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National Trading Standards

Scam Awareness Campaign 2019

From 10 to 21 June 2019, the Trading Standards Service is participating in a national scams awareness campaign, operated by the National Trading Standards Team and Citizens Advice. Whether you’re just looking to protect yourself and your family from scams, or an organisation or group representing others, help spread the message that scams are crimes that can happen to anyone and we don’t need to be embarrassed if we fall victim to them. Find more informaiton via the Citizen's Advice Service here.
Get Online Week 2019

Get Online Week 2019

Get Online Week is returning from the 14th - 20th October this year, making sure that everyone in has the chance to get more out of life online. The Good Things Foundation are searching for the stars of Get Online Week 2019, and as in previous years, they are looking for learners from inside the Online Centres Network to featured in the campaign. They want to highlight the changes to peoples lives getting online can bring and encouraging others to try it themselves by telling the stories (and taking the photos) of a handful of learners. They are looking for stories of people who have seen getting…

Learning Disability Week 2019

Learning Disability Week 2019 is taking place from 17 to 23 June and is all about sport and inclusion for people with learning difficulties. During this week, Mencap want as many people as possible, with and without a learning disability, to get involved in inclusive sporting activities in their local communities. You can find out all of the events hosted by Mencap throughout the UK here. You can also support Mencap via social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and remember to use the hashtags #HereIAm and #LDWeek19.  
Sunflower Day

St Benedict’s Hospice Sunflower Day

Sunflower Day is taking place on Friday 21st June, to raise awareness for the great work that St Benedicts Hopsice is doing do in the region. They are asking for people and local organisations to wear yellow in support of the charity and to donate if they can. Iconic landmarks in Sunderland will also be 'glowing' yellow to support the charity some of which include: Penshaw Monument, Northern Spire Bridge, Fulwell Mill, Cliffe Park Lighthouse, Keel Square, and High Street West. You can suport them directly via donations on thier own website here. And you can support them on social media using…
NHS England

New NHS online support for Type 2 diabetes

NHS England are now offering a new online service to people with type 2 diabetes to help them manage their condition. With this new tool pople will have access to evidence-based information and support available at the touch of a button, via an online portal. Following the successful trial, a range of online tools, resources and support services will now be made available, including: Educational courses supporting lifestyle changes to help people better manage their diabetes Trustworthy information relating to lifestyle choices including diet, exercise and managing alcohol…
The Money Advice Service

Common signs of phishing scams

Had an email about a TV Licence refund?  Is the email address legit? Are they using your full name? A more recent scam has conned almost £80,000 from victims who were told there was a problem with their broadband speed and that they were being awarded compensation. So don't get caught out, get the adivce you need today. Check out the common signs of phishing scams with The Money Advice Service on their site here.
Active Families CIC

New Activities from Active Families CIC

Check out the new range of activities Active Families CIC are doing throughout Sunderland, as they are hosting a number of sessions with different activities every time. Active Families CIC was established to tackle the current high levels of inactivity across the region in addition to reducing the number of health related issues caused as a result of leading a sedentary lifestyle.  Find out what activities are on offer to you on the Active Families CIC website here.
Healthwatch Sunderland

Sunderland Home Care Providers

Are you looking for a care provider in Sunderland? Healthwatch Sunderland have gathered information on all the care providers in Sunderland, what services they offer and their CQC ratings. You can find this report via this link here, or alternatively you can look can visit Healthwatch Sunderland for other related information here.

Remembrance of the Srebrenica Genocide

Sunderland will join communities across the world to remember the Srebrenica Genocide on 11 July. During the bitter struggle for control of Bosnia following the break-up of the former wider state of Yugoslavia, 8,372 predominantly Bosnia Muslim men and boys were murdered by the opposing factions which included Bosnia Serbs and Croats. Sunderland City Council will be hosting a commemorative event at the Sunderland Civic Centre on Thursday 11 July. It will begin in the Council Chamber at 10am with a welcome speech from the Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor David Snowdon, with…
Sunderland Libraries

The Summer Reading Challenge 2019

The Summer Reading Challenge 2019 blasts off at Sunderland Libraries this week. Come on down to libraries in Sunderland, Washington or Houghton to begin a reading adventure that is out of this world! The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. To take part, sign up in the library and simply read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!
RNLI Sunderland

