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ROUND UP: Fostering event in Surrey; Workshop to divert youngsters from crime; Dementia carers’ coffee mornings

Fostering event in Surrey

Potential foster carers can find out more about the role at an event being held this month by Surrey County Council.

The open evening at Cranleigh Library will be opened by Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement Linda Kemeny. It will see people who foster, children they look after and care leavers talk about their experiences.

People do not need to book in advance and can drop in between 7pm and 9pm on Monday 17 October. Anyone interested in fostering a child can email

Workshop to divert youngsters from crime

Young people will be shown the realities of prison life by a former convict at an event in Woking aimed at steering them away from crime.

The workshop, which has been organised by Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council, will see Charles Young talk to young people about the perils of jail.

The event is open to 11-19 year olds who are at risk of falling into crime or taking drugs. It will be held at Lakers Youth Centre in Denton Way on 1 November from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

More information on the project, which was launched by Mr Young, can be found on the L.A.C.E.S website. Alternatively, contact

Dementia carers’ coffee mornings

Coffee mornings for people with dementia and their carers have been organised by Surrey County Council’s libraries service.

This month’s events will give people affected by the condition a chance to talk through their problems with representatives of The Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK while also finding out what the library service can offer to those with dementia.

The sessions will take place on:

  • Tuesday 11 October, Cranleigh Library (10am to midday)
  • Tuesday 18 October, Horley Library (10am to midday)
  • Wednesday 19 October, Surrey History Centre, Woking (10.30am – 12.30pm).

More information is available from Surrey Libraries on 0300 200 1001 or at


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