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

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New Surrey Carers Strategy outlines support

 Surrey has launched its new plan, The Surrey Carers Strategy 2021-24, committing to improve support for the growing number of carers in Surrey and make a positive difference to their lives.

Adult carers
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RBL launches new report into Armed Forces carers

The Royal British Legion has launched its new report into the experiences of carers in the Armed Forces, highlighting some key challenges and making a number of new recommendations. 

Armed forces carers
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Young Carers' Rights – Making them Real

Young carers from across England are asking for their needs to be addressed in the new Health and Social Care bill. They also want to see steps from Government to check that existing young carers rights are made real, and to work with councils and others to see that this happens.

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Return to school for young carers

As schools return this autumn, read about our support for Surrey's young carers who often face particular challenges in education.

Parent carers
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Young Carers Action Day - your input needed

Young Carers' Action Day takes place 16th March next year, and Carers Trust are looking for young and young adult carers to share their view and ideas on what the day should be like.

Young adult carers
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Carer representatives sought for procurement of Surrey's carer services

Surrey County Council and NHS partners in Surrey are seeking expressions of interest from current or former carers, who would like to be involved in supporting the Surrey Carers Programme procurement process – the formal, official process for purchasing a range of services for carers in Surrey – this includes of course includes the services we, Action for Carers, supply. 

Adult carers
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Gardening for wellbeing with the Therapy Garden

We’re very pleased to have started a new project with the Therapy Garden at Normandy, near Guildford, for therapy through gardening for unpaid family and friend carers.

Adult carers
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Big Band Concert supports ACS

Like Big Band Music? We’re delighted to be one of the two beneficiaries of Leatherhead Rotary’s British Philharmonic Big Band in Concert event, taking place this November.

Adult carers