Minister opens new dementia centre
Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove cut the ribbon at a new centre in Surrey to help people with dementia.
Surrey Heath’s MP opened the Windle Valley Day Centre in Bagshot, which will provide support and advice for those with the condition and carers.
It is the ninth centre to be opened across Surrey by a group of organisations including the county council, the 11 boroughs and districts, Surrey and Borders Partnership, the Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK to give people with dementia the opportunity to stay in their own homes for longer.
Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Wellbeing and Independence Mel Few said: “People with dementia tell us they want to stay living in their communities in familiar surroundings and by working as one team councils, charities and the NHS are doing all they can to help them stay independent.
“By going to these centres, people can seek help before their condition really deteriorates, which allows them and their families to seek the services they need to plan for full lives in the future.”
The facility, based in Surrey Heath Borough Council premises, is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am-4.30pm.
Other jointly-run centres are already operating in Walton-on-Thames, Epsom, Guildford and Caterham among others.
Stay safe online
Tips on how to stay safe online and avoid hackers will be handed out at an event being run by Surrey County Council’s libraries service.
The hour-long cyber security session, which takes place at Guildford Library on Friday (31 July), will give people the chance to share their online experiences and find out how to protect information. It starts at 6pm and the free tickets can be booked online.
New Deputy Lieutenants appointed
Four new Deputy Lieutenants of Surrey have been appointed to support the work of the Queen’s representative in the county.
The four, who will assist new Lord-Lieutenant Michael More-Molyneux when he takes up the role next month, are Caroline Breckell MVO, from Thames Ditton, Peter Lee, of South Godstone, Lavinia Sealy, from Chobham, and Major General Tim Sulivan CB CBE, of Brookwood.
For more information about the appointments and a full list of deputies, visit the Lord-Lieutenant’s website.