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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Carer consultation

Surrey's services for older people are under review. Join us to contribute your views to Katie Newton from Surrey County Council.

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Understanding bereavement 

Join us to look at how we are affected by bereavement, and share ways to cope with loss. Whether you're a carer who's lost someone already, or you can see that your role will be coming to an end, this session will provide insight and support.

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NAAFI break

Join our Armed Forces Carers Support Co-ordinator with a brew and a biscuit for a chat and a question and answer session. This is a special event for any carers who are serving, reservist, veterans and family members.

Zoom digital event

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 online events or support groups.

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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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Hospital Discharge Survey

Discharge from hospital can be problematic from the carer's point of view. There have been many issues raised with us this past year. SCC and the NHS are aware of these issues and want to improve the process. Please take part in our survey, being run with Healthwatch Surrey

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NICE adds new standard to its carer guidelines

NICE has added a new quality standard to its existing guidelines on supporting adult carers published in January, outlining expectations of good practice in terms of advice and support for unpaid carers.

Adult carers