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New homes will support independent living, with a helping hand from Alexa

New homes have opened in Surrey to help people who need extra support live independently in the community. A specially-designed property containing nine homes has opened in Redhill to give people with learning disabilities or autism their own front door and key. Support staff are always on hand and flats are kitted out with the … Continue reading

Working together to protect young people in Surrey

Surrey County Council recently hosted a conference to raise awareness of child exploitation and abuse within Surrey. With partnership support from Surrey Police and the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership, the Safeguarding Adolescents to Tackle Child Exploitation Conference took place on 29 November 2019. Delegates including social workers, schools, police and health practitioners, enjoyed insights from … Continue reading

Surrey review countryside parking charges

Parking charges in Surrey County Council’s countryside sites could be removed to help promote health and wellbeing, under new proposals. It has been recommended to the council’s cabinet that the charges are stopped from 1 April 2020 as they don’t align with the council’s Community Vision to 2030 and the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. It … Continue reading

Surrey County Council celebrates the achievements of children in its care

Surrey County Council celebrated the achievements of the children in its care, at an awards ceremony at Notre Dame School in Cobham on 1 November 2019. The annual Oscarz event came about as an action from the Surrey Care Council – a group of young people in care, who meet regularly to talk about what … Continue reading

Up to 165 new extra care homes to be provided across three Surrey sites

Up to 165 new homes specially designed to help older people live independently are set to be provided across three sites in Surrey. Surrey County Council has unveiled plans for three new extra care housing developments in Guildford, Surrey Heath and Runnymede. Extra care housing allows older people to live in their own homes with … Continue reading

VIDEO: First of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey planted

The first of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey were planted on Saturday (5 October) at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair. It was the launch of the Surrey County Council project to plant a new tree for every resident by 2030. The people who planted the first trees included Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Bill … Continue reading

VIDEO: County councillor takes on stop smoking challenge to kick 30-year habit

Surrey County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Health is encouraging Surrey smokers to try quitting for 28 days – by taking up the challenge herself. Alison Griffiths is taking part in the 28 Day Challenge run by Surrey’s local stop smoking service, One You Surrey. Research shows that people who stop smoking for 28 days … Continue reading

Tackling air quality around schools

Now children are back at school, Surrey County Council is encouraging parents and carers to switch off their car engines while they’re waiting to pick up children at the end of the day. This is to help improve air quality. Earlier in the summer Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, went out with … Continue reading

Be part of Surrey’s Greener Future

Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, would like to hear ideas from Surrey’s communities on how we can tackle climate change.  

Improved bus services from September

Surrey County Council has been working with local bus operators to offer residents improved services on a number of routes from Monday 2 September. The changes are: Service 28 – Woking, Brookwood, Pirbright, Worplesdon, Guildford The council has worked with Falcon Buses to provide an hourly service, an improvement on the current service which runs … Continue reading

Government report published on Surrey’s Youth Offending Service

A government report has criticised the work of Surrey’s Youth Offending Service. The report highlighted that more work needs to be done to ensure we have the right response to meet the level of offending, around collecting data, staff readiness to respond to issues of safety and wellbeing, and around ensuring the safety of children … Continue reading

Tackling climate change in Surrey

Residents can now share their views on how Surrey County Council can take action to tackle climate change in the county. The council wants to know what local communities are already doing to reduce their environmental impact, or what would encourage other people to change their behaviour at home and work. Local environmental groups, professionals, … Continue reading

Tour de France stage winner leads world-class Classic line up this Sunday

Three-time 2019 Tour de France stage winner Caleb Ewan, who won last Saturday’s final stage on the Champs-Elysees, heads a world-class Start List for the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic this Sunday. The race distance for the professionals is 169km. Ewan (team Lotto Soudal) is one of four stage winners from the Tour de France who … Continue reading

County council outlines plans for 725 new homes to help older people live independently

Up to 725 affordable homes specially designed to help older people live independently will be provided within 10 years under plans outlined by Surrey County Council. The plans will also involve expanding the provision of supported housing for people with learning disabilities or autism to help them exercise choice and control over their daily lives. … Continue reading

Surrey Cabinet Member attends Westminster launch of cross-party group on adult social care

Surrey Cabinet Member Sinead Mooney took part in the launch of a parliamentary group set up to influence adult social care policy and push for reform. Mrs Mooney attended the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care in Westminster on Wednesday 3 July. The group’s future work programme will involve MPs and … Continue reading

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