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
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
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.
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
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.
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 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