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16:26, 07 Jun 2021 by Lesley Windle

Lady Holding Assistance DogMy name is Karen Holdsworth-Cannon and I am the new Project Coordinator looking into the feasibility of setting up a new Disability Register and Virtual Disability Hub for Surrey and North-East Hampshire bringing together the best of Surrey Coalition (SCDP) and Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC) and other partners.

The Virtual Disability Hub’s aim is to build a Virtual Community where everyone can bring a cuppa, biscuits and join others at a place where everyone knows your name and you belong. At the Hub you will be able to access Information, Services Available, Activities going on, Fun and a Sense of Community and Belonging!

The project will be Co-designed and Co-produced with YOU. Through May and June I will be meeting and chatting with people to collect your ideas and bring together volunteers to set up a formal Working Group.

What would you like to do – Tell me your ideas and suggestions?

  • Joining that Choir to sing your heart out?
  • Doing Foil Fencing to make it to the Para-Olympics in 2024?
  • Doing a free online course in Computer Coding or Medieval History?
  • Or just a good old chat with a cuppa tea and a slice of cake (my personal favourite!)

What would you have liked to have known how to have deal with at the beginning of the pandemic?

  • How do I prepare?
  • What are the top 10 things that I need to do?
  • What sort of items do I need in my store cupboard?

The Virtual Disability Hub will hopefully come with a range of benefits for members and increase access to resources, such as free online learning, virtual theatre and music, scam awareness, crafts, reduced prices into venues.

If you would like to be part of the Working Group and help Co-produce and Co-design to Virtual Disability Hub or if you have any immediate suggestions, please text or telephone 07534 521878 or email,

I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks Karen

21:02, 26 May 2021 by Lesley Windle

Planning ApplicationsSCAN’s Chair, Ken Saunders (A Building Surveyor) continues to review planning applications and raises awareness of inadequacy of disabled access and facilities in new housing developments.

Listed below are links to the most recent reports

Planning Applicatione received from Spelthorne Borough Council

SCAN's Chairman's Report - 18th January 2021

SCAN's Chairman's Report - 18th January 2021 - updated 19th April 2021

SCAN's Chairman's Report - 19th April 2021

SCAN's Chairman's Report - Pavement License Applications received from Spelthorne Borough Council - post COVID restrictions being lifted on 12th April 2021


13:00, 26 May 2021 by Lesley Windle

Group_Image.jpgSCAN’s members and our supporters have had a difficult year setting up meetings throughout the various pandemic lock downs, however we are pleased to announce that for 2021 we will be able to host 'virtual' quarterly meetings using ‘Zoom’ and eventually a combination of virtual and 'face to face.  The next one is scheduled for Tuesday 20thJuly 2021 and will be virtual - via Zoom

The session will start at just before 11am and will run for approximately 90 minutes.  If you have access to a digital device with internet access, can use ‘Zoom’ and would like to join us, please send your details to either email or text message to 07853 038933 and we will send you the meeting’s log in details. 

Please come along to the meeting to let us know if you have any access issues either with;

  • pavements that are being obstructed either by badly parked vehicles or overhanging trees,
  • crossing points that need dropped kerbs,
  • buildings or services that are not accessible or
  • the ‘abuse’ of Blue Badge Parking spaces.

Alternatively send us a text message or leave a voice message on 07853038933

12:59, 26 May 2021 by Lesley Windle


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