About Us


Spelthorne Committee for Access Now (SCAN) is a voluntary group, based in Spelthorne, Surrey, UK whose members are volunteers representing the views of people with disabilities on matters of accessibility to transport, the outdoor environment, buildings and facilities in Spelthorne. Our founding members were instrumental in the development of Staines Shopmobility and they also conducted the research that provided the information needed for the development of the Spelride service.

We Consult With Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council on local issues such as:
  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Pedestrian/Cycle Shared pathways
  • Disabled Access to buildings, shopping areas, countryside and leisure services
For the Improvement of  access to facilities and services for all members of our community in Spelthorne, please let SCAN know about:
  • 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
Since 2007 we have supported the Spelthorne Physical, Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities Forum and we hold quarterly meetings with representatives of various service providers such as Action for Carers and Adult Social Care and as well as other Surrey wide forums and groups.

SCAN actively encourages new members, to share and promote our objectives and meetings are open to everyone. Membership is open to any person or group who support the objectives of SCAN. There is a membership fee of £5 per person or voluntary organisation.

If you wish to become a member and/or make donations to SCAN please contact our Treasurer on lawindle@spelthorneaccess.org.uk for further information.

Donations can also be made by registering with Easy Fundraising - see our features page and then every time you make an online purchase with any of the High Street retailers, energy and phone service providers and holiday or hotel chains, a donation will be made to SCAN's account.
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Current Newsletter

Disabled People Deserve Respect More Than Once Every Four Years Cruse Bereavement Care – North Surrey Volunteers Dramatize – Get Online PLEASE Ask Before You Give Me A Push The Millennial Women With Arthritis Baywatch Results 2019 - 1 In 5 Bays Is Abused SCAN Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey

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Fundraising for SCAN

Donations can be made by registering with Easy Fundraising and then every time you make an online purchase with any of the High Street retailers, energy and phone service providers and holiday or hotel chains, a donation will be made to SCAN's account.

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‘Café Culture’ At Nostrano Lounge In Staines

Anyone aged 50+ can attend, no booking required. Refreshments can be purchased and there is a drinks loyalty scheme.

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Children with Disabilities Forum

Parent Carers only meet briefly for discussion of issues to be raised at the formal meeting that will follows.

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Forum For Older People

An open-access forum attended mostly by statutory and voluntary providers of services for older people.

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Forum for Physical, Sensory And Cognitive Disabilities & Spelthorne Committee for Access Now

The forum meetings attempt to bring together service providers and users to influence the solutions to any problems or access issues encountered by people with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.

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KEW GARDEN - GUIDED WALKING TOURS

BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE (BSL) TOURS FOR VISITORS WITH SIGHT LOSS AND THEIR CARERS HEALTH WALKS FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA

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North Surrey Disability Empowerment Network (DEN-NS)

DEN-NS covers the areas of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking & Surrey Heath and is one of three groups of local disabled people, and carers, who meet up quarterly.

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Spelthorne Parasports Club

A club for young people aged 5 years - 25year from all local Boroughs with various learning or physical disabilities

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Staines Shopmobility

Provides Assistance for shoppers with disabilities with powered and manual wheelchairs and mobility scooters. An escorted shopping service is also available for visually impaired people

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Runnymede Access Liaison Group Awards 2019

Nominations for the Runnymede Access Liaison Group Awards 2019

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Articles


Planning schedules list the location and nature of planning proposals together with the named officer dealing with the application. Where proposals fail to demonstrate that proper consideration has been given to the needs people with disabilities, comments or objections are sent to the planning case officer.

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Our Chairman receives a copy of the weekly Schedule of Planning Applications from Spelthorne Council. These schedules list the location and nature of planning proposals together with the named officer dealing with the application. Where proposals fail to demonstrate that proper consideration has been given to the needs people with disabilities, comments or objections are sent to the planning case officer.

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Our Chairman receives a copy of the weekly Schedule of Planning Applications from Spelthorne Council. These schedules list the location and nature of planning proposals together with the named officer dealing with the application. Where proposals fail to demonstrate that proper consideration has been given to the needs people with disabilities, comments or objections are sent to the planning case officer.

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Some of the news items have been taken from articles in the national press and other publications and SCAN cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error in an article that has not been independently substantiated. The inclusion of hyperlinks to these websites does not imply endorsement of any material on such web sites or any association with their operators services or products.

