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Surrey’s adult social care pressures featured in Guardian

A feature published in today’s Guardian highlighted the severe strain being put on Surrey County Council’s budgets by ever-growing demand for services for older and disabled people. Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Mel Few told the newspaper that it meant the council needed to spend an additional £24 million annually.  

Guardian features Surrey scheme to help vulnerable adults

The Guardian has published an article about a Surrey County Council scheme giving vulnerable adults foster-care style support. Surrey’s shared lives initiative offers adults with learning and physical disabilities or mental health needs the chance to stay with a carer and their family on a short or long-term basis. So far the scheme has helped … Continue reading

Guardian features successful launch of Surrey service

The Guardian has published an article about the successful launch by Surrey social workers of an independent organisation to provide care for deaf people and the hard of hearing. First Point was created with the help of the county council to give people greater control over their support. The story can be found on the … Continue reading

Hendrick recognised in Guardian awards

Surrey County Council’s Mary Hendrick has been named as a runner-up in the Guardian’s Public Service Awards. The Partnership Manager for Disabilities received the recognition in the public servant category for her work with people with learning disabilities over 25 years.

Surrey’s Hendrick in running for Guardian public servant award

Surrey County Council’s Mary Hendrick has been named on the Guardian Public Servant of the Year shortlist for her work with people with learning disabilities over 25 years. The partnership manager for disabilities is one of five people in the running for the award. To read the Guardian story, follow this link.

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.

Council takes part in national technology debate

Ben Unsworth, Surrey County Council senior performance and research manager, has taken part in a debate organised by the Guardian about harnessing technology to improve social care services.

Council participates in Guardian debate

Surrey County Council’s Simon Pollock has participated in a debate organised by the Guardian about councils sharing services to save money. Surrey’s head of shared services highlighted a joint purchasing operation with East Sussex County Council and the work of the South East 7, a partnership of the region’s seven largest local authorities.

Surrey features in Guardian debate

Surrey County Council’s HR relationship manager Tim Cowley has participated in a debate organised by the Guardian about graduate career opportunities in local government. To view the discussion, follow this link.

Council features in national discussion on economic growth

Iain Reeve, Surrey County Council’s Assistant Director, Economy, Transport and Planning, has taken part in a debate organised by the Guardian about the role of local authorities in stimulating economic growth.

Council takes part in Guardian discussion

Surrey County Council’s Assistant Senior Manager in adult social care commissioning Norah Lewis took part in a debate organised by the Guardian about ensuring older people eat well. She emphasied how the council works with the boroughs and districts on providing meals on wheels services.

Guardian debate features Cabinet Member

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Assets and Regeneration Programmes Tony Samuels has taken part in a debate organised by the Guardian about striking better deals with businesses and voluntary groups. Mr Samuels emphasised a joint purchasing operation with East Sussex County Council that aims to save both authorities millions of pounds. He also highlighted how … Continue reading

Guardian features new approach by council

The Guardian has published an article about Surrey County Council’s use of the principles of restorative justice to improve services to residents and save money. Head of Youth Support Services Ben Byrne set out the new approach.

National debate features Cabinet Member

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Change and Efficiency Denise Le Gal has participated in a national debate organised by the Guardian about private sector involvement in delivering public services. To find out her views, click here.

Chief executive featured by Guardian

David McNulty is featured in a Guardian story examining what makes a good chief executive. Surrey County Council’s chief executive outlines the need to “inspire colleagues and partners”. For the full story, click on this link.

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