The following items may be of interest to some of our residents
EU Settlement Scheme for an Older Audience
Further information can be found here.
Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, if you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family members (including non-EEA citizens) should check if you need to apply to the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to protect your rights and to continue living in the UK.
The application deadline for those who were living in the UK by the end of the transition period at 23:00 GMT on 31 December 2020, is 30 June 2021.
Surrey Libraries – Dementia Action week 17-21 May 2021.
Inspired by public art, iID would like to invite you to create an elephant for the library window and to join our parade of elephants as part of Dementia Action Week.
Many cultures revere the Elephant as a symbol of strength and power, wisdom and loyalty. It is also praised for its size, longevity, stamina, mental faculties, cooperative spirit, patience and calm. It is believed that using elephant symbolism in and around one’s household will invite good luck and fortune into one’s home, while keeping any negativity out. Please see this document on how to make your elephant.
MASCOT – Surrey Adult Learning is offering courses especially suited to people looking to build their confidence and get into employment. The courses are all online and, for people who don’t have their own way of accessing the internet, they can do so at the Mascot Hub.
If you would benefit from this, you can book a time slot to use the facilities. They are still obviously adopting social distancing and face masks, very limited number of people in at any one time, etc. For further info please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Current Hub opening days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.45am to 4.15pm
Surrey Adult Learning courses and workshops
Practical support for vulnerable adults
Surrey Adult Learning offers free Community Outreach courses and workshops to adults with a variety of life challenges, possibly brought about by long term unemployment. The programme is designed to help people who have difficulty accessing learning to navigate towards a brighter future.
Course content provides practical information and support to help people get back on their feet and work towards volunteering or paid employment:
- confidence building
- finances and budget management
- how to approach job searching
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of these courses will remain online using Zoom. Tutors can support on how to use Zoom, but learners will require use of a laptop, PC or tablet to access the courses.
“I CAN” – is what you’ll soon be saying with the insight, tools and techniques this course provides!
Whatever the obstacles you face, our tutor will skilfully support you to recognise them, take command of them and turn them into something positive, helping you to have the confidence to face life challenges and be proactive.
Thursday 6 May, 1pm to 2.30pm
Tuesday 8 June, 1pm to 2.30pm
Managing your money
Do you find yourself without money at the end of the month or struggling to juggle all your bills? Our Money Matters course will help you make better money decisions by developing your skills in managing spending, and budgeting effectively.
Tuesday 4 May, 10am to 12pm
Wednesday 30 June, 10am to 12pm
Your journey to a new job – getting started
If you have been unemployed for 12 months or more it is possible that you’ll want extra support having been out of the job market for a while.
This series of courses will help with identifying your skills, job searching, applying for jobs and interview techniques.
Tuesday 4 May, 1pm to 2.30pm
Wednesday 30 June, 1pm to 2.30pm
Steps to success
Tuesday 25 May, 1pm to 2.30pm
Friday 28 May, 1pm to 2.30pm
Tuesday 8 June, 1pm to 2.30pm
Wellness – for mind, body and soul
Our Mind, Body and Soul programme provides 3-week sessions across a range of subjects to encourage people to look after themselves and support positive wellbeing.
These classes are free and also open to keyworkers and carers. Subjects include:
- Managing stress and learning calming techniques
- Relaxation through Tai Chi
- Creativity through art
- Eat well to Be Well
Courses start from 29 April and run through to July.
These courses and workshops are small groups of live online sessions using Zoom. To fully participate you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer or laptop or tablet with an updated browser
- A microphone and webcam
Please check individual course information for any specific items you may need for certain courses.