What a lovely day! Thanks for coming along and visiting our stall (and our “rat”) at the Lindfield Village Day!
Are you supporting a relative or friend?
Come along to Glen Vue for tea, cake and a chat on Thursday 22nd June 2017, 2pm to 4pm. Just drop in for a friendly informal chat with the team.
Information on support, equipment, and groups going on around East Grinstead for you, or for those you support and care for, will be available.
Where: Glen Vue Centre, Railway Approach, East Grinstead, RH19 1BS.
Hope to see you all there.
The Dolphins Patient Group and Carers Support West Sussex are celebrating Carers Week between the 12th and the 18th June – and we will be there with a stand as well.
Maybe you are a carer and you don’t know it? A carer “is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.” (Carers.org)
At the Dolphins Practice in Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath there will be talks and information for carers throughout the week (and we will see our display as well).
- Monday 12th June: Talk by Carers Support between 1pm to 2pm
- Tuesday 13th June: Presentation “Bringing more health services to you locally” by Diane Gilmour, Programme Lead of the planned care NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG, 5pm
- Wednesday 14th June: A Carers Wellbeing Support Worker is available to talk to carers on a 1:1 basis between 12.30pm to 2.30pm
More information for carers in West Sussex you find on the Carers Support website.
Be aware of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft!!!
One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number advertised on a pop-up window. The window which wouldn’t close said the victim had been affected by WannaCry Ransomware.
The victim granted the fraudsters remote access to their PC after being convinced there wasn’t sufficient anti-virus protection. The fraudsters then installed Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, which is actually free and took £320 as payment.
It is important to remember that Microsoft’s error and warning messages on your PC will never include a phone number.
Additionally, Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. Any communication they have with you must be initiated by you.
How to protect yourself
- Don’t call numbers from pop-up messages.
- Never allow remote access to your computer.
- Always be wary of unsolicited calls. If you’re unsure of a caller’s identity, hang up.
- Never divulge passwords or pin numbers.
- Microsoft or someone on their behalf will never call you.
If you believe you have already been a victim
- Get your computer checked for any additional programmes or software that may have been installed.
- Contact your bank to stop any further payments being taken.
Report fraud and cyber crime to Actionfraud.police.uk
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting activities in St Johns Church as part of the Burgess Hill Festival on Thursday 8th June from 10am until 3pm.
There will be a whole host of activities on offer including flower arranging workshops, hand massages, various stands and we will even have live music provided by Burgess Hill School for Girls!
We also run our regular weekly IT drop-in on that day between 11am-1pm for help with your computer, tablet, smart phone – we will try and answer any related questions you have.
The Spire Café will also be serving refreshments on the day, and for the first 100 people over 60 who book to attend in advance (01444 242760) we will provide a voucher for a free tea or coffee and a sandwich to the value of £4.00. Please note this will be on a first come first served basis.
Please click here for our timetable at the Burgess Hill festival.
Please click here for the full festival programme Burgess Hill.
The Dementia Day is taking place at Clair Hall as part of the Dementia Week.
At the event, you can learn about local services available for carers and people living with dementia. Furthermore, it is possible to take part in the “Virtual Dementia Tour©” and to experience what it is like to live with dementia. To book a place on the tour contact Guy Boyling Tel: 07530 560412 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is being organised by the three Alliances and Town Councils in the District, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath, in collaboration with Mid Sussex District Council and with support from West Sussex County Council.
Do you need help with your tablet, smart phone or laptop? Then why not come along to one of the MSOPC drop-in centres at Ardingly College, Mondays from 4.30- 5-30pm or The Spire café, St Johns Church Burgess Hill, Thursday 11.00am-1.00pm. No need to book!
More information on our drop-ins here.
The next film at the Ashenground Community Centre in Haywards Heath will be “A United Kingdom” showing at 6pm on Saturday 13th May. The film is “the story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil” (imbd) – watch trailer here.
Tickets cost £5 for adults £2.50 for children under 17 years.
As usual there will be a licensed bar, raffle and of course popcorn and sweets!
The Heat for Health Conference took place on the 27 March 2017
Photographs of the event taken by Nicola can be found under
Events / Past Events
Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 2.15
Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road
Presentation by Cathy Cobbold from Action for Deafness
For details click on blue text below
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St Swithun’s Church ‘Nearly Spring’ Coffee Morning
Monday 27 Febuary 2017
As part of MSOPC’s ‘helping combat loneliness and isolation’, a coffee morning was held at St Swithun’s Church, East Grinstead. Where coffee, tea and home made cakes were served by MSOPC volunteers, who also offered support and information and how to access activities, via its information network, designed to help reduce loneliness, together with other benefits and organisations, that attendees could access.
For photographs of the event please refer to Past Events on this website
The Sally Anne’s Café is for people with dementia and their Carers.
Your invited to an introduction to the Café at a Coffee Morning
on Thursday 2 March 2017 between 10.45 and 12.15 at
Salvation Army Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 8DX
For details click on blue text below
Sally Annes Cafe Introduction
The café will start on Thursday 6 April 17 and will be open 10.45 to 12.15
It will then continue the first Thursday of every month.
There will be a small charge of £1.00 / session, (carers free)
For details click on blue text below
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For all your display, banner or graphics design requirements.
For further detail contact go-display
The Winter 2016/17 Newsletter was distributed on 17 February 2017 and provides information about MSOPC’s activities for the year.
Please download your copy by clicking on the link below.
If you would like to be on the Newsletter distribution list please contact us.
To celebrate the first six months and the completion of the SHED workshop in Burgess Hill, members of the public and local organisations are invited to an Open Day on Wednesday 15 March 2017 10am to 2.30pm. Burnside Centre.
For more details click link below
BH-Shed Press Release Feb 2017