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Launch of ‘Childhood’ – short film to raise awareness of the need for foster carers

In a national collaboration, Surrey County Council and 56 Local Authorities across England have worked together to share ideas and jointly fund the creation of a short film to raise awareness of fostering. It is aimed at finding more people who may be interested in becoming foster carers and providing nurturing, positive homes for children … Continue reading

New plan to transform dementia care in Surrey

A five-point plan sets out to improve the lives of Surrey residents with dementia and their families. The joint health and social care dementia strategy, outlines an ambition for everyone with dementia and their carers to live in dementia-friendly communities and be able to live well at home for as long as possible. Research suggests … Continue reading

Major step forward for Guildford extra care housing plans

Plans to provide 100 per cent affordable extra care housing on a disused site in Guildford have moved a major step forward with the selection of a consortium of partners to build and manage the scheme. Pond Meadow Ltd and their selected housing manager, Pinnacle Group, will manage the facilities enabling residents to live independently … Continue reading

Surrey war veteran reunited with military medals thanks to partnership repair mission

A 102-year-old Surrey war hero who was unable to wear his medals due to the condition of the ribbons can finally pin on his honours again, thanks to a local veterans’ project which arranged a repair mission. George, who served in the British Army during the Second World War and now lives in Epsom, showed … Continue reading

Award for Surrey project which uses the power of nature to benefit mental health

A Surrey project which connects people to nature to improve their health and wellbeing has earned national recognition. Surrey County Council and the wider Surrey Heartlands partnership won an award for collaborative work to develop green social prescribing – linking people with outdoor activities such as community gardening and guided walks to support their mental health. The … Continue reading

Nature Connection Fund prescribes wild swimming and mindfulness to improve wellbeing in Surrey

From wild swimming to themed walks and mindfulness, seven projects exploring how nature can improve health and wellbeing across the county are to receive £85,000 from a new fund. The projects will link people with nature-based activities to help communities recover from the pandemic and overcome health inequalities. The grants are being awarded because Surrey is one … Continue reading

Surrey’s unpaid carers to be better supported to look after loved ones

Surrey’s unpaid carers will be better supported to look after their loved ones under new improved contracts which families around the county have helped to shape. The county council and local NHS organisations are preparing to sign new contracts designed to bring a number of improvements in support for carers to help them and their … Continue reading

Boost for independent living with new community equipment deal

Surrey residents will be given more support to stay living independently at home thanks to a new and improved contract with the community equipment provider Millbrook Healthcare. People who use equipment and their carers will be able to give input on the development of the service as it continues to meet needs, improving convenience and … Continue reading

New data shows the cost of smoking in Surrey

New data has highlighted the cost of smoking in Surrey, both to people’s health and to their finances. The data forms part of national research undertaken by charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). Their findings showed that the average smoker is spending just under £2,000 a year on tobacco, costing smokers in England a … Continue reading

Summary of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Meeting (22nd February 22)

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and the important announcements are summarised below: Residential care homes in Surrey Cabinet agreed with the recommendations outlined in a report on the future of the council’s residential care homes for older people. The decision was made to close all eight of the homes on a phased basis … Continue reading

Council sets out plan to improve care choices for older people with complex needs

Older people with complex needs will be given greater choice over their care and support under a new plan for adult social care in Surrey. The county council will work with the NHS and private care providers to create more places in specialist facilities catering for people who need intensive support – whether they’re eligible … Continue reading

Plan launched for Surrey to become dementia-friendly

People living with dementia and their carers are being asked to help shape a five-year plan for making Surrey a better place for everyone affected by the condition. The joint health and social care dementia strategy sets out how services will work together to improve the lives of people with dementia, their families and carers. … Continue reading

Statement on Government’s social care white paper

Commenting on the government’s social care white paper, Surrey County Council leader Cllr Tim Oliver said: “We are pleased that government has announced more detail on their proposals for social care. The extra investment for assisted living is welcome, as is the £150 million for new technology and digitisation, aimed at helping people live at … Continue reading

Pioneering home sensors help people live independently for longer

Hi-tech sensors fitted in everyday objects around the home are enabling older people to live independently for longer as part of a pioneering scheme in Surrey. The county council teamed up with Mole Valley District Council to trial the use of a revolutionary home monitoring system which can help identify early warning signs of declining … Continue reading

Veterans invited to join social groups and record their life stories in new pilot project

A new project is bringing together former service personnel through local friendship groups and offering them the opportunity to record their life stories for posterity. The initiative is currently focused on three areas of Surrey – Epsom and Ewell, Guildford and Surrey Heath – and could in future be extended more widely. Former service personnel … Continue reading


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