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New plan to transform dementia care in Surrey

A five-point plan sets out to improve the lives of Surrey residents with dementia and their families. The joint health and social care dementia strategy, outlines an ambition for everyone with dementia and their carers to live in dementia-friendly communities and be able to live well at home for as long as possible. Research suggests … Continue reading

Award for Surrey project which uses the power of nature to benefit mental health

A Surrey project which connects people to nature to improve their health and wellbeing has earned national recognition. Surrey County Council and the wider Surrey Heartlands partnership won an award for collaborative work to develop green social prescribing – linking people with outdoor activities such as community gardening and guided walks to support their mental health. The … Continue reading

Nature Connection Fund prescribes wild swimming and mindfulness to improve wellbeing in Surrey

From wild swimming to themed walks and mindfulness, seven projects exploring how nature can improve health and wellbeing across the county are to receive £85,000 from a new fund. The projects will link people with nature-based activities to help communities recover from the pandemic and overcome health inequalities. The grants are being awarded because Surrey is one … Continue reading

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

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

New data shows the cost of smoking in Surrey

New data has highlighted the cost of smoking in Surrey, both to people’s health and to their finances. The data forms part of national research undertaken by charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). Their findings showed that the average smoker is spending just under £2,000 a year on tobacco, costing smokers in England a … Continue reading

Council sets out plan to improve care choices for older people with complex needs

Older people with complex needs will be given greater choice over their care and support under a new plan for adult social care in Surrey. The county council will work with the NHS and private care providers to create more places in specialist facilities catering for people who need intensive support – whether they’re eligible … Continue reading

Plan launched for Surrey to become dementia-friendly

People living with dementia and their carers are being asked to help shape a five-year plan for making Surrey a better place for everyone affected by the condition. The joint health and social care dementia strategy sets out how services will work together to improve the lives of people with dementia, their families and carers. … Continue reading

Pioneering home sensors help people live independently for longer

Hi-tech sensors fitted in everyday objects around the home are enabling older people to live independently for longer as part of a pioneering scheme in Surrey. The county council teamed up with Mole Valley District Council to trial the use of a revolutionary home monitoring system which can help identify early warning signs of declining … Continue reading

Veterans invited to join social groups and record their life stories in new pilot project

A new project is bringing together former service personnel through local friendship groups and offering them the opportunity to record their life stories for posterity. The initiative is currently focused on three areas of Surrey – Epsom and Ewell, Guildford and Surrey Heath – and could in future be extended more widely. Former service personnel … Continue reading

Surrey County Council awarded White Ribbon accreditation for domestic abuse work

Surrey County Council’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse and violence has been recognised with White Ribbon accredited status. White Ribbon UK is part of a global movement aimed at ending male violence against women and girls. The charity works to challenge cultures which lead to harassment, abuse and violence while spreading a message of equality … Continue reading

Two more Surrey sites for extra care housing set to provide 135 new homes

More than 135 new homes designed to help older people live independently are set to be provided across two Surrey sites under plans approved today. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet backed plans to develop sites in Surrey Heath and Epsom for extra care housing where residents will be able to enjoy the freedom of their own … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cabinet Member urges Surrey residents to get a flu jab this winter

Surrey Cabinet Member Sinead Mooney is leading by example in urging people to get a flu jab to protect against the virus this winter. The county council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health visited a Surrey pharmacy to receive her vaccination. Visit the Healthy Surrey website to find out more about flu jabs … Continue reading

Eighties Green Goddess backs Surrey campaign

Green Goddess Diana Moran has told how exercise helped her combat osteoporosis as she backed a new campaign promoting the benefits of regular physical activity for older Surrey residents. The fitness guru from 1980s breakfast TV, who lives in Surrey and is now in her eighties herself, is supporting an initiative launching today, on International … Continue reading

Care workers recognised for their dedication

Care workers have been recognised for their support and commitment to Surrey residents. They were celebrated at an event held this week to mark Professional Care Workers Day. Testimonials from care homes and other care providers were read out highlighting the exceptional dedication of care workers to the vulnerable people they support. One care worker … Continue reading

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