Carers come from all walks of life and have many different experiences. Read stories from our carers from across Surrey about how they manage caring and their thoughts for others.

Carer stories

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We have support available for all Surrey's carers. Young carers, adult carers, professionals who work with carers, simply click below to find the information which is right for you.

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FREE wellbeing and information events, both face-to-face and online

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Mindfulness Session

Take some time for yourself. Join us for a mindfulness session where we will practise techniques to promote wellbeing and reduce stress.

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A visit to Hampton Court

Join us at Hampton Court to explore the historic palace for FREE and enjoy a relaxing wander around the beautiful gardens.

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Latest News

What's happening at Action for Carers and the wider caring world...

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Martha's Law - new right for carers in hospitals

A new policy is being rolled out from April in hospitals, giving carers (and those they care for) new rights if they are worried that the person they care for's condition is deteriorating.

Adult carers

Carer's Leave Act starts soon

The new Carer's Leave Act which will help carers in England, Scotland and Wales, is due to come into force on 6th April 2024.

Adult carers
24 percent of those in receipt of carers allowance live in poverty

Carer Poverty Coalition Manifesto

Ahead of an upcoming General Election, carer organisations join together to call on all parties to end poverty among unpaid carers

Adult carers

Helping Surrey's unpaid carers aged 5-95

We offer Surrey's carers all sorts of free support. Our expert teams provide information and advice, run support groups and events and more.

21,250

unpaid adult carers, plus another 2000+ aged 5-17, were supported by us in 2022. But we know there are many more carers in Surrey. Please register with us for support.

4,088

phone calls were made in 2022 by our friendly and expert Helpline staff to carers in need. We're here for you if you're an unpaid carer in Surrey.

4,778

adult carers attended one of our 871 events in 2022, either face-to-face or on line. We've always got lots going on, please take a look at what's on offer over the next few weeks!

Every carer has a story...

There are more than 115,000 carers living in Surrey. They come from all walks of life and range in age from 5 to 95.

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Read Hasu's story

Hasu gave up a highly successful, international business in order to care for his wife and son. He thinks it's really important to ask for support when you need it.

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Read Sriya's story

Sriya looks after her elderly grandparents. She found it hard to manage all the extra responsibilities, but is doing well, and says that being a carer is very much part of who she is.

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