Carers Week is fast approaching! It runs from Monday 10th June-Sunday 16th June and is a time for everyone to recognise and celebrate all that carers do. We're inviting ALL Surrey carers to come and celebrate with us, with lots of free activities and events!

Carers Week

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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

Self Funded workshop for unpaid carers in Surrey

Self Funded Care and Trusts: Cranleigh

Join us for a free session in Cranleigh led by specialist Darren Stiff from Guildford Financial, and a solicitor to explore issues important to unpaid carers in Surrey involved in assessing self-funded care and trust funds. 

Waverley
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Scam Awareness in Addlestone

Join our session in Addlestone for unpaid carers on how to avoid scams - for you and the person you care for.

Runnymede
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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.

London

Latest News

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

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Challenging Carers Allowance - please sign the petition

There's an important petition set up by the Carers Poverty Alliance (which we're part of) demanding both improvements to Carers Allowance and to push back on the shocking over-payments situation facing many carers. Please sign!

Adult carers
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Carers UK launches Carers Manifesto

Action for Carers supports the 'Carers Manifesto', just launched by Carers UK, in advance of a likely change of government this year. 

Adult carers
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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

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.

Sriya

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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