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Demand for highest levels of social care soars by more than 50%

With two-thirds of the council’s spending going on the wellbeing of adults and children, it has been revealed that the number of older people in Surrey needing the highest levels of care from the council soared by more than 50% in five years. In 2011, 240 people aged over 65 received help from the authority for … Continue reading

County council unveils plans for 600 homes for older and disabled people

Up to 600 homes specially designed for older and disabled people will be created in Surrey within a decade under plans unveiled by the county council. The authority has revealed it aims to free up sites on its land for extra care housing – homes with support staff on hand – and team up with … Continue reading

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.  

Free smoke alarms for 1,200 vulnerable people

More than 1,200 vulnerable people in Surrey have been handed free smoke alarms in a drive to help keep them safe in their own homes. The fire detectors have been fitted in homes in under a year as part of a joint initiative between Surrey County Council and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. Those who … Continue reading

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.

Strategic director takes part in Guardian debate

Surrey County Council’s Strategic Director for Adult Social Care Sarah Mitchell participated in a debate organised by the Guardian about councils working with others to provide better support. She emphasised the £10 million being invested to work with boroughs and districts on schemes that help older people stay in their homes and communities and highlighted … Continue reading

Surrey takes part in national discussion on helping older people

Surrey County Council’s Strategic Director for Adult Social Care Sarah Mitchell has taken part in a national debate organised by the Guardian focusing on helping older people as the country’s population ages. As part of the online session, she highlighted Surrey’s work to get people involved in shaping their support, sharing premises with boroughs and districts to … Continue reading

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