News for you

A round up of the local - and national - news affecting carers

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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
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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

Adult carers
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Say yes to Question 24 in the Census

It's Census Day this Sunday, March 21st. This year's Census will ask if you are a carer. It's vital all carers say yes to this question to ensure the right support and services are provided.

Adult carers
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Caring to the End

SCC and the NHS in Surrey have launched a new website called 'Caring to the End' to help carers understand what's involved when the person they care for is reaching the end of their life.

Adult carers
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Join the #FairerForCarers campaign

We're joining Carers UK's #FairerForCarers campaign to urge Government to supplement Carer's Allowance with an additional £20 a week. Please make your voice heard and sign today!

Adult carers
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Government's new guidance on PPE for unpaid carers

The Government has updated its guidance on PPE for unpaid family or friend carers who are looking after someone who lives in a different house. There's also information on getting PPE for those carers, if they're finding it difficult.

Adult carers
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Avoid vaccination scams

A Surrey doctor explains how you will be contacted for your vaccination, and how to spot scams.

Adult carers

Census 2021 to ask more about caring

The Census which takes place in March has expanded the carer question, to provide more useful information on the amount of caring carers do.

Adult carers
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Safe ways to pay others to shop on your behalf

As we are now in lockdown again, you may be unwilling or unadvised to go to the shops. You may be happy shopping on line, but you may also look to get help from a family member, neighbour, friend or other volunteer. If you do, it's important to know the ways to keep your money safe and protected.

Adult carers