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’s children’s social care workers were honoured today in an awards ceremony hosted by comedian Paul Sinha from popular ITV quiz show The Chase. Fifteen coveted awards were up for grabs with categories including Children’s Social Worker of the Year, Most Outstanding Team, and the Dave Hill Lifetime Achievement Award, named in honour of the … Continue reading
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
Here’s Charlotte Moreton-Dolman from the county council’s adult social care team giving her latest update from the frontline. Here is Charlotte with her latest update while out on her adult #socialcare rounds – this time it’s about #nutrition pic.twitter.com/LL0IQrFopx — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) April 9, 2019
The county council’s Cabinet has backed a new draft joint health and wellbeing strategy for Surrey. In the video below, leader Tim Oliver highlights the benefits of working in partnership with health services for the benefit of residents in the county and underlines that the proposed strategy is “absolutely about prevention”. It is now set … Continue reading
Following today’s news about the NHS’ long-term plan, Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver said: “We’re really pleased to see this 10-year plan published – it contains a welcome focus on preventing ill health, providing early support and improving mental health services. “The extra funding to help health bodies and local government work together is … Continue reading
Surrey leader David Hodge calls for local government to be given a bigger role in health. Highlights: David Hodge calls on #government to give #localgov powers to scrutinise #doctors & community health services & “responsibility for commissioning all #publicservices that deliver #health & wellbeing services” in their areas — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) July 10, … Continue reading
Local and national health and care organisations have signed an agreement to improve health and social care in Surrey Heartlands. The agreement sets out a roadmap towards devolution, outlining how partners will work together to improve the health of 850,000 people living in the Surrey Heartlands area. More details can be found in a Surrey … Continue reading
Highlights – Surrey leader David Hodge says he: Puts “our residents first every step of the way” Made the case to the government for a fair deal for Surrey Trusted ministers to offer help towards the cost of adult social care Is sure the Chancellor’s Budget announcement about national funding “proves we made the right decision”. David … Continue reading
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
As demand for critical services continues to rise, Surrey leader David Hodge has revealed that almost two thirds of the county council’s spending goes on the wellbeing of adults and children – 65 pence in every pound. In the video below he points to the number of older people needing the highest level of care … Continue reading
A letter from Cabinet Member Mel Few explaining how Surrey County Council’s finances are being put under huge strain by rising demand for adult social care services has been published by The Guardian (fifth letter in the list).
David Hodge used today’s Full Council meeting to talk about the successes of his five years as Surrey County Council’s leader, the challenges the authority faces and the opportunities for health and social care services.
Plans to help older patients leave hospital at weekends have been signed off by Surrey County Council. The go-ahead has been given for a new deal to be signed to provide equipment that helps people stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Under the proposed contract signed off by the Cabinet items … Continue reading
A Surrey County Council challenge to fill 500 apprentice places in a year has smashed its target two months early. Leader David Hodge has revealed that nearly 540 young people have landed apprentice roles since last April as part of three schemes run by the council. Businesses hired more than 410 apprentices through a cash … Continue reading