Adult Social Care has updated its “Staying Independent” webpages, including a big update to the Equipment and Technology information, with different ideas and suggestions on how smart technology and equipment can help improve independence at home for you and the person you care for.
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust have a set of videos to support people with Learning Difficulties, and their carers - with content particularly focused on concerns people may have because of COVID.
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?