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Citizens Advice Guildford: Seven things to check if you’re at risk of redundancy

Citizens Advice Guildford has helped 268 people with employment issues since lockdown. Benefits and Tax Credits, Employment, Housing and Universal Credit are the top issues it has dealt with during the pandemic. Becky Jeffrey, Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Guildford, said: “We have helped people with a huge range of …

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Volunteers needed in Phyllis Tuckwell Shops

  Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care is in need of more volunteers to help in its 18 charity shops, which are located across West Surrey and North-East Hampshire. If you’re a people person, you’ll love the social interaction that volunteering in Phyllis Tuckwell’s busy shops will bring, as you …

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News from The Clockhouse, Milford

Those who follow these articles will know that we have been closed since 16th March in line with Government guidelines to keep our members and volunteers safe from Covid-19. Our manager, Jules, retired on 1st May, which was already planned, and we interviewed and appointed a new manager. We were …

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What’s happening behind the shutters? Citizens Advice take a look at financial abuse

Financial abuse, one of the many forms of domestic abuse, is rarely talked about. However, it’s not uncommon even here in Surrey. It’s often linked with other forms of domestic abuse and usually it’s hidden from family and friends. What is financial abuse? Research from Citizens Advice shows that financial …

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Phyllis Tuckwell launches online Living Well Sessions

Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care is launching a pilot online version of a selection of its Living Well sessions, to connect patients who have been and still are unable to come to the Hospice or Beacon Centre during the pandemic. Phyllis Tuckwell’s Living Well service helps patients and their …

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Rotary in Godalming launches Job Club

Rotary in Godalming are setting up a job club for anyone who finds themselves made redundant or without work due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The present circumstances can make a job search especially challenging. So, it is even more important that you do yourself full justice when applying! Our trained …

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Rotary launch Waverley-wide Covid Support Fund

Rotary Clubs of Godalming, together with Citizens Advice Waverley, have launched a new fund to ensure financial support and advice is available to all those in need, across the borough of Waverley. Rotary’s Waverley Covid Support Fund has been set up in anticipation that job losses and economic hardship are …

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Godalming garden growers, you are needed!

In its first 100 days from 20th April 2020 to 28th July 2020, the Godalming & Villages Community Store provided 12,180 days’ worth of food and hygiene products to those in the community facing food insecurity. The purpose of the Community Store is to support those in our community who …

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Worried about job cuts? Citizen’s Advice is here to help…

“The top concern for millions of people right now is weathering the escalating employment crisis.” –Dame Gillian Guy, Chair of Citizens Advice. People in our local community facing redundancy after a period on furlough are turning to us in ever-greater numbers. This is the story of one of those people. …

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St Wilfrid’s Hospice Moonlight Walk Week 5th-12th September

St Wilfrid’s Hospice much loved annual Moonlight Walk event is going virtual – step up to support your local Hospice with 10,000 or 20,000 steps. Chief Executive Alison Moorey said, “During this difficult time, our St Wilfrid’s Hospice nurses are stepping up to continue caring for people living with a …

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The Hunter Centre in Haslemere reopens

The Hunter Centre in Haslemere this week reopened its doors, offering people with dementia and alzheimers a lifeline for interaction and socialisation, after months in lockdown. It also offers respite to their carers; some of whom have found it increasingly difficult to watch their loved ones deteriorate during this time. …

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Take part in the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex 30 for 30 Challenge

This September, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) is inviting Surrey residents to take part in the charity’s 30 for 30 Challenge. Launched to celebrate KSS’s 30th anniversary and to help raise vital funds, the 30 for 30 Challenge encourages participants to create their own 30-themed fundraiser during the 30 …

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Chilworth family riding from Gretna Green to John O’Groats for charity

A local family of Sunday afternoon cyclists have challenged themselves to ride the length of Scotland to help a charity which has greatly supported a close relative. The McKenzie family are really going up a gear to complete the 470 miles from Gretna Green to John O’Groats. Karen and Kenny …

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Dealing with Debt – Citizens Advice Waverley can help…

During the coronavirus pandemic many people have been made redundant, others have been furloughed to protect their jobs and many have had to claim benefits. The government, regulators and firms have acted to protect people from the financial impact of coronavirus by pausing large parts of the economy. Across the …

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Oakleaf Update

At Oakleaf, we are adjusting to the times and moving forward best we can. We are now offering 22 different activities, training and support virtually to hundreds of clients, as well as our 1:1 counselling service and evening Safe Haven. Our current online activities: Tai Chi, Choir, Sleep, Creativity, IT …

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