Sunderland RNLI - Summer advice for kids

Sunderland RNLI have given some useful advice to make sure you are safe during the Summer when visiting beaches or swimming in Sunderland. Some of their best top tips are: – Be aware of the dangers, know your limits and don’t take risks– Go with others and look out for each other– Make sure your phone is charged so you can call for help if you come across anyone who needs it– Head to a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags– Before going into the water you should always consider whether the conditions exceed your ability. Swimming in the sea is very different to swimming in a pool–…
Active Sunderland

BIG Community Sports Festivals

Active Sunderland BIG Community Sports Festivals are back this summer and are bigger and better than ever! Festival events are taking place every Wednesday during the summer holidays, with the location changing to a different area of the city each week.  So come along and try a new activity or sport for only £2 per person. Activities are inclusive and for all ages and abilities. To find out more or to sign up for these events, find all the details via Sunderland City Council here.
Go North East

Travelling to the Sunderland Airshow with Go North East

Don't stress about getting to the Sunderland International Air Show this year, as Go North East have put together a guide on how you can get affordable and reliable public transport to and from the Air Show. There are many options depending on where you are travelling from with many event deals, so why not check it out? The full guide can be found on the Go North East website here.
Sunderland Springboard

Exciting Opportunities for Job Seekers with Springboard!

19+ year old jobseekers who want to develop their skills and improve their chance of employability as there will be a guaranteed interview at the end of the week with Barbour onsite. Jobseekers will undergo a week-long course to develop self-confidence, identifying jobs and the application process and interview preparation for a specific company. They will also gain knowledge of health and safety in the work place. You are still entitled to receive your benefits as normal. Travel costs will be refunded. City & Guilds Employability standard Level 1 qualification. We will be offering in…

Fraud Awareness from the DWP

Fraud can affect anyone in society, with little discrimination. As the DWP are offering independent and confidential advice to help prevent online scams and fraudsters doing harm to you or someone you know. You can find information about these new developments via a video by the DWP here or with the Citizen’s advice service here. Don’t chance it, get the advice and assistance you need to stay safe when you’re unsure.
Penderels Trust

Find a Personal Assistant with Penderels Trust

Don't struggle to live at home, get the help you need from a personal assistant (PA). And to find one, you can get help via Penderels Trust who have a PA Finder which can be accessed here: This simple, easy to use search engine can help you find someone to help fit your care needs. The Penderels Trust can also provide help with the following: Making sure you have capability to deal with all responsibilities that come with employing a Personal Assistant (PA) Assist you with recruiting and interviewing a PA if you need it Set up the relevant payroll…
Ryhope CW Football Club

Volunteers Needed! Ryhope CW Football Club

Ryhope CW Football Club are looking for willing volunteers to help out in two roles (or to even help out in any way) to support the club, the volunteer roles are as follows: Kit Manager Responsible for match day strips, and any other equipment that may be needed. Will need to arrive at Home and Away grounds 2 hours before kick-off to have all kit ready for players arrival Collect kit after each game and liaise with appointed cleaners to get the kit cleaned Liaise with Club Secretary to plan what kit is needed for games Manage Substitute boards during games. Watch 90 minutes of Norther League…
The Money Advice Service

The Summer Savings Challenge

The Money Advice Service have launched the ‘Summer Savings Challenge’ to help you save where you can over the Summer break, the challenge is free to enter and will give you a tip every day on how to start saving! All you need to do is click this link and select ‘Get Started’ and choose the ‘Summer Savings Challenge’.
Seriously Sunderland

Seriously Sunderland - Antibiotic Awareness Campaign

The Seriously Sunderland campaign is trying to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and is encouraging members of the public to pledge to keep antibiotics effective. The overuse of antibiotics in recent years means they’re becoming less effective and has led to the emergence of “superbugs”. These are strains of bacteria that have developed resistance to many different types of antibiotic. Each time you take antibiotics without consulting your doctor you could be increasing the chance of them not working in the future. It is important to seek your doctor’s advice, even for…
Beacon of Light Sunderland

Summer @ Beacon of Light

During Summer the Beacon of Light is the place to be, with lots of activities for the whole family and which will keep everyone active and healthy too! As they are offering fantastic new sessions including: Fortneet – the Mackem take on a global classic. Grab your Nerf guns, head down to our arena, and take on your mates in this ultimate battle. Football Fit – are you a budding young footballer? Make the most of your summer and get fit for the new season with former SAFC Strength and Conditioning coach Scott Pearce. Family Fit – Love to work out but juggling childcare? Why not bring the little ones…
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