General, Supporting our vulnerable adults, Surrey County Council

Council prepared for high temperatures

A small army of Surrey County Council staff is primed to work around the clock to ensure vulnerable people stay safe as temperatures soar.

With heatwave conditions forecast for this week hundreds of social workers and care staff are standing by to make extra calls and visits to frail and older people across Surrey.

Residents are also being asked to check on neighbours, friends and family who may be affected by heat as part of the council’s efforts to spread a message of teamwork.

The latest information on staying safe during high temperatures and the weather can be found on the Healthy SurreyNHS and Met Office websites while Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to enjoy the countryside safely.

Councillor Mel Few, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Wellbeing and Independence said: “Our social workers will be working tirelessly to check on people who may struggle in high temperatures but we would ask everyone to help us ensure all members of the community are getting the help and advice they need to stay safe.”

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