Surrey Carers Strategy Consultation
Surrey County Council and the NHS in Surrey have opened a NEW survey (open November 2020, closing January 3) to help finalise the draft Surrey Carers Strategy 2021-24.
Calling all carers
This survey will help shape the support that is offered to carers in Surrey
Surrey County Council and local NHS organisations want to hear your views on the Carers’ Strategy which sets out how services will improve carers’ lives.
The