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 can be reserved through the website, by phone (01444 447050), email (email@example.com) or in person when the centre office is open (Southdown Close, Haywards Heath RH16 4JR).
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!