Our events have changed a little but we still have a lot going on. From consultations to mindfulness, there's something for everyone...

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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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Our events have changed a little but we're still here...

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Makaton and PECS

If you're a carer for someone of any age who's finding communication difficult, these two communication systems could provide some solutions. Join us to find out more.

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New to Action for Carers?

Welcome! Whether you've just signed up or been on our books for a while, join us to find out more about the support we offer.

Help and support for carers...

We offer Surrey's carers all sorts of free support. Our expert teams have info on benefits and entitlements, we also run dedicated support groups and events. If you're having a tough time we have one to one support and can be on hand with advice.

Support groups

Support groups offer you the chance to chat with our staff, catch up with other carers

Money advice

Caring will often have a financial impact but there are benefits and entitlements in place to support you in your caring role.

One to one support

We can help you get to grips with your rights as a carer and help you plan so you can carry on with life outside of caring.

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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Reem's story

Reem cares for her son, who has autism and now lives in supported living. She finds creativity and positivity helpful as a carer.

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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 Rhianna's story

Rhianna has looked after her mum from a very young age. Although she found some aspects of school tough, she believes being a carer can be a positive thing.

News and announcements

A round up of the local - and national - news affecting carers

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Masks - when to wear, and what to do if exempt

Masks are now obligatory in many public places, including shops, banks and public transport. It's important to wear them to help stop the spread of COVID-19. However, some people can't wear them - find out more about exemptions and getting an exemption card.

Adult carers
Young Carers Survey Results July 2020

Survey shows steep decline in young carers' wellbeing

A thousand young, and young adult carers, including from Action for Carers, fed into this Carers Trust survey with the disturbing results released last week. They showed big increases in the time spent caring and a consequent rise in stress and a steep decline in mental health

Young adult carers