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Surrey’s unpaid carers to be better supported to look after loved ones

Surrey’s unpaid carers will be better supported to look after their loved ones under new improved contracts which families around the county have helped to shape. The county council and local NHS organisations are preparing to sign new contracts designed to bring a number of improvements in support for carers to help them and their … Continue reading

Government sets out next steps for living with Covid

The Government has announced who will be able to access free Covid tests once the universal testing offer for the general public stops on 1 April 2022. Free tests will continue to be provided to people who are at risk of serious illness from COVID-19, and eligible for treatments, to use if they develop symptoms. … Continue reading

Boost for independent living with new community equipment deal

Surrey residents will be given more support to stay living independently at home thanks to a new and improved contract with the community equipment provider Millbrook Healthcare. People who use equipment and their carers will be able to give input on the development of the service as it continues to meet needs, improving convenience and … Continue reading

Surrey County Council remains on target as 91,240 more trees planted to tackle climate change

Surrey County Council remains on target in its work with communities, residents and partners to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees in Surrey, one for every resident, by 2030 and supports the Council’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2050. Since the launch of the initiative in 2019, over 333,749 trees have been planted, with … Continue reading

Last call for Surrey 40 Under 40 Business Awards…

There’s still time to get your nominations in for the Surrey 40 Under 40 Business Awards before the deadline on Friday April 1. The awards have been launched by Invest in Surrey as a means of showcasing the achievements of the next generation of young entrepreneurs and business leaders under the age of 40 across … Continue reading

SCC secures additional £100m for children, young people and families

Today Surrey County Council (SCC) can announce that the Department for Education (DfE) has agreed to plans to ensure a sustainable funding solution to the council’s budget for children with additional needs. DfE will contribute a further £100m towards Surrey’s budget for children with additional needs, which will ensure Surrey’s plans for these services are … Continue reading

Three projects awarded Your Fund Surrey grants

Three further projects have been awarded Your Fund Surrey grants totalling over £800,000 in the latest batch of successful applications. Claygate, Pirbright and Reigate will all get improved sports facilities thanks to local communities stepping up to make it happen, with help from Surrey County Council’s community projects fund. The fund is designed to help … Continue reading

Joint Service Leadership Team and Fire Officers Association Communication – Unofficial Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Facebook Accounts

There are a number of pages on Facebook which claim to either represent Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) or the views of fire and rescue trade unions. These sites have launched attacks on members of SFRS staff – both senior managers and frontline colleagues. We strongly deny any association with these pages, they do … Continue reading

UK’s first firefighter wearing a bone anchored hearing aid joins Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s On-call Trainee Firefighter Dave Newman is the UK’s first bone anchored hearing aid wearing firefighter. Dave is currently taking part in a modular firefighter training course. He has been supported through some high-risk exercises this week to ensure he, and many others like him, can fulfil their dreams of becoming … Continue reading

Woodland Hub breathes new life into Sawmill

Spring 2022 will see an exciting new phase for the Norbury Park Estate. Rejuvenated sawmill facilities will once again be operational, offering carpentry and woodland management skills, complementing the existing charcoal burning operation and providing a refreshment spot for visitors under the trees. Nestled in the woodlands high up within the Norbury Park Estate, the … Continue reading

Statement on Ukrainian settlement scheme

Commenting on the support being offered for those fleeing the war in Ukraine, SCC leader Cllr Tim Oliver said: “At this incredibly difficult time for Ukraine, I am heartened to see the country pull together as it has done and step up to support those who have been displaced by this despicable invasion. We will … Continue reading

Youth Offending Services in Surrey graded as ‘Good’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation

Surrey County Council is delighted that youth offending services for young people in Surrey have been graded as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ in three areas by HM Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP). The Surrey Youth Offending Service, who work with young people involved in criminal behaviour and youth crime prevention, has made significant progress since the … Continue reading

Statement on Ukraine

Commenting on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Surrey County Council chairman, Cllr Helyn Clack, said: “Like all Surrey residents, I have been shocked and dismayed by what we have seen in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s invasion, in particular the horrific and barbaric attacks on civilian areas such as hospitals and schools.  I have … Continue reading

Surrey County Council welcomes “improved” Ofsted grading for children and family services

Surrey County Council is pleased that services for children and families in Surrey have improved in all areas, according to a recent Ofsted inspection Inspectors noted that Surrey’s leaders have achieved “significant change”, based on a thorough understanding of current performance and are “determined to continue the trajectory of improvement” The number of recommendations from … Continue reading

Rewards for residents who leave the car at home

A free app launches in Surrey this week to reward residents who clock up their miles by walking, cycling, running, scooting or using public transport. With 41% of emissions in Surrey coming from transport, the BetterPoints app encourages residents to become more active whilst also helping the environment by reducing car travel for local journeys. The … Continue reading


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