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OBE for retired Surrey County Council officer who cared for the carers

A recently retired Surrey County Council officer who worked for 26 years to improve the lives of unpaid carers has been made an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours.  John Bangs (pictured right), who left the council in September, was honoured for services to carers. John was senior commissioning manager for carers who worked … Continue reading

Surrey County Council awarded White Ribbon accreditation for domestic abuse work

Surrey County Council’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse and violence has been recognised with White Ribbon accredited status. White Ribbon UK is part of a global movement aimed at ending male violence against women and girls. The charity works to challenge cultures which lead to harassment, abuse and violence while spreading a message of equality … Continue reading

Two more Surrey sites for extra care housing set to provide 135 new homes

More than 135 new homes designed to help older people live independently are set to be provided across two Surrey sites under plans approved today. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet backed plans to develop sites in Surrey Heath and Epsom for extra care housing where residents will be able to enjoy the freedom of their own … Continue reading

Survey to help shape future of home-based care

Residents who receive home visits from care workers are being encouraged to complete a short survey to help shape and improve home-based care services in Surrey. Relatives with loved ones who receive care at home are also invited to contribute to Surrey County Council’s survey which is available here. Sinead Mooney, the county council’s Cabinet … Continue reading

Grassroots groups which support people in their communities can apply to new grants scheme

Grassroots groups which help keep people living independently in their communities are being invited to apply for grants from a new Surrey County Council fund. The Adult Social Care Supportive Communities Fund was launched this week to support local groups and networks which make a difference to the lives of residents who are isolated and … Continue reading

New monitoring service launched to support people with dementia and carers across Surrey during pandemic

People with dementia and their carers can now sign up for a new, free of charge NHS remote monitoring service offering increased support during the coronavirus pandemic. The service is offered by local NHS provider, Surrey and Borders Partnership, smart home monitoring provider, Howz, Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership. It … Continue reading

Surrey’s oldest resident Ethel, celebrates 111th birthday

Surrey’s oldest resident Ethel, celebrates turning 111 years old at her care home in Ash Vale. To mark Ethel’s extraordinary birthday, she and other residents at Surrey County Council’s Abbeywood care home enjoyed a tea party, and was later joined by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Pat Tedder. High-spirited Ethel, also spoke to BBC … Continue reading

£19million fund for Surrey care sector to help tackle coronavirus

More than £19milion is being shared out between Surrey care homes and providers to help keep coronavirus at bay. Surrey County Council has been allocated £19.2million from the Government’s £600million Infection Control Fund which is ring-fenced to help social care halt the spread of Covid-19. Three-quarters of the grant – more than £14million – is … Continue reading

County council waives cost of PPE supplied to care homes and other providers

Surrey County Council is waiving the cost of personal protective equipment supplied so far to care homes, hospices and other providers to guard against Covid-19. Since March, more than six million pieces of PPE have been distributed across Surrey to 900 care homes, hospices, home-based carers, GPs, children’s services and other providers through the county’s … Continue reading

Surrey care providers go all out to keep residents entertained and supported

Surrey care homes and other providers have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus outbreak to boost residents’ spirits and keep them entertained and supported. Across the county, providers of care to others, whether in residential or nursing facilities or people’s own homes, have come up with new and inventive ways to keep residents active, … Continue reading

Collaboration paves the way for improved record sharing

Health and care organisations across Surrey have been working closely together on developing the Surrey Care Record so residents benefit from improved record sharing. Led by the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership, the Surrey Care Record is a local, digital shared record which allows the secure sharing of your health and care data between … Continue reading

Virtual Wellbeing Hub receives over 1,100 visits in first week

The Surrey Virtual Wellbeing hub launched last month, to enable residents to access a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing sessions virtually from the comfort of their own home. In the first week of the platform being launched, there were over 1,100 visits to the Surrey Virtual Wellbeing Hub on the Healthy Surrey website, … Continue reading

£10 million coronavirus funding boost for Surrey adult social care providers

Adult social care providers in Surrey are receiving £10 million in grants from the county council to help them deal with the impact of coronavirus. They are being given a 10 per cent funding boost to help them continue to support some of Surrey’s most vulnerable residents. The extra funding in the form of goodwill … Continue reading

Surrey drug and alcohol service earns national recognition

Putting resident feedback at the heart of redesigning a drug and alcohol treatment service has earned Surrey partners national recognition. The team behind the i-access service – a partnership between Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey County Council and Catalyst, a specialist non-profit organisation – were finalists at the Health Service Journal Partnership … Continue reading

VIDEO: Health and social care champion secures new contract to give residents a strong voice in shaping services

A local health and social care champion has secured a new, longer contract to continue seeking residents’ views on the services they receive. Healthwatch Surrey is an independent organisation which gives people in Surrey a strong voice to help improve, shape and get the best from local health and social care services. It uses residents’ … Continue reading

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