Great advice from NHS Surrey Heartlands

And the following more detailed resources on keeping warm in winter which might also be helpful:

Mental Health in the GRT Community, read Dee Coopers blog below…

BLOG: Mental Health in the GRT Community – End Stigma Surrey

GRT Women’s Health Focus Group

Next meeting of the GRT Womens Health Group is online 1pm Weds 3rd April 2024 – Zoom details to follow



An amazing football opportunity for young people

 Palace for Life Social Mobility Programme provides opportunities for young people aged 16-24 to get into education or employment.

Based at the Crystal Palace F.C. Academy, the programme runs 3 days a week for 6 to 8 weeks; where young people will experience a variety of workshops, masterclasses, work experience opportunities and personalised support to help them to reach their goals.

Sessions are both virtual and classroom based and delivered by experienced Palace for Life Foundation staff to follow the programmes’ 4 Steps to Success:

Prospects We understand what you want to achieve from the programme.

  • The Right Fit We support you in expanding your skillset and improving your CV.
  • My Network You’ll receive opportunities to volunteer and take on relevant work experience in line with your career aspirations whilst receiving 1 to 1 support and mentoring.
  • Recognition We help you to get the right qualifications, awards and experiences ready for your next steps.
  • All young people on the programme will be provided with 1 to 1 support, personal development and individual goal planning, and the opportunity to receive bursary support towards training and equipment.

If you or anyone you know will benefit from the above please refer to them/you to the programme by filling in the survey,


Young people not in education, training or employment can self-refer, community referral partners.

 Refer someone,

 AGE GROUPS 17-25 years


If you like to find out some more information, please contact ETE Coordinator Tom Richardson at

Enterprise Programmes | Palace For Life Foundation

NHS diabetes Prevent Programme in Surrey (click for details)

NHS NDPP Newsletter August 2021

As we all know, energy prices are rising…

E.on energy have changed suppliers and are now called E.on next (prices have gone up).
Anyone who paid a quarterly bill will be charged monthly instead, they have already started rolling this out, some people have received letters and some haven’t.
The changes take place from this month.
There is no option to go back on to quarterly.
Direct Debit can reduce your bill, fixed energy rate is currently higher then variable.
For anyone who can’t pay the DD charge, you can have reduced if you ask and say you cannot afford it.

Phone: Call us for FREE on 0800 138 1111 (Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-4pm).

For anyone already struggling all ready you can get in touch with:
If you are on a key meter you will still pay in the same way, however you will probably start to notice how quick it’s eating the electric.
The warm home discount payment is available each year to apply too, if you meet the criteria, it’s based on first come first serve and can be applied to both paper bill and electric key meters and smart meters.

Ever considered FOSTERING?

Learn more from these easy read leaflets…

CS3975 – Fostering Information Booklet_March 2020_1


A5 Private Fostering leaflet

Surrey Myth Busting Leaflet Nov – new cover

SPORTING CHANCES with focus on the GRT community (see flyer below)

At Sporting Chances (SC) we understand that Gypsy, Roma, Traveller children can experience gaps in their education in both nomadic and settled communities that can lead to feelings of exclusion from wider society. It is the right of every child to have an education that is of a high quality. We empower young people to unlock and achieve their full aspirational potential within a safe and culturally sensitive environment.
GET IN TOUCH AT: email Tel:07791 262122

Mental health support specifically for the Gypsy & Traveller community

Covid19 has piled on additional pressures for everyone with arguably greater impact on the GRT community. A new service for those struggling with the challenges to mental health these issues are causing, can seek help from “One Call away”

(1) One Call Away Gypsy/traveller Depression/suicide Confidential support | Facebook

One Call Away (mental health)

Image result for covid vaccine promotional materials

The Covid19 VACCINE is here and SAFE


If you don’t know your NHS number, you now CAN access the Covid Vaccine (below NHS letter)


 Make sure you have the FACTS

   Surrey County Council have issued a Coronavirus leaflet

Covid 5 things flyer_v5 FINAL FINAL

GRT communities can also access advice & support via:

Traveller Movement

Friends Families & Travellers

‘My right to Healthcare’

A new initiative to help homeless people gain access to healthcare has been launched by charity Groundswell to advise how to access GP services 

You do not need a fixed address

You do not need identification

Your immigration status does not matter

The front of the my right to healthcare cards              The reverse side of the my right to healthcare cards

Download Right to Healthcare Card

You can visit the NHS website for more information or call the NHS England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 311 22 33

Health & care services advice from Friends Families & Travellers (copy & paste into browser)