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Date: 25 Mar 2018 - 14:00 to 18:00

Location: Windsor Leisure Centre

Now back for it's fifth year by popular demand the Windsor Lions FunFest for children with disabilities and learning difficulties. With your help we are aiming for at least 250 children to attend. The Funfest will be held at the Windsor Leisure Centre for the exclusive use of the FunFest.

Only parents and siblings will be allowed to attend. This event is for children with disabilities & learning difficulties and will be a great day out – with no entrance or attraction fee!

The backdrop will be the leisure pool, (wave machine, slides etc.) and we will have a Sporting Corner (Boule, New Age Curling, Throw balls etc.) – Resourced and managed by SportsAble.

Click for booking and more information.

Met Office issues weather warnings for snow

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for snow and ice.

The alert will be in place from 4pm on Saturday 17 March until 9am on Sunday 18 March.

This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

This means that temperatures are likely to drop to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable adults, particularly older people, those with long term conditions and those living in cold homes.

Age UK has produced the some guidance so if you are working with elderly or vulnerable people or have elderly or vulnerable relatives.

Make sure that you stay warm. If going outside make sure you dress appropriately. If indoors, make sure that you keep your heating to the right temperature; heating your home to at least 18°C in winter poses minimal risk to your health when you are wearing suitable clothing .

If there is anyone you know who might be at special risk, for example, an older person living on their own, make sure they know what to do to stay warm and are well stocked with food and medications. If you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111.

More information is available on the winter health pages at NHS Choices.

Reporting Hate Crime/Incidents

What is Hate Crime?
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person's:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity

It is defined by the Criminal Justice system as:

'Any crime or incident which is perceived by the victim, or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice, based on a person's real or presumed religion, sexual orientation, race, gender identity or disability'

It might be that someone has shouted names at you, taken money from you or told them to buy you things when you didn't want to, it might also be that someone has physically hurt you or damaged your property.

Someone doesn't have to hate you to commit these crimes against you, they may only dislike the fact you are disabled or gay for example. This might be difficult to prove and you may try to ignore it but it is really important that you let someone know if you think you are being targeted.

What is a Hate Incident?
Hate Incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them and often escalate to crimes or tension in a community. For this reason the police are concerned about incidents and you can report non-crime hate incidents. The police can only prosecute when the law is broken but can work with partners to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness.

Why should I report hate crime?
Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening.

By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.

Reporting Hate Crimes and Incidents
Please report any form of hate crime or hate based incidents to Thames Valley Police.

This can be done in a number of ways:

  • 999 if an ongoing emergency (It's an emergency when a crime is being committed, there's a risk of injury, or there's a risk of serious damage to property)
  • 101 or the online reporting tool if non urgent

You should never report online an incident where:

  • The offender is still present
  • You or anyone else is seriously hurt or in danger
  • You think the offender may return

In the above circumstances, we would urge you to call 999 and the police will respond immediately.

How else can I report a hate crime?
Hate Crime Network

You can report hate crime to the Network by: Phone: 0300 1234 148, App: You can also download their app to find out more about hate crime and to report it when and where it happens. The app 'TVHCNetwork' is available to download to Apple, HTML and Android phones.


You can report on 0800 555111 or online

True Vision

Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK is a charity that provides independent and confidential support to people affected by Hate Crime. They provide confidential Hate Crime reporting services in various areas of the UK, including a 24 hour helpline. 0800 138 1625 - 24 hour helpline 07717 989 025 - Text, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Report Online Terrorism:

The internet is used by some people to promote terrorism and extremism. You can challenge and report terrorist and extremist content you find online, which you feel is offensive, or illegal. For more information about what makes online content illegal and how to report it, please visit

Additional reporting/support mechanisms:

Surrey Heath Veterans & Families - Listening Project (SHV&F-LP)

SHV&F-LP Aims;

  • To enhance and improve the quality of the day-to-day lives of HM veterans as well as their families, through support, information, sign-posting.
  • To provide a safe haven for HM veterans & their families, to be able to talk about the impact their service has had on their lives; and being able to assist with the positive and negative impact if required by the veterans as well as their families.
  • To inform and provide information for the public and healthcare professionals, to assist and improve the support of healthcare currently provided for HM veterans as well as their families.
  • To empower as well as give group members the skills, experience, confidence and opportunity to run and facilitate groups themselves, over the coming years. Provide mutual support and mentoring to those less well settled HM veterans and their families. Also supporting veterans & their families that have encountered common social problems, such as loneliness.

They are based in Surrey but provide support to people in Berkshire, for more information visit their website.

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