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Surrey war veteran reunited with military medals thanks to partnership repair mission

A 102-year-old Surrey war hero who was unable to wear his medals due to the condition of the ribbons can finally pin on his honours again, thanks to a local veterans’ project which arranged a repair mission. George, who served in the British Army during the Second World War and now lives in Epsom, showed … Continue reading

Summary of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Meeting (22nd February 22)

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and the important announcements are summarised below: Residential care homes in Surrey Cabinet agreed with the recommendations outlined in a report on the future of the council’s residential care homes for older people. The decision was made to close all eight of the homes on a phased basis … Continue reading

Surrey partners pledge their commitment to support unpaid carers

A three-year plan is launched today to improve support for the growing number of carers in Surrey and make a positive difference to their lives. Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership, which includes Surrey County Council and other partners, has worked alongside Frimley Clinical Commissioning Group to publish a new carers’ strategy which pledges a … Continue reading

Surrey launches new strategy to improve the lives of autistic people  

A new strategy has been published today that hopes to improve the lives of the estimated 12,300 people including children and young people living in Surrey with autism. Surrey’s All-Age Autism (AAA) Strategy 2021-26 will help break down barriers and inequalities that autistic children, young people and adults face in education, health, social care, work and communities.  The AAA strategy was developed after a public consultation in 2020 and created with autistic people, their families and carers and professionals from … Continue reading

Grassroots groups which support people in their communities can apply to new grants scheme

Grassroots groups which help keep people living independently in their communities are being invited to apply for grants from a new Surrey County Council fund. The Adult Social Care Supportive Communities Fund was launched this week to support local groups and networks which make a difference to the lives of residents who are isolated and … Continue reading

New monitoring service launched to support people with dementia and carers across Surrey during pandemic

People with dementia and their carers can now sign up for a new, free of charge NHS remote monitoring service offering increased support during the coronavirus pandemic. The service is offered by local NHS provider, Surrey and Borders Partnership, smart home monitoring provider, Howz, Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership. It … Continue reading

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