What would you do if you lost all your possessions? Could you afford to replace everything you own straight away?
As a tenant of the council, their insurance covers the structure of your home but not what’s inside such as your furniture and personal belongings.
Replacing the contents of your home could prove very expensive. We therefore strongly recommend that you get your personal belongings insured against events including:
Flooding/escape of water
Homes First have teamed up with Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, to provide a home contents insurance scheme. This is available for all Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Homes Ltd/Eastbourne Borough Council tenants and leaseholders. The package offers a policy with exclusive rates and a range of optional extras, including cover for accidental damage, there is no excess to pay if you need to make a claim and you can pay monthly by direct debit.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the TOLD committee have managed to approve £13,881.88 worth of spending from their £20,000 annual budget for community improvement projects (see details below) with several other projects in the pipeline.
If you have any community improvement ideas that you would like the TOLD committee to consider from next year’s budget (April 2021 – March 2022) please get in touch with the Tenant Involvement team for an application – email@example.com
Some super healthy online cookery courses are open for booking now
The first – ‘Vital Skills’ – is suitable for beginner and experienced cooks who want to learn to prepare low-carb, wholesome and delicious food that can help prevent or manage type 2 diabetes. The course features a combination of demonstrations and cook along activities as well as nutritional advice, coaching and support. You will learn a portfolio of vital, seasonal and delicious dishes, snacks and baked goods.
It takes place on Tuesday 09 February 2021, and you can book for free here –
The second course – ‘Man with a Pan’ – teaches older and sometimes isolated men to prepare delicious, stress-free, affordable and healthy meals in fun and supportive environment. You will be sent all the recipes and an ingredient and prep list in advance to give you time to source the ingredients and prepare some things in advance.
It takes place on Thursday 25 Feb 2021, and you can book for free here –
Be aware of fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.
In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a charge being applied to their phone bill. In other cases, callers are offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details.
People are warned to be alert to these scams.
The vaccine is only available from the NHS and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. At present, appointments are only being offered to members of the public over 80 years old.
The NHS will:
* NEVER ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.
* NEVER ask for payment for the vaccine or for your bank details.
If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.
We have had some reports from residents that delivery drivers have placed packages in their bins, which have then been emptied by Lewes District Refuse crews. If this happens you are very unlikely to get the item back. To avoid disappointment, please keep your bins secure until collection day & don’t mark them as a safe delivery point!