For professionals

For professionals

Professionals will meet carers every day. There's lots you can do to identify, support and signpost carers - there's a great deal of support available as long as carers realise they are carers.

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For people working with carers

Professionals such as teachers, social workers, GPs, nurses and other health and social care professionals will often come into contact with carers during their working day. Most employers will also have carers in their workforce.

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How you can help

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Read more about how you can identify and help the carers you meet and support. You’ll also find links to further sources of help, and information on the excellent free training Action for Carers offer to professionals working in Surrey.

ACS Training for Professionals

You can also find links to further resources, as well as ‘referral forms’, for you to refer any carer, or young carer, directly to Action for Carers. (Adult carers can also refer themselves, on our registration form.)

You’ll also find information and links on The Carer’s Prescription, an on-line single referral for health care professionals to support Surrey’s carers.

Detailed information for professionals

See our targeted information for different groups of professionals below: GPs, School and Colleges staff, Health and Social Care teams and Employers.

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Information for different groups of professionals.

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GPs have a crucial role to play in identifying carers and ensuring they get the help they need.

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Education professionals

In schools and colleges, teachers and lecturers will encounter many young carers. There's a great deal that can be done to support them.


Most employers will have carers in their workforce. Supporting carers well benefits them - and you.

Training for you

Action for Carers runs free workshops for Surrey professionals to improve their understanding of carers.

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