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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 are a mixture of face-to-face and online

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Face-to-face support group: Addlestone

Our face to face support groups are back! Join us for a chance to chat to other carers and meet our staff. This group is for all carers, whoever you're caring for.

Runnymede
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Dementia workshop

Join us to find out more about caring for someone with dementia, with Charlotte Drew, an independent dementia care advisor. We'll look at different types of dementia, medication, communication problems and behaviour, as well as your own questions and experiences.

Waverley
Black History Month

Creative writing: celebrating Black History Month

Join us on Zoom for a creative writing workshop with the fabulous performance poet, Miss Yankey from Poetry Prescribed, celebrating Black History Month. Everyone's welcome, whatever your background or heritage!

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Latest News

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

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Flu and Covid vaccinations update for Surrey carers

There's a lot of vaccination information coming out at the moment – here's a recap, plus a helpful new video about the benefit of both flu and COVID vaccinations this autumn/winter.

Adult carers
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Tom runs the London Marathon for ACS

Supporter Tom Griffiths ran the 2021 London Marathon and raised money for Action for Carers Surrey, supporting young carers across the county. Congratulations, Tom!

Adult carers

Fairs for Surrey's carers marking Carers' Rights Day

Marking Carers’ Rights Day (25 November), we're holding four information fairs for Surrey’s unpaid carers. With ACS staff, other charities and local organisations in attendance, carers will be able to ask questions – practical, financial and legal – about their caring role, as well as get general support, advice and information.

Adult carers

How we've helped Surrey's carers during the pandemic...

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

5,191

Adult carers attending one of our 254 new online events or support groups.

95,000+

Engagements with carers - including 6,888 phone calls with adult carers Jan-March 2021.

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Carer identification letters sent - referenced as best practice by UK Gov.

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.