Find out about the consultations on issues affecting carers that are running in Surrey and nationally. Some we run, however many are from external organisations but we think they're relevant to you!

Consultations – your chance to have your say!

Consultations are your opportunity to have a voice on local and national issues affecting carers.  If consultations are currently taking place you can follow the links to take part, many of these are run by other organisations but we think they are relevant to Surrey’s carers. (And you can find all of Surrey County Council’s current consultations, on ALL topics, here.)

Your view really does matter and together we can plan what support looks like for carers now and in the future.

Most importantly at the moment, we need YOUR feedback on caring in Surrey to help shape the Surrey Carers Strategy, please take time to visit the consultation here.

Consultations in Surrey

Below are some of the consultations currently running in Surrey, some are from us but many are from external organisations consulting on issues affecting carers - add your voice!

elderly couple kissing

Surrey Carers Strategy Consultation

Surrey County Council and the NHS in Surrey want YOUR views on services for carers. What works for you? What doesn't? What do you think of Action for Carers's services? What's most important to you? We need you to feedback.

East Surrey Hospital

East Surrey Hospital are looking for people who have had recent experience of using and/or caring for someone who uses East Surrey services/psychiatric liaison to take part in a five day improvement event focused on developing the new hospital. You'd need to attend all five days (possibly virtual) 12-16 October. Please email

SEND Surrey Logo

Website consultation for SEND Surrey

Young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND), their parent/carers and the practitioners supporting them, can now share their views and experiences of the Surrey Local Offer website, to help develop a better website.

Surrey's Independent Mental Health Network logo

Mental Health Support during the coronavirus

Surrey's Independent Mental Health Network are carrying out a short survey regarding mental health crisis support during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Please click to complete the survey.

Care working supporting older lady at home

Home-care views sought

SCC will be re-tendering its contracts for the provision of home-based care soon and wants to review the service and what people need. If you currently receive the home care service please give your views in the online Survey (There are alternate versions (eg large print) available, and you can call 0300 200 1005 for a postal copy.) CLOSES 25th October.

Active Surrey survey grandparents outside

A Physical Activity Strategy for Surrey

Active Surrey are beginning to develop a new physical activity strategy for the county. With this in mind they’re asking a wide range of people some questions to try and draw out the role and importance of movement/physical activity in people’s lives. They are particularly keen to hear from carers.

Consultations running nationally

There are also consultations running across the whole of the UK on issues affecting carers...


Loved ones in care homes

Hull University is looking into people’s experiences of keeping in touch with families and friends while care homes have been closed to visitors. It asks about things that have worked well and helped them stay in touch, as well as things that did not work well.


Carers UK survey into caring during COVID

This new survey designed to understand how COVID continues to impact carers’ lives, following on from our previous survey, ‘Caring Behind Closed Doors’. Moving toward winter, they want to campaign to ensure carers get all the support they need. Open until 27th September.


Carers Trust's survey into social care

Carers Trust's new survey aims to find out what support carers need from government to help them in their caring role, and how social care reform could support carers more effectively. The findings of the survey will help inform Carers Trust campaign to improve the future support available to carers from the government. Open until 18 October.

Further opportunities for carers

Here you’ll find details of more opportunities to add your voice to carer related issues.

End of life – dementia, lung cancer or pulmonary fibrosis

Researchers from the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London are researching to understand how and why patients and their loved ones make decisions about end of life care.

They are looking to interview people who have cared for or supported someone in their last year of life who had dementia, lung cancer or pulmonary fibrosis.

Interviews will last 60 minutes over voice or video call at a time to suit you. You will be asked about your experiences of caring for someone at the end of their life. We will also ask you about what their health and/or social care was like and how decisions were made about their care.

After the interview, you will be given some information about sources of support. You will also be given a £50 voucher for taking part. If you’d like to participate, or would like more information, please contact Cat  at

COVID and Health for people from Nepalese or Indian backgrounds

Nepalese and Indian background studyBrighton and Sussex Medical School are looking for people 65+ or those living with someone 65+ who are from Nepalese or Indian backgrounds to find out about their experiences and health needs around COVID-19. They are looking for people to interview from Surrey, Kent and Sussex. If you are interested, please email or call on 07896 182850.




Register with us

Register for free to get some advice and support on how to look after yourself in your caring role.