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Free audio books for people in Sussex who may be struggling to read (printed) books

We provide an audiobook lending service for anyone with an illness, disability, learning difficulty, or mental health condition, who finds that it affects their ability to read, or hold books in the usual way. We know that many older people who may feel isolated at home can benefit from the enjoyment of listening to our free audiobooks. We currently have some free memberships available for people living in the Sussex area, who might benefit from joining our service, but would find our usual membership fees a potential barrier.

 

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Ukrainians can apply to the Homes for the Ukraine sponsorship

DLUHC ‘Homes for Ukraine’ Scheme Updates

30 March 2022

Good Morning,

We have now published a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK. This covers what you need to know in your first few days, getting used to life in the UK, including how to find a home, access essential public services, healthcare, find work and childcare and education services. Translations are to follow shortly.

Find out more here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/welcome-a-guide-for-ukrainians-arriving-in-the-uk

Our fact sheet explaining how Ukrainians can apply to the Homes for the Ukraine sponsorship scheme is now also available in Ukrainian and Russian as well as in English.

Find out more here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/homes-for-ukraine-factsheet-for-ukrainians

Frequently answered questions:

Read more: Ukrainians can apply to the Homes for the Ukraine sponsorship

Safer roads campaign

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) are campaigning to ensure road users think of a safe and legal way to travel during festive celebrations.

Throughout December, SSRP will be working with Sussex Police to prevent and detect incidents of drink and/or drug driving, providing motorists with thought provoking information on the risk and impact of driving whilst under the influence.

Road users will be encouraged to think about alternative modes of travel during the festive period, such as nominating a designated driver, booking a taxi, or walking home with friends. Motorists are also reminded of the effect of alcohol or drugs the morning after, and are encouraged to consider the impact if stopped or involved in a collision whilst over the limit.

Staying Covid safe this winter

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The winter weather is here and Christmas present shopping is well underway, so please wrap up warm and wear a face covering when heading out and enjoying festivities in West Sussex.

See our #WinterReady campaign.

Yesterday the government announced we’re moving to Plan B to help slow the spread of Covid-19 and its Omicron variant.

As a result, face coverings are due to be required by law in most indoor settings from 

Read more: Staying Covid safe this winter