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Information from our June meeting

posted 9 Jun 2018, 05:08 by Gemma Richards
On Tuesdays meeting there was quite a lot of information given out so I have listed it here for those who attended, this information will also be sent out in an email later on today.  G x

1) Gemma thanked everyone who came along to the Christmas meal. It was a great afternoon and we turned some heads wearing our Christmas hats. Look forward to the 2018 one in December. 

2) Events coming up:
        a) Coffee morning 10.30am till around noon at Gemma's house, contact Gemma for more details. 
        b) CFS Unite BBQ is on Sunday 12th August at Gemma's house from 1pm. We supply the burgers and                 rolls. 
        c) Trip to Aldeburgh coming up so we can give them the cheque from the monies raised from the April             quiz, please join us for an afternoon at the beach with fish and chips. Details to be confirmed. 
        d)Bryan is going to look into hiring a beach hut at Felixstowe for the day soon so hope you can come             along for the day by the sea. 

3) The Springfield Follies are holding their 70th Anniversary event (details in the picture below). A group of us are going on Saturday 9th June so please do join us. If you cant make the 9th please do go to another showing you will be entertained. Contact us if you would like more details. 

4) The data email was sent, thank you to those who replies. For those who did not reply you were sent an email to confirm you have been taken of out mailing list, however should you change your mind please contact us via email providing consent and we add you back onto our mailing list. 

Finally we were really lucky to have Caroline from the Disability Advice Services (DAS) attend our meeting and talk to us about filling in paperwork for PIP, Universal Credit, appeals, tribunals and also what to do and what not to do when claiming benefits as well as what support people might be able to receive. For more information, the details for DAS will be posted on our helpful links page shortly. Please always seek support for claiming benefits as they can help you claim but will also support you should your claim go to appeal or tribunal. Also Caroline shared with us a document from Action For ME titled 'Personal Independence Payment: filling in the form' which you will find attached to this blog and on our information page.   Caroline also suggested filling in an activity log to provide with your claim, she will be sending this to me shortly and once I receive it I will share with you. 

The only other thing not mentioned at group is that I am going to a Car boot sale on the 8th July to get rid of some stuff, all monies will go towards group, if you have any items you are willing to donate please let me know so we can arrange collection/delivery. 

Speak soon and remember always here if you need us. 

Gemma x
Gemma Richards,
9 Jun 2018, 05:10