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This noticeboard is for local clubs, societies, classes and organisations to promote their activites and events.

There is also a place for information about local health and wellbeing initiatives. 

Contact [email protected] if you would like your activity/event to be added here.

The views or opinions may not necessarily reflect those held by WHPC. 

Warm Welcome Spaces

West and East Horsley are joining together to help those facing tough decisions whether to heat or eat. No doubt we are all aware of the cost-of-living crisis that we are living through – it’s on the news every day, and with mortgage rates increasing so dramatically, we may all start to feel the pinch. In some cases, it’s quite possible that our income might not match our outgoings anymore. As the news has talked about, with the fuel costs escalating this might mean needing to cut back on heating.

In the depths of winter, that is a terrible decision to have to take, and so, to assist those struggling to heat their homes, we are joining the national move to create Warm Welcome Spaces for local people to use. These places will be warm and welcoming, but equally important they are free to use and staffed by volunteers to ensure safety and will have facilities to provide free hot drinks.

Three of our churches already run Warm Welcome Spaces as they have open-to-all coffee mornings each week - St Martin’s and the Methodist Church (both on Thursday) and St Mary’s (on Friday). At St Mary’s, we have decided to expand the current opening hours (10.30-12) so that over winter the Wheelhouse (82, East Lane) will stay open throughout Friday afternoon until about 5pm providing hot drink making facilities and over lunchtime (1-2pm) offering a simple lunch of soup and rolls.

Other local organisations are also making warm space available at other times in the week for the period of the coldest weeks over the next few months. The Wheel of Care run a couple of activities that they are happy to open to anyone needing warmth (and you don’t need to participate, just come and have a cup of tea and warm up), and the Horsley library is a warm space open to all during their regular opening hours.

We plan to publish up-to-date lists of all Horsley Warm Welcome Spaces on the Parish Council websites so please do check what’s available, and there will be notices around the village too. Please, if you are one of so many struggling with the costs of heating your home, come and use these warm spaces. You will be very welcome.

Current Weekly Warm Welcome Spaces are:

Monday

Horsley Library 2-5pm

Parade Court, Ockham Road South

Tuesday

Horsley Library 10-1, 2-5pm

Wheel of Care Scrabble Club 2-345pm

Parade Court, Ockham Road South

Wesley Room, Methodist church, 97, The Street, W Horsley

Wednesday

Wheel of Care Seated Exercise 1015-1130am

Cedar Room, W Horsley Village Hall, 99, The Street, W Horsley

Thursday

Coffee Morning 1030-12noon

Community Coffee Morning 1030-12noon

Horsley Library 10-1, 2-5pm

Methodist church, 97, The Street, W Horsley

St Martin’s church, Ockham Road South, E Horsley

Parade Court, Ockham Road South

Friday

St Mary’s Wheelhouse Café 1030-5pm
(but 2pm every 3rd Fri of the month)

Horsley Library 10-1, 2-5pm

The Wheelhouse, 82, East Lane, W Horsley

Parade Court, Ockham Road South

Saturday

Horsley Library 10-4pm

Parade Court, Ockham Road South

This article was written by Andy Lewis, Churchwarden, St Mary's Church, West Horsley


 

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Keeping People Safe at Home and in the Community

Physical, emotional and financial abuse can affect adults of any age but older people are particularly at risk. Everyone deserves to be treated with care and respect. If you think someone is being abused call the confidential helpline 0300 200 1005 or speak with your GP or healthcare professional.

For further information about the Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board, or to watch the film ‘Keeping People Safe at Home and in their Community’ visit surreycc.gov.uk/protectingadults.

 One Stop Surrey (Age UK)

 If you know an older person who you feel may benefit from a little bit of support to keep them living safely and independently at home, they may benefit from completing the One Stop Surrey checklist. By completing a simple checklist with either a professional, family member or friend, a resident can indicate the kind of information and support they would be interested in receiving.

One Stop Surrey signposts to services such as home fire safety checks, befriending services and handyman schemes. The process offers an opportunity to support people who may not otherwise be in touch with statutory health and social care agencies.

For further information can be obtained via the website. Alternatively, you can send an email to [email protected] or write to One Stop Surrey Coordinator, Age UK Surrey, Rex House, William Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4QZ

First Steps

This is an NHS service that provides free information, advice and support on mental health and emotional wellbeing for adults in Surrey. To contact First Steps, please phone their helpline on 0808 8010325 or email them. There is also information available on their website where you can download self-help booklets. First Steps also runs open workshops called Emotion Gyms on topics such as stress and low mood that anyone can attend.

Neighbourhood Connections & Living and Ageing well in the Horsleys

Neighbourhood Connections is a charity that operates from the Horsley Medical Centre providing individuals with signposting to services that they may benefit from.

The second edition of the Living and Ageing Well in the Horsleys has recently been produced and is being distributed to every address in East and West Horsley. This can also be accessed in digital format here.

HORSLEY HUB

 

This community social enterprise is packed full of information on activities for kids, family days out, and what’s on. It has information and resources on health and emotional wellbeing, both for children and adults including those with additional needs. There is a timetable of local fitness and exercises classes and if you run your own business you can list your services on the business directory for free.

horsleyhub.com
The website is linked with the Horsley Hub Facebook page which posts offers and events. You can also follow them on Twitter @HorsleyHub or Instagram @horsleyhub2017.