Limits on the number of people you can see socially have changed, limiting meetings indoors or out, to no more than six people. However, there are exemptions, including for caring situations and for charities,
There’s a new, free service available in Surrey for people with dementia and their carers, which helps monitor the health of your loved one, automatically flagging any concerns, and putting you in touch with direct help promptly, when required.
Research into the lives of 7,000 young adult carers has demostreated that they are not being adequately supported nationally, costing the UK £1bn per annum. This comes from lost tax revenue, welfare benefits and health service costs.
Dementia charity John's Campaign is seeking a judicial review of the government guidance on care home visits. It says many care homes in England are still refusing regular face-to-face visits, often essential for people with severe dementia.
The Carers Commissioning Partnership is a group which looks at how services can be commissioned to improve the lives of Surrey’s carers. Made up of commissioners, health and social care professionals and voluntary group representatives, they are seeking a carer to be a co-chair of the group. Could you be that person?
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.
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
Doing schoolwork at home is a challenge for most children, but young carers have faced particular difficulties in lockdown. Many schools have been unable to help all young people with digital access, so we're launching an appeal to get laptops to young carers.
The University of Surrey's 'Widening Participation & Outreach team' have a scheme offering children in need, including young carers, 'Book Bundles' to help them access literature and continue reading while not in school.