With over twenty Sutton services there on the day, and an equally brilliant footfall of local residents, the event had a plethora of information, advice and health workshops to support local residents. The event had a theme running about weight management, and with this in mind, many of the services brought to the table ways in which charities and other VCS organisations can support the NHS and our residents to have a healthier way to live.
Together for Sutton gifted three laptops and four mobile phones to the local community which was an absolute honour. Here the intention was to allow some of our more digitally excluded residents to get online, empowering them to download weight management and exercise apps (amongst so many other online benefits).
Sutton Library supported residents with gifting SIM cards and free mobile data to help shave a little off bills with the cost of living in mind. Here we know that stresses like debt and finances can increase emotional eating perhaps, and so by supporting and/or removing these worries, we can then address eating behaviours. To access Sutton Central Library services, please visit their website here.
Together for Sutton Benefits Support Team, delivered by Volunteer Centre Sutton, were there talking to residents to see how further support could be put in place to explore benefit maximisation, again here with a focus to ensure that our residents are getting all of the financial support they are eligible for. Click here to register interest or to find out more.
Age UK Sutton shared their wealth of healthy activities from Nordic Walking to crafting. For more information on their programme of activities, please check out their website here.
Accessible groups, exercise and support groups were pushed to residents, helping to demonstrate that no matter your gender, ethnicity, ability and/or disability, there are so many Sutton services that can support you. For a local directory of groups and organisations, please do check out the Sutton Information Hub here, or Together for Sutton’s ‘How we can help’ page here.
It was lovely to see so much collaborative work going on in the borough, and even more, our residents joining us on the day.
A big “Thank You” to Dr Raza Toosy and Christine Lindsay MBE for organising the event. Here’s hoping that this marks the first of many monthly sessions, in alignment with local GPs.