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Website for care and support information relaunched with new features

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A website that opens the door to a host of useful and free information has been relaunched with new features that include a free text messaging service.

Surrey Information Point, which can be found at www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk, helps adults and carers in Surrey find advice and information in their local area.

People can find listings for services provided by a wide range of organisations, charities and community groups and details can be texted to mobile phones.

Details of Surrey care and nursing homes and home care operators have been added to the site, which has also been made easier to use.

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health Michael Gosling said: “Helping older and disabled people is at the core of what we do, whether that’s providing support at home or simply pointing them in the right direction for some practical support.

“The new features on the website will make it even easier for users find the information that can help them or those they care for make informed decisions about their lives.”

The site, which was first launched last year, was created by the county council, NHS Surrey and Social Information on Disability. It was unveiled at the Surrey Information Summit, an event bringing together all those who provide information and advice, including voluntary groups.

In addition to the website, people can call the adult social care helpline on 0300 200 1005.

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