All Surrey professionals, whether in social care, health or education, will encounter many unpaid carers in the course of their work. We offer free training to help you better understand how to identify and support carers, as well as the latest in best practice and policy.

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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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Understanding PDA: schooling

Join our online session with expert Sian from Space2BU, on understanding PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) with a focus on issues around school.

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Latest News

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

Share your views - National Carers Strategy

National Carers Strategy - share your views

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Carers want to develop a new National Carers Strategy to better recognise unpaid carers and improve support to them. Find out more and share YOUR important views.

Adult carers

Young Carers Action Day - how you can help

Young Carers Action Day takes place on Wednesday 13th March. We are all calling for 'Fair Futures' for young carers, and for schools, colleges, health and social care professionals and employers to do more. One way you can help is by putting up one of our posters.

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Surrey Carers Partnership Group seeks unpaid carer members

The new Surrey Carers Partnership Group, working to make life better for all carers in Surrey, and run by the SCC and the NHS in Surrey now seeks new unpaid carer members from across the county to join and help make a difference.

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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