A recently retired Surrey County Council officer who worked for 26 years to improve the lives of unpaid carers has been made an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours. John Bangs (pictured right), who left the council in September, was honoured for services to carers. John was senior commissioning manager for carers who worked … Continue reading
An unpaid carer in Surrey has recognised the support and advice offered by a county council key worker, in a heart-warming poem. The creative carer wrote to a Carers Practice Advisor to pay tribute to all key workers during the pandemic and highlighted the positive work and support she had received, and difference it had … Continue reading
Three hundred unpaid carers across Surrey are set to receive access to free online awareness sessions to help support them and their vulnerable loved ones throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Surrey County Council, working with Surrey Heath CCG and North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG, have joined forces with … Continue reading
Starting this Thursday evening, as part of the weekly #ClapforCarers display of thanks for key workers across the country, emergency services in Surrey will add their support in a special ‘Blue Light Serenade’ at all five of Surrey’s acute hospitals. Police vehicles, ambulances and fire engines are intending to gather (incidents permitting) at each of … Continue reading
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
Elderly, disabled and seriously ill loved ones will get more help and support under planned county council contracts to help Surrey’s “unsung heroes”. The county council and Surrey’s six clinical commissioning groups are preparing to sign contracts to give carers breaks to recharge the batteries and provide help with their physical and emotional needs. Doing … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Assistant Director for Policy and Strategy John Woods participated in a national debate organised by the Guardian about reform of the adult social care system after the introduction of a cap on an individual’s care costs and new legal rights for carers were promised in the Queen’s Speech last month.