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£19million fund for Surrey care sector to help tackle coronavirus

More than £19milion is being shared out between Surrey care homes and providers to help keep coronavirus at bay. Surrey County Council has been allocated £19.2million from the Government’s £600million Infection Control Fund which is ring-fenced to help social care halt the spread of Covid-19. Three-quarters of the grant – more than £14million – is … Continue reading

County council waives cost of PPE supplied to care homes and other providers

Surrey County Council is waiving the cost of personal protective equipment supplied so far to care homes, hospices and other providers to guard against Covid-19. Since March, more than six million pieces of PPE have been distributed across Surrey to 900 care homes, hospices, home-based carers, GPs, children’s services and other providers through the county’s … Continue reading

Surrey care providers go all out to keep residents entertained and supported

Surrey care homes and other providers have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus outbreak to boost residents’ spirits and keep them entertained and supported. Across the county, providers of care to others, whether in residential or nursing facilities or people’s own homes, have come up with new and inventive ways to keep residents active, … Continue reading

Collaboration paves the way for improved record sharing

Health and care organisations across Surrey have been working closely together on developing the Surrey Care Record so residents benefit from improved record sharing. Led by the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership, the Surrey Care Record is a local, digital shared record which allows the secure sharing of your health and care data between … Continue reading

£10 million coronavirus funding boost for Surrey adult social care providers

Adult social care providers in Surrey are receiving £10 million in grants from the county council to help them deal with the impact of coronavirus. They are being given a 10 per cent funding boost to help them continue to support some of Surrey’s most vulnerable residents. The extra funding in the form of goodwill … Continue reading

Unpaid carers across Surrey set to receive helping hand

Three hundred unpaid carers across Surrey are set to receive access to free online awareness sessions to help support them and their vulnerable loved ones throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Surrey County Council, working with Surrey Heath CCG and North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG, have joined forces with … Continue reading

Surrey drug and alcohol service earns national recognition

Putting resident feedback at the heart of redesigning a drug and alcohol treatment service has earned Surrey partners national recognition. The team behind the i-access service – a partnership between Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey County Council and Catalyst, a specialist non-profit organisation – were finalists at the Health Service Journal Partnership … Continue reading

VIDEO: Health and social care champion secures new contract to give residents a strong voice in shaping services

A local health and social care champion has secured a new, longer contract to continue seeking residents’ views on the services they receive. Healthwatch Surrey is an independent organisation which gives people in Surrey a strong voice to help improve, shape and get the best from local health and social care services. It uses residents’ … Continue reading

‘Breakthrough’ in mission to improve Farnham’s air quality

A Farnham Project Board has been set up by Surrey County Council and agreed by Waverley Borough and Farnham Town councils to help deliver a 25-year Masterplan for Farnham and tackle the town’s air quality issues. The board will be chaired by the Leader of Surrey County Council and also include Waverley Borough Council, and … Continue reading

Dementia advisers support 75 people every month

A dedicated team of dementia advisers are supporting 75 people with the condition every month to live as independently as their health allows. The role of the specialist advisers is summed up in their name – Dementia Navigators. They work with individuals, their carers and families to navigate the system and get help or access … Continue reading

Council pilots survey asking children and young people across Surrey what matters to them

Surrey County Council is piloting a new way of consulting children and young people in Surrey on what is important to them. The survey, intended to run annually, will provide a benchmark of what key things young people understand, care about, worry about, and are interested in, in relation to their community, health and happiness. … Continue reading

Five ways that new homes for older people will be purpose-built and fit for the future

New extra care housing for Surrey will boast an array of technology and design features to help older people live independently in their own homes. Design blueprints are being drawn up for new housing that Surrey County Council is providing to enable residents to enjoy privacy and independence with their own front door and the … Continue reading

Woking transport and housing scheme passes latest milestone

Responding to Woking Borough Council approving the next stage of a £115 million housing, road and rail scheme for Woking town centre, Colin Kemp, Deputy Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “I’m pleased that another key milestone has been passed as we prepare to turn these ambitious plans for Woking Town Centre and the surrounding … Continue reading

Surrey County Council wins funding from EM3 LEP for electric vehicle charging points

Surrey County Council has been awarded £470,000 to install 80 fast on-street charging points for electric vehicles across Woking, Spelthorne, Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils in the next year. The partner boroughs have provided a combined match funding of £170,000 and along with an additional £15,000 private sector funding, the total project budget is £656,000. … Continue reading

Cabinet member calls for fairer funding for Surrey’s roads

A new analysis, produced by County Councils Network (CCN), shows that councils in London are able to invest over three times the amount in roads compared to shire county authorities in rural areas. CCN says that motorists in their areas are ‘poor relations’ to those in the major cities, because of lower funding for shire counties and regional investment being disproportionately … Continue reading

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