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Unpaid carer writes heart-warming poem to thank council key worker

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

Unpaid carers across Surrey set to receive helping hand

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

Blue Light Serenade at Surrey hospitals every Thursday

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

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

Surrey’s carers to get more help to support loved ones

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 takes part in national social care discussion

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.

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