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Latest service updates from Surrey County Council

A number of Surrey County Council’s services are now impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, and government guidance to slow its spread, protecting vulnerable people and key services and workers. Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council, said: “These are unprecedented times, and it calls for unprecedented action. We all must do everything we can to … 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

Joint statement on coronavirus cases in Surrey and West Sussex

This afternoon the Chief Medical Officer for England announced three further patients who were “close contacts of a known case”, had tested positive for COVID-19. These relate to a man who tested positive in Surrey on Friday 28 February so brings the total number of confirmed cases in Surrey to two. We can also confirm … Continue reading

Coronavirus update from Surrey’s Director of Public Health

Ruth Hutchinson, Interim Director of Public Health for Surrey County Council, said: “I have spoken to colleagues at Public Health England this morning and will remain in continuous contact while we manage the situation in Surrey. “PHE updated me on their work and steps they have taken since the case was confirmed. They are already … Continue reading

Public Health England and Surrey County Council statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Surrey

Dr Alison Barnett, Centre Director, Public Health England South East, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who had close contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19. One of the latest cases is a resident of Surrey and we’re working closely with NHS colleagues in that area as well as Surrey County Council to manage the … 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

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

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

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