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Credit card-sized device to keep vulnerable safe

A credit card-sized device is to be handed to people with dementia to help prevent them becoming one of the tens of thousands of adults with the condition who go missing across the country each year. It has been estimated that every year more than 40,000 people with dementia get lost for the first time. Around 800,000 … Continue reading

Free smoke alarms for 1,200 vulnerable people

More than 1,200 vulnerable people in Surrey have been handed free smoke alarms in a drive to help keep them safe in their own homes. The fire detectors have been fitted in homes in under a year as part of a joint initiative between Surrey County Council and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. Those who … Continue reading

Devices help people stay at home and save £600,000

A new drive has been launched that aims to help older and vulnerable people use devices to stay in the home they love while also managing to save Surrey County Council up to £600,000. It is expected to help 1,500 people get telecare equipment by next April so they can keep their independence longer and … Continue reading

Surrey leader’s £10 million funding announcement

Surrey County Council is investing £10 million to help people stay longer in their own homes and communities. The money will be used to work with Surrey’s districts and boroughs on projects to give the elderly, disabled and those with mental health problems more choice and independence. Surrey’s leader David Hodge used the county council’s … Continue reading

Leader’s announcement on telecare

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge used a meeting of the Full Council today to announce funding for a telecare initiative. Telecare equipment helps older people live independently in their own homes.


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