Disabled People Deserve Respect More Than Once Every Four Years Cruse Bereavement Care – North Surrey Volunteers Dramatize – Get Online PLEASE Ask Before You Give Me A Push The Millennial Women With Arthritis Baywatch Results 2019 - 1 In 5 Bays Is Abused SCAN Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse Survey

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Man Believes Playing Piano Slows Effects Of Parkinsons Free Community First Aid Training - Action For Happiness - Exploring What Matters Course ‘You Don’t Look Sick’ – Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) Dementia Awareness Workshops - Spelthorne Upgraded Service For Bus Users In North Spelthorne CRUSE Bereavement Care – North Surrey Volunteers Taxi Driver Taken To Court For Refusing Guide Dog Festival Organisers Change Policy For Disabled Gig-Goers

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Scope & Virgin Media #Workwithme Scheme Sainsbury's Trials New Sunflower Lanyard Initiative Consultation on Changing Places Toilets Home Office Bars Entry For Young, Blind Musicians Free Community First Aid Training - Action For Happiness - Exploring What Matters Course TfL Training Shakeup For Staff Helping Disabled Passengers Town Getting It Right For Disabled People On Public Transport ‘You Don’t Look Sick’ – I was born with half a heart

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Paralympian Denied Access To Aircraft By RyanAir Pilot Stockport Councillor With Prosthetic Leg Abused for ‘Wearing Wrong Shoes’ Community Forums North Surrey – Disability Empowerment Network (DEN) Parkinson’s Patients Accused Of Being Drunk Wife Has Ability To Sniff Out Parkinson’s Disease Staines Shopmobility Spelthorne Parasports Club Blind People's Brains Rewire Themselves Blind Actor Believes ‘Able-Bodied Actors Should Tell Our Stories Too’ Yes, I'm Deaf. But That Doesn't Always Mean I Can't Hear Blood Test For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study

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Baywatch 2019 – Parking Abuse At Supermarkets ‘Get You REG Right’ Campaign Government Funding For Service Station Accessibility Pavement Parking Inquiry Planning For Carer’s Week 10th To 16th June 2019 Community Forums Child Poverty Action Group – Computer Says ‘No’ Report ‘You Don’t Look Sick’ – But I’ve Got Stage Four Cancer Citizens Online Digital Inclusion Project Updates From Social Care, Health And Community Matters Surrey Community Action - Small Charity Week Ashford St Peter’s Hospital - Community Day 6th July 2019 Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ Update

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Note from The Editor - Carer, Care Worker/Giver? Planning for Carer’s Week 10th to 16th June 2019 Avoid Being Ripped Off On Your Doorstep Princess Alice Hospice Bereavement Cafés Surrey County Council Leaving County Hall Dementia Action Week, 20th – 26th May 2019 Shepperton Dementia Action Group You Don’t Look Sick” – Coping With An ‘Invisible’ Condition Please Offer Me A Seat - Badge And Card Application SCAN’s Bid For Bags Of Help Funding Award

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QEF – Film Gives Help for Disabled Air Travellers. 26 Year Old’s Blue Badge Renewal Denied. Giving Alzheimers A Nickname . 3D Printing Could Give A Better Pill To Swallow. Hope From Implant To Deliver Drugs. New Benefit U-Turn. Dramatize Pigeon Project. SCAN’s Newsletter Shortlisted for Funding Scheme.

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SCAN’s Success at Being Shortlisted for Bags of Help Vote. Your Eye Colour Might Be Why You Have The 'Winter Blues'. Councils Failing To Tackle Blue Badge Abuse. How Disabled People Suffer Due To Blue Badge Abuse. Study Challenges Stigma That Chronic Fatigue Is 'All In The Mind'. Tennis Star Hopes To Inspire Young People To “Achieve Their Dreams”.

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Forum


Forum
Welcome to our new online forum.
Local Organisations with an involvement in Disability Issues are welcome
to attend any of the Spelthorne Physical, Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities Forum meetings and present a report to the Forum.

We Consult With Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council on local issues such as;
 Pedestrian Crossings
 Pedestrian/Cycle Shared pathways
 Disabled Access to buildings, shopping areas, countryside and leisure services

Tell Us about:
 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
So that we can further improve access to facilities and services for all members of our community in Spelthorne.


Local Groups and Organisations


Details of Local Groups and National Organisations and Service Providers in the United Kingdom

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Crossroads Care Surrey

Crossroads helps and supports carers who are caring for disabled, ill or elderly people at home, by providing a trained substitute carer.

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Disability Equipment Service (DES)

Buying & Selling Disability Equipment •

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Disabled Motoring UK

Disabled Motoring UK A campaigning charity for disabled drivers, passengers and Blue Badge holders.

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Disability Rights UK

We are disabled people leading change, working for equal participation for all

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Dramatize

A theatre company for individuals with learning disabilities

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Heathrow Special Needs Centre

Formerly known as Heathrow Special Needs Farm.

