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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

Cabinet Member chairs national debate on tackling an ageing population

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member Michael Gosling joined leading figures at an event looking at how to tackle an ageing population. The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health emphasised the need to take a more integrated approach to providing health and social care. Mr Gosling chaired the discussion organised by the South East … Continue reading

Plan for social workers to join GP surgeries

Social workers could join GP surgeries under plans being developed by Surrey County Council. The authority is exploring the idea of putting social workers who care for older people into practices. Surrey has already taken the first steps towards integrating the health and social care services in one area of the county. Social care staff … Continue reading

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