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Surrey’s oldest resident Ethel, celebrates 111th birthday

Surrey’s oldest resident Ethel, celebrates turning 111 years old at her care home in Ash Vale. To mark Ethel’s extraordinary birthday, she and other residents at Surrey County Council’s Abbeywood care home enjoyed a tea party, and was later joined by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Pat Tedder. High-spirited Ethel, also spoke to BBC … Continue reading

£19million fund for Surrey care sector to help tackle coronavirus

More than £19milion is being shared out between Surrey care homes and providers to help keep coronavirus at bay. Surrey County Council has been allocated £19.2million from the Government’s £600million Infection Control Fund which is ring-fenced to help social care halt the spread of Covid-19. Three-quarters of the grant – more than £14million – is … Continue reading

County council waives cost of PPE supplied to care homes and other providers

Surrey County Council is waiving the cost of personal protective equipment supplied so far to care homes, hospices and other providers to guard against Covid-19. Since March, more than six million pieces of PPE have been distributed across Surrey to 900 care homes, hospices, home-based carers, GPs, children’s services and other providers through the county’s … Continue reading

Surrey care providers go all out to keep residents entertained and supported

Surrey care homes and other providers have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus outbreak to boost residents’ spirits and keep them entertained and supported. Across the county, providers of care to others, whether in residential or nursing facilities or people’s own homes, have come up with new and inventive ways to keep residents active, … Continue reading

Virtual Wellbeing Hub receives over 1,100 visits in first week

The Surrey Virtual Wellbeing hub launched last month, to enable residents to access a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing sessions virtually from the comfort of their own home. In the first week of the platform being launched, there were over 1,100 visits to the Surrey Virtual Wellbeing Hub on the Healthy Surrey website, … Continue reading

£10 million coronavirus funding boost for Surrey adult social care providers

Adult social care providers in Surrey are receiving £10 million in grants from the county council to help them deal with the impact of coronavirus. They are being given a 10 per cent funding boost to help them continue to support some of Surrey’s most vulnerable residents. The extra funding in the form of goodwill … 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

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

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

Surrey carers encouraged to look after themselves, too

Carers across Surrey are being encouraged to look after themselves as well as the loved ones they care for. As Carers Week draws to a close, they’re being urged to seek out the support that is available to them all year round. An estimated 115,000 people in Surrey are unpaid carers looking after family or … Continue reading

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