with all those who have a responsibility


Children, young people and families

All about supplementary schools Have you ever heard of supplementary schools? Do you know what they are, or how they work with local communities? SCVS’s Razia Sattar has been working with Sutton’s supplementary schools to look at how they are addressing the needs of Sutton’s children, what capacity they have to grow and how they may be able to work in partnership with other organisations.

What are supplementary schools?

groups and often provide mother tongue teaching. They provide a variety of learning opportunities in core curriculum subjects such as Maths, English, Science and IT and frequently offer extracurricular activities like sports.

Why are they effective?

Supplementary schools are based within the communities that they serve so they can respond to specific needs and issues within those communities. They can provide targeted educational support from a shared cultural and/or linguistic perspective and provide children from black and ethnic minority communities with dedicated and hardworking role models from their own cultural backgrounds.

Supplementary schools offer educational opportunities for children and young people outside mainstream school provision. They usually cater for minority ethnic communities but What are the challenges for supplementary welcome individuals from all backgrounds. They are voluntary organisations and are schools? often run by volunteers. Most supplementary schools experience similar challenges. These include:  Little public recognition particularly from What do they do? mainstream schools. Supplementary schools exist to raise the attainment of children and young people. They  Reputation for varying quality of delivery. are generally run by voluntary and community  Working in isolation so have few opportunities to share best practice. 

Often run by a small dedicated team so are vulnerable to changes in staff and volunteers.

Lack of teaching resources.

Lack of secure sustainable funding and are reliant on small short term grants.

What is happening in Sutton

SCVS wants to reignite the work with supplementary schools in Sutton and Razia is currently visiting all the supplementary schools in the borough to find out the capacity building needs, training, funding and partnership working. If you are a supplementary school and would like Razia to visit you and share her expertise why not give her a call on 020 8641 9544 or email razia@suttoncvs.org.uk.



Children, young people and families Alfurat School, Carshalton In October 2013 a new supplementary school, Alfurat School, approached SCVS for help with making their initial ideas a reality. SCVS has supported the school providing support and advice on everything from developing policies to getting funding. Six months later Alfurat School is based in Stanley Park High School in Cashalton and is thriving. It is now a vibrant school with active volunteers teaching Arabic and culture and arts to children aged 4-16 years (or until they do their

GCSE in Arabic language). The school also promotes social cohesion, moral values and racial tolerance. Alfurat currently run 6 classes at the school. “I visited the school in April to talk to them about how they can engage with the wider community. I was really impressed with the schools involvement with parents, volunteers and children and I can already see the difference they are making within the local community. We look forward to continuing to work closely with them”. Razia Sattar, SCVS

At the beginning of the Spring Term, my family decided to move me from a community language School to Alfurat School. With this big decision of change in Arabic school came many questions. I initially felt uncomfortable about changing Arabic school after I have spent so long at the previous school, but this phase of apprehension eventually passed. Alfurat School is a great Arabic school and I am now convinced that when I sit my Arabic GCSE near the end of next school year I will pass with flying colours. The school day begins at 09:30, when we have an assembly that lasts approximately 20 minutes. These assemblies are very beneficial to people of all ages as it teaches us about the essentials of ethics, manner and what we should do when we are approached with an unfamiliar situation with unfriendly circumstances. After this assembly, we all head off to our classes. I am in class 6, and the four lessons are as follows: Arabic, culture, art, grammar & we touch on diversities. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the school day as each Saturday we are approached with these four essentials which will, in the long run, make us better at using our mother-tongue and make us better people. In our breaks we have the opportunity to buy food and drinks from the school’s tuck shop or we can bring in our own packed lunch. A benefit of being situated at Stanley Park High School is that we can go outside into the lovely playground and there is a whole variety of things that we can do. The better the play, the more fresh and ready we will be for the lesson ahead. My teacher is excellent and, with the resources available, she offers as much assistance to us as possible. She sets the homework in class and also emails it a little while later to clear any misinterpretations. Homework is very essential as it reinforces and tests your understanding of the work that you have been doing in the lesson. My teacher sets us at least one writing task every week and if we keep writing lengthy pieces of work in Arabic we will improve this predominant Arabic skill. To briefly conclude, moving to Alfurat Academy was an excellent decision and now, with all these positives that I have given, I am sure that I and everyone else will excel in the things that we set out to do.

