Cheshire East Council - Online COVID-19 Information and Scams Awareness session

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National Neighbourhood Watch are sending Alerts out in relation to how Neighbourhood Watch can help during the Covid-19 pandemic. If there are any messages about Covid-19 in relation just to Cheshire these will be send out from Cheshire Police to anyone registered on the Cheshire Alert system.  If you are not receiving these messages you can log into your account and change who you receive messages from. Due to the current restrictions the CNWA are currently working from home. We are trying to provide the same level of service where we can. Unfortunately, we have limited access to printed literature, however, pdf copies are available under the documents section of our website (link below). Due to this we are using the email account cheshirenw@outlook.com to respond to messages.


You are invited to attend Cheshire East Councils upcoming online Covid-19 information and scams awareness session. This session is available to all Cheshire East residents and those who volunteer or work within our Communities, so please share within anyone you think would benefit from it.  
 
Criminals are using the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to exploit and defraud members of our communities. The fraudsters are using the uncertainty around peoples financial situations, their loneliness and isolation and the vaccination rollout to profit illegally. In order to try and combat these crimes and to support our community to feel/be safe, our session will focus on the scams which have seen an increase during the pandemic, how to spot them, where to report them and the support available to victims. We will be highlighting the work being carried out in our communities by some of our teams and partners. We will cover the vaccination rollout and provide trusted sources of information on Covid-19 topics, so that everyone can keep up to date with the latest information. You will have the option to ask our speakers questions and following the session we will send you an email detailing the various pieces of information we cover.
 
Date: 9th February 2021
Start time: 1pm
End time: 3pm
Where: Online (via Microsoft Teams)
 
Speakers
Andrew Burrows –  Cheshire East Trading Standards Investigations
Annette Lomas – Cheshire East Adult Safeguarding
Sally Wilson – Age UK Cheshire East
Paul Broadhurst – Cheshire East Community Safety
David Whitfield – Cheshire East Public Health
 
To book your place on the session, email andrew.burrows@cheshireeast.gov.uk. Closing date for bookings is Monday 8th February 2021. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificates are available upon request. Please do share with your networks
 


To find out further information about the Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association, to log into your account or for Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Literature please visit our website: www.cheshirenw.org.  To contact the CNWA please email cheshirewatch@cheshire.pnn.police.uk or cheshirenw@outlook.com           
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Clare Harrison (NWN, MSA, Cheshire)

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