michael gosling

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Cabinet Member wins joint working award

A Surrey County Council Cabinet Member has won an award for his role in establishing a new board to improve health and wellbeing. Michael Gosling was commended with Dr Joe McGilligan in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex NHS Leadership Recognition Awards. The parts played by the council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing and Dr … Continue reading

Nearly 16,000 children will start smoking during Stoptober

Almost 16,000 children under 16 will start smoking during the Stoptober campaign to get people to kick the habit. Around 567 children aged 11 to 15 take up cigarettes each day in the UK, meaning more than 15,800 young people will start during the 28-day challenge. Now, as people trying to kick the habit move … Continue reading

£50,000 fund for communities to help people with dementia

As Dementia Awareness Week launched, a £50,000 fund was unveiled for communities in Surrey to make life better for thousands of people with the condition. The pot of cash will allow groups to put in bids for projects that help people with dementia remain active and independent in their local areas. It has been created … Continue reading

Three groups appointed to run Healthwatch together

Three groups have come together to take on the role of Surrey’s health and social care consumer champion. Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC), Citizens Advice Surrey and Help and Care have been appointed by Surrey County Council to act as a public voice. The watchdog group, which takes on the role on 1 April, will … Continue reading

Healthy eating scheme gets 150th member

A healthy eating scheme aimed at promoting nutritious food when dining out has welcomed its 150th member. The Cafeology at Godalming Leisure Centre, was named as the latest recipient of Surrey County Council Trading Standards’ Eat Out Eat Well award. The eatery was honoured during a presentation at the cafe on Wednesday, 6 February, by … Continue reading

Surrey among first councils to sign mental health pledge

Surrey County Council is set to become one of the first local authorities to sign a pledge to tackle the taboo of mental health. Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health Michael Gosling will sign the promise as part of a national programme to get people to talk about mental health. The Time to … Continue reading

Cabinet Member chairs national debate on tackling an ageing population

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member Michael Gosling joined leading figures at an event looking at how to tackle an ageing population. The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health emphasised the need to take a more integrated approach to providing health and social care. Mr Gosling chaired the discussion organised by the South East … Continue reading

Website for care and support information relaunched with new features

A website that opens the door to a host of useful and free information has been relaunched with new features that include a free text messaging service. Surrey Information Point, which can be found at, helps adults and carers in Surrey find advice and information in their local area. People can find listings for … Continue reading

Cabinet Member speaks at national event about being health and wellbeing board pioneer

A Surrey County Council Cabinet Member has spoken at a national event about making a success of a new board created to improve health and wellbeing. Michael Gosling set out the work done to establish Surrey’s health and wellbeing board in a speech to representatives of the pharmaceutical industry in London. Sharing the platform with … Continue reading

Search for healthwatch champion

Bids are being invited from organisations to take on the role of Surrey’s health and social care consumer champion. Surrey County Council is looking for organisations interested in forming a new public body to take on the role of and responsibilities of the county’s healthwatch. The local healthwatch will be an independent organisation able to … Continue reading

Surrey invests £1.7m in mental health care

Surrey County Council will invest an extra £1.7 million to help people with mental health issues stay in their own homes and communities following a Cabinet decision. The cash will be given to voluntary groups in each of Surrey’s boroughs and districts over three years to provide mental health advice and support in the heart … Continue reading

Council publishes review of adult social care services

Three new advice centres run by and for disabled people, extra support at home for patients leaving hospital and a small army of dementia advisers are highlighted in a review of Surrey County Council’s services for vulnerable people. They are set out in a report published by the council looking at the services provided for … Continue reading

Drive to help disabled stay independent will also save £1m

A new drive has been launched that aims to help disabled adults stay independent for longer. Surrey County Council is aiming to swell the ranks of full-time Shared Lives carers for people with learning and physical disabilities and those with mental health problems to 80 over the next three years in a move that would also … Continue reading

Smoother service after 800 social care staff move into community

Older people are getting a smoother service after more than 800 social care staff moved into the heart of their communities. Surrey County Council has finished installiing social workers and other staff caring for older people in the offices of all 11 boroughs and districts alongside police officers. It means workers link up more effectively … Continue reading

Opening up disability support

Surrey County Council has let another organisation help severely disabled people live independently with a view to improving the service and saving around £150,000 a year. Avenues Trust Support Services is taking charge of a supported accommodation facility that gives those with the most complex needs their own home with trained staff who know their … Continue reading


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