Sami Elsayed, GCSE class


Local organisations

Urban Youth Action (formerly known as Sutton Ramp Events)

Bringing supervised urban extreme sports events to Sutton in 2004, Urban Youth Action (UYA) has grown from its roots as Sutton Ramp Events into one of Sutton’s leading charities working to keep young people off the streets. The very first events in Royston skatepark highlighted that these sports could be a vehicle for meeting the needs of local young people. The charity has since grown, and garnered close relationships with the Metropolitan Police, Sutton Youth Service, and many other youth organisations such as Sutton Mencap and Sutton Young Carers. Today, the charity has four members of staff, and more than 50 volunteers (aged 14+)—some of whom were past service-users who now want to give back to their community. Using mobile ramps, safety equipment, and skateboards, UYA’s


Skate Tutors visit schools and skate parks around Sutton to provide skateboarding lessons and run competitions, encouraging young people to get active and learn a new hobby. It is through this promotion of extreme sports that UYA works to break down barriers between youth subcultures, reduce antisocial behaviour and curb gang intimidation, while also building healthy relationships and growing self-esteem. Over the last three years, UYA has also taught in the majority of Sutton's schools, engaging with two to three thousand young people each year. Why skateboarding and extreme sports? Skateboarding is different from other sports: it has an edgy culture and, becoming a proficient rider adds to the young person’s street credibility. Along with this is the inherent danger of falling off—hence the safety pads and helmet! It offers an appealing alternative to mainstream sports, one which benefits many young people. In UYA’s


Local organisations experience, this is especially useful when seeking to engage students who are at risk from exclusion from school, or at risk of offending.

I have lost count of the number of times teachers and parents have expressed surprise to hear how much their student or child enjoyed the sport: "They never usually engage in physical activity." — David Durbin, Senior Skate Tutor Urban extreme sports provide a diversionary activity that boosts fitness and well-being. These days, it is all too easy for young people to amuse themselves in front of the television or games console. This is reflected in the worryingly high levels of childhood obesity. Having a hobby such as skateboarding, young people instead spend their time positively, practising and overcoming challenges in an outdoor, social environment. Learning to skateboard or BMX also boosts self-esteem and confidence. Urban Youth Action's Skate Tutors often comment that the most rewarding part of their job is teaching and encouraging a novice skateboarder to ride down a ramp for the first time. Whereas previously that individual might have considered this feat impossible and something they would never try, many are surprised at what they are able to achieve with practice and confidence. Off the back of this first experience, young people become hungry for more, wanting to learn other tricks and progress further with the sport. re Sutton

“I first started to BMX when I was 10 years old. I then heard about Urban Youth Action in Year 6, when people were saying that it helps to keep the young people off the street so I decided to come down, to give me something to do. Me and my friends used to hang around the local shops but we all talked about these ramps sessions and decided to come down. The thing I like best about BMXing is trying new things. For example, when I learnt to Air the Spine at Rose Hill skatepark, I felt like I have more confidence to do it again. That confidence definitely transfers into my life. “I usually go to Rose Hill, Beeches, Mellows, Roundshaw skate parks, but I don’t go to Collingwood Bowl anymore because of gangs. That’s why I like coming to Beeches because it is well supervised and so it’s easy to say safe. The thing I like best about Urban Youth Action is that it keeps young people off the streets and gives them something to do. I would be probably messing around and on a path to crime if I wasn’t BMXing. “Sometimes I get in trouble in school— and I would do a lot more—but BMXing gives me focus and helps me have my mind set on one thing. Whenever I have nothing to do, I wouldn’t do anything, but just mess around and like rob people or something. But BMXing keeps me busy and learning new things. As soon as I turned 14 last month, I began volunteering with the charity, and have been encouraging my friends to attend events.”

Sollie, aged 14 To recognise his volunteering contribution Sollie had the opportunity to spend a day at Thruxton Race Circuit with professional racing driver, and threetime Clio Cup champion, Paul Rivett. He’s now encouraging other young people to volunteer.


local organisations Volunteer Centre Sutton

All about….

Befriending Plus is the intergenerational project from Volunteer Centre Sutton, recruiting volunteers to help reduce social isolation for adults living in the London Borough of Sutton. Run by Volunteer Centre Sutton, the Befriending Plus project trains volunteers to support and build a meaningful relationship with people who need it, so that they feel less lonely and more connected in their community. Befriending Plus works in three ways:

Standard befriending

A volunteer befriender visits someone who is housebound to give them company and be a friendly face on a weekly basis.


A volunteer phones someone who is lonely once a week to provide regular contact and interaction.

Befriending Extra

A volunteer supports someone, an adult, to reengage in the community and overcome isolation that they may have faced for some time.

Want to get involved?

Whether you want to volunteer, you want a befriender for yourself or someone you know, or if you are a professional and want to refer someone to the programme, your first port of call is to contact Volunteer Centre Sutton:

This year the 30th annual Volunteers’ Week will run from 1st – 7th June, and across the country hundreds of events will take place to celebrate the important contribution that volunteers make to our communities. In Sutton there are many ways you can get involved and say thank you to your volunteers. If you fancy marking the week yourself, then visit www.volunteersweek.org to download your free digital resource pack, full of ideas on how to get started. As this year also marks 30 years since Volunteers’ Week was established back in 1984, this year the campaign is using the number 30 as a hook for all activities so be creative with the number 30 and your activity ideas. Here are just a few ideas for things you could do to mark Volunteers’ Week and highlight all the different ways people can get involved with your organisation: 1.

