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BBC Surrey interview about new advice centres for people with dementia

BBC Surrey presenter Nigel Williams has interviewed Surrey County Council’s Strategic Director for Adult Social Care Sarah Mitchell about four new advice centres being opened for people with dementia as part of plans for a county-wide network. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

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

National spotlight on Surrey’s approach to social care

The Guardian today featured Surrey County Council’s efforts to put residents at the heart of decision-making. Strategic Director for Adult Social Care Sarah Mitchell outlined how older people have been heavily involved in shaping the services they use. For the full story, click here.

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

Guardian interview on improving health

Surrey County Council’s progress as it prepares to take responsibility for improving public health and wellbeing featured in a Guardian story today. Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health Michael Gosling and Strategic Director for Adult Social Care Sarah Mitchell were interviewed about preparations ahead of next April’s transfer of public health from the NHS.

Cabinet member speaks at parliamentary event on elderly care

Cabinet member Michael Gosling set out Surrey County Council’s work to help people stay longer in their own homes and communities at an event hosted by a parliamentary group. Mr Gosling participated in the Local Government All Party Parliamentary Group’s round table discussion about the future of elderly care alongside the council’s Strategic Director for … Continue reading

Cost of care reform is worth paying, says Dilnot

The cost of reforming care funding is worth paying, Andrew Dilnot told a meeting organised by Surrey County Council. Mr Dilnot said the current system of funding care for the elderly “works badly” and urged the Coalition to back his proposed changes. Speaking at the meeting in Woking, Mr Dilnot said: “This is a crucial … Continue reading

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