Beware fraud and scams during Covid-19 pandemic fraud, say Police. Criminals are using the Covid-19 pandemic to scam the public – don’t become a victim.  Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police.  Stop: Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.

  • Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
  • Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.
  • Your bank or the police will NEVER ask you to transfer money or move it to a safe account.

Free school meals scam
Fraudulent messages to parents entitled to free school meals requesting bank details.

Criminals are targeting people looking to buy medical supplies online, sending emails offering fake medical support and scamming people who may be vulnerable or increasingly isolated at home. These frauds try to lure you in with offers that look too good to be true, such as high return investments and ‘healthcare opportunities’, or make appeals for you to support bogus charities or those who are ill.

Read more: Thames Valley Police Warn of Corona Virus Covid 19 Crisis Scams

Eikon is a Surrey - based charity which aims to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults, who are able to contribute positively to society. Eikon stronly believes in early intervention - helping young people overcome difficult personal issues before they become long -term, damaging problems. For more information visit www.eikon.org.uk   e-mail info@eikon.org.uk  or call 01932 347 434

A WeightWatchers class meets at Martins Heron Community Centre, RG12 9TZ on Thursdays t 7pm. Contact Jan Willett  on 07894315618

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The Windsor Ascot and Maidenhead Community Database's  mission is to help local people to get involved with local community projects. They want to remove the red tape and get you connected with the groups who need volunteers. Are you ready to volunteer? Do you have some free time you would like to fill in the pursuit of helping others? Do you want to get involved with your local community and make a real difference? Well now is a great time to start!.

WAM  also offers training for volunteering:

They provide a course to deliver a ‘Volunteer Passport’ which covers:

  • Safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding children
  • Communication
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Boundaries and Confidentiality
Read more: Windsor Ascot and Maidenhead Community Database
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LINk is a network of local people, organisations and groups that want to make care services better. Your LINk gives you the chance to say what you think and to suggest ideas to help improve services. Your LINk will also work with care professionals to make sure your views are heard.
If you have got something to say about health and social care please contact us.

Phone: 0300 111 0102 and ask to talk to Kayleigh Argyle, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Development Officer

Email: berkshirelink@makesachange.org.uk

Visit: www.makesachange.org.uk

 

The Winkfield and Ascot Good Neighbours match volunteer drivers with people who need lifts to medical appointments and similar.