News for you

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

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Young Carers in Surrey Consultation

Today Surrey County Council has launched a very important new survey into the lives and experiences of young carers. Responses will feed into Surrey's Young Carers Startegy, so it's hugely important.

Adult carers
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Dominic Raab MP attends ACS Carers Week Q&A

We were pleased to welcome Dominic Raab, MP for Esher and Walton, and Foreign Secretary, to a ‘Carers Q&A’ as part of our Carers Week, on Friday 11 June.

Adult carers
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Carers Week Campaign – breaks for carers

A new report for Carers Week highlights how the pandemic has made an already difficult situation even harder - breaks for carers. Add your voice to the new campaign asking for more funding for carers' breaks.

Adult carers
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New Drop-In for Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Community

This Gypsy, Roma Traveller History Month saw the launch of an exciting new venture, supporting people from the GRT community in Surrey – a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) Community Drop-in.

Adult carers
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Carer Contingency Planning in Surrey

Surrey is developing a new Carer Contingency Planning Service, to help set up systems to support carers in times of emergencies. They are looking for carers to share their ideas.

Adult carers
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All Age Autism Strategy Launched

Surrey, working with Autistic people, their families and professionals, have developed a new All Age Autism Strategy for 2021-2026. It has just been launched and aims to improve services, as well as encourage better understanding of autistic children and adults.

Adult 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