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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

Surrey partners pledge their commitment to support unpaid carers

A three-year plan is launched today to improve support for the growing number of carers in Surrey and make a positive difference to their lives. Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership, which includes Surrey County Council and other partners, has worked alongside Frimley Clinical Commissioning Group to publish a new carers’ strategy which pledges a … Continue reading

Surrey launches new strategy to improve the lives of autistic people  

A new strategy has been published today that hopes to improve the lives of the estimated 12,300 people including children and young people living in Surrey with autism. Surrey’s All-Age Autism (AAA) Strategy 2021-26 will help break down barriers and inequalities that autistic children, young people and adults face in education, health, social care, work and communities.  The AAA strategy was developed after a public consultation in 2020 and created with autistic people, their families and carers and professionals from … Continue reading

Partnership work promotes power of music to bridge gap between generations

Elderly residents from Keswick Care Home and children aged 10 and 11 from Eastwick School in Bookham are bridging the gap between generations, using music making to inspire confidence and tackle loneliness, anxiety and isolation. Sinead Mooney, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults, said: “This is such a heart-warming scheme which has brought so … Continue reading

New Cabinet formally announced at Council’s AGM

Surrey County Council’s new Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Leader of the Council, Cabinet and Select Committee members were elected and confirmed today at the Council’s AGM. The meeting was held in person but with COVID-19 control measures in place, at the Council’s new HQ at Wodhatch Place, Reigate. Cllr Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey’s Conservative group, was … Continue reading

Surrey secures £500,000 for nature-based wellbeing support

Surrey has secured £500,000 to help connect more people with nature to improve their mental and physical health. People who live and work in Surrey are being invited to fill in an interactive online map to highlight the opportunities already available and help shape provision in future. People are being asked to map the activities … Continue reading

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