If you're a young adult carer – or know one – please take a look at our new section 'What you need to know'. It's chocablock with info on education, work, and balancing life and caring as an 18-24-year-old.

What you need to know

Need support?

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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Back Care and Falls Prevention Advice

Join Action for Carers’ Moving & Handling Advisors for some tips and techniques on how to avoid falls and what to do if someone has a fall.

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Illustration workshop

Join bestselling cartoonist and illustrator, James Parsons for a fun drawing session — whether you're a keen artist or a beginner.

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Being well, doing well taster session

Are you a young adult carer (18-24)? Join us for a taster session for our new wellbeing workshops. We'll look at managing the ups and downs of being a young adult carer, and find some tips to help you find the right balance to improve your overall health and perspective. 

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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.

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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.

Latest News

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

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Carer Contingency Planning in Surrey

Surrey is developing a new Carer Contingency Planning Service, to help set up systems to support carers in times of emergencies. They are looking for carers to share their ideas.

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All Age Autism Strategy Launched

Surrey, working with Autistic people, their families and professionals, have developed a new All Age Autism Strategy for 2021-2026. It has just been launched and aims to improve services, as well as encourage better understanding of autistic children and adults.

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