Offer volunteering ‘taster’ sessions—let people try out volunteering for the first time.


Hold an awards ceremony for your volunteers


Launch a new volunteering project


Run an event in a new location to help attract some new volunteers and spread the word about the great work you do.


Thank all your volunteers on social media and use the #volunteersweek hashtag.

Email: vcsutton@vcsutton.org.uk Tel: 020 8661 5900 Web: www.vcsutton.org.uk



Volunteer Centre Sutton If you don’t feel you have time or resources to run an event yourself, then Volunteer Centre Sutton will be leading Sutton’s celebrations with two breakfast events and regular updates on Twitter.

Mayor of Sutton, music and of course a BIG (and free) breakfast. To confirm your attendance and book tickets for your volunteers and staff please visit http://ow.ly/wkQCN

Saturday 31st May - Pop up breakfast

Join in on Twitter

Volunteer Centre Sutton will have a gazebo set up in Sutton High Street from 10am-1pm, offering a free breakfast to anyone who volunteers or who would like to volunteer. A volunTREE will be taking pride of place, giving our community the opportunity to personally thank a volunteer by filling in a 'thank you leaf' that people write on and hang on the tree.

#thanksutton #volunteerselfie #volunteersweek

Friday 6th June - BIG Breakfast event All volunteers, and organisations that support volunteers in Sutton are invited to this great event to mark the end of Volunteers Week. Taking place at the Europa Gallery at the Central library from 8 -10am, this is a fantastic opportunity to thank your volunteers. There will be a keynote speech from the

Throughout the week you can follow Volunteer Centre Sutton on Twitter @vcsutton1. A ‘Volunteer Selfie’ competition will run throughout the week on Twitter for any Sutton volunteers to post a selfie of themselves (don’t forget to include #volunteerselfie), or of a group of their volunteers if they are an organisation. A winner will be picked at the Big Breakfast, and will win a 'facial therapy'! Not a selfie fan? Don’t worry, VC Sutton will be thanking volunteers throughout the week on Twitter, so why not join the conversation and thank YOUR volunteers, remembering to include the hashtags #thanksutton #Volunteersweek


what’s on

May - June 2014 Shakespearean Celebrations Sat 24th May - 1st June Honeywood Museum, Carshalton Half term crafts and activities include Shakespearian crossword puzzle, word search, Elizabethan fans, skull mask, donkey mask, bookmarks, colouring and quote trail. www.friendsofhoneywood.co.uk

Strictly Stars

lots of friendly advice on cycling and cycle training. www.sutton.gov.uk/cycling

Sutton Local Produce and Craft Market Sat 31st May, 10am-4pm Sutton High Street An opportunity to buy local crafts and tasty fresh food in the heart of Sutton.

Free dog chipping Sat 28th June, 11am-3pm On the green at The Mount, Coulsdon As well as free chipping for dogs, there will be fun for all with bouncy castle, ball pit, stalls, food and arts and crafts at this family day out.


Fri 23rd May, 7.30pm D-day and 70 Secombe Theatre, Sutton Sutton Mencap are back for the celebrations Sat 7th June 9th year running with the ‘Strictly Stars’ themed TV show.. Hillcrest Hall, The Mount, Coulsdon www.suttontheatres.co.uk A night of live music and dancing to the sounds of the 1940s. Tickets £12. Call 020 8668 7339 Romeo & Juliet at for more info.


More dates for the diary… 2014 SCVS forums

Wed 28th - Sat 31st May, 7pm Honeywood Museum, Carshalton Wallington Farmers’ Shakespeare’s timeless love story Market unfolds like never before... Sat 14th June, 9am-1pm Old Town Hall & Library www.savvytheatre.co.uk Gardens, Wallington The borough’s oldest farmers Dr Bike events market with around 26 local Wed 28th May, Wed 25th June, producers’ stalls every month. 4-7pm, Sutton High Street www.ecolocalmarkets.org.uk

Children, Young People and Families' Forums 2014

Tues 10th June, 4-7pm Cheam Village

Wednesday 4th June, Tuesday 23rd September, Tuesday 9th December. (10am - 12noon at Granfers Community Centre).

Wed 14th May, Wed 11th June 4-7pm, Carshalton Village Bring your bike to our Dr. Bike events for a free safety check from expert bike mechanics and


Open Day

Thurs 26th June, 2-4pm SCILL, Sutton SM1 2SW Meet new people at this Open Day from the African and Caribbean Heritage Association. Email achasutton@yahoo.com for more information.

Wednesday 11th June, Thursday 11th September, Wednesday 10th December (9.30 - 11.30am at Granfers Community Centre, Sutton, SM1 3AA)

Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Forum

Please confirm your attendance for each forum by emailing jackie@suttoncvs.org.uk at least a week in advance.


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