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Marianne’s Community Cafe

Open in Staines Town Centre. Run by Surrey Disabled People Partnership (SDPP)

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Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF)

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) is a national disability charity based in Surrey.

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Runnymede Access Liason Group (RALG)

This group operates for the benefit of all residents in the Borough. Its principal function is to improve physical access to public amenities for anyone who encounters mobility or other sensory or cognitive difficulties.

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Surrey Local Offer

Information and services for young people with SEND and their families

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White Lodge Centre

White Lodge Centre supports disabled children, young people and adults, their families and carers in Surrey and throughout the surrounding areas.

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Dates for Your Diary


2nd December 2019 - Disability Empowerment Network North Surrey (DEN-NS)

10:30 - 12:30
Addlestone Community Centre,
Location: Garfield Road, Addlestone, KT15 2NJ

Covering the areas of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking & Surrey Heath.
Local groups and support networks play a vital role in enabling disabled people to maintain a sense of connectedness to other disabled people and local residents. The groups can also provide very practical support to enable opportunities to participate in social and community life and leisure/cultural activities.
Please contact Yasmin Broome, Engagement Officer at Surrey Coalition: email: Yasmin.Broome@surreycoalition.org.uk Telephone or SMS text 0745 5267424

Children with Disabilities Forum

09:45 - 10:15
Pre –meeting for Parent Carers only
Location: Goddard room

Pre –meeting for Parent Carers only for discussion of issues to be like raised later at the formal meeting


10:15 - 12:15
Formal meeting
Location: Goddard Room

For more information, contact Sam Neal – Secretary. Email cwdfspelthorne@yahoo.co.uk.

Older Person's Forum

12:00 - 14:00
Goddard Room
Location: Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines

An open-access forum attended mostly by statutory and voluntary providers of services for older people.
The forum meets four times a year.
If you want to join the mailing list, please contact Anne Damerell on email a.damerell@googlemail.com

Spelthorne Physical, Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities (SPSCD) Forum

Runnymede Access Liaison Group Awards 2019

Monday 2nd March 2020 - Disability Empowerment Network North Surrey (DEN-NS)

10:30 - 12:30
Addlestone Community Centre,
Location: Garfield Road, Addlestone, KT15 2NJ

Covering the areas of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking & Surrey Heath.
Local groups and support networks play a vital role in enabling disabled people to maintain a sense of connectedness to other disabled people and local residents. The groups can also provide very practical support to enable opportunities to participate in social and community life and leisure/cultural activities.
Please contact Yasmin Broome, Engagement Officer at Surrey Coalition email: Yasmin.Broome@surreycoalition.org.uk Telephone or SMS text 0745 5267424

Monday 11th May 2020 - Disability Empowerment Network North Surrey (DEN-NS)

10:30 - 12:30
Addlestone Community Centre,
Location: Garfield Road, Addlestone, KT15 2NJ

Covering the areas of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking & Surrey Heath.
Local groups and support networks play a vital role in enabling disabled people to maintain a sense of connectedness to other disabled people and local residents. The groups can also provide very practical support to enable opportunities to participate in social and community life and leisure/cultural activities.
Please contact Yasmin Broome, Engagement Officer at Surrey Coalition: email: Yasmin.Broome@surreycoalition.org.uk Telephone or SMS text 0745 5267424


Monday 7th September 2020 - Disability Empowerment Network North Surrey (DEN-NS)

10:30 - 12:30
Addlestone Community Centre,
Location: Garfield Road, Addlestone, KT15 2NJ

Covering the areas of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking & Surrey Heath.
Local groups and support networks play a vital role in enabling disabled people to maintain a sense of connectedness to other disabled people and local residents. The groups can also provide very practical support to enable opportunities to participate in social and community life and leisure/cultural activities.
Please contact Yasmin Broome, Engagement Officer at Surrey Coalition: email: Yasmin.Broome@surreycoalition.org.uk Telephone or SMS text 0745 5267424

Monday 7th December 2020 - Disability Empowerment Network North Surrey (DEN-NS)

10:30 - 12:30
Addlestone Community Centre,
Location: Garfield Road, Addlestone, KT15 2NJ

Covering the areas of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking & Surrey Heath.
Local groups and support networks play a vital role in enabling disabled people to maintain a sense of connectedness to other disabled people and local residents. The groups can also provide very practical support to enable opportunities to participate in social and community life and leisure/cultural activities.
Please contact Yasmin Broome, Engagement Officer at Surrey Coalition: email: Yasmin.Broome@surreycoalition.org.uk Telephone or SMS text 0745 5267424