Monday, 12 June 2017

@SOU - Compton Chronicle NW Entry


CyberTip - Holiday & Travel Booking - Never pay for accommodation by bank transfer; even if you are desperate to get away or how close to the holiday you are booking. Don't advertise the fact that your house will be empty when you are away by posting on social networking or travel tracking sites. Some insurance companies are now rejecting claims if homes are targeted by burglars while the owners are away on holiday and have made reference to it on social media. More precautions to ensure that you get the holiday you planned are here:

Data Link is a voluntary scheme for anyone living at home, who might be reassured to know that essential information would be readily available to the Emergency Services, should they suffer an accident or sudden illness. The scheme ensures that vital information is available not only to identify you, but also to advise of relevant illnesses, allergies, medication and contact addresses. The Data Link pot, which holds your information, lives in the fridge - you then display a sticker on the inside of your front door and a second one on the outside of your fridge to indicate its location. We have a limited supply of Data Link pots should you know of someone who would benefit. MORE

RUN, HIDE, TELL if you should ever be unlucky enough to be faced with an armed attacker

How secure are contactless card payments? According to the UKCards Association there have never been any confirmed reports of money being ‘stolen’ from a contactless card still in a cardholder’s possession in the UK. Read more: If you are still not reassured why not use a prepaid card for contactless transactions and only top it up enough to make a limited number of purchases. The Monzo ( prepaid card is free to use for purchases at home and abroad.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

@SOA - Community opportunities

Here are a few of the services we offer. If you or anyone you know may be able to benefit please get in touch.
  • We have 4 lunch clubs running
  • We have 3 carer respite groups
  • We have a carers cafĂ©, tea/coffee group
  • We're setting up more activities for older residents each month
VASA recently sent out a survey to find out what services older people would like to access in the district. Read more about it here.

Read more about our lunch clubs and other groups here..

We're recruiting afternoon telephone volunteers so we can keep the phones open longer. If you would like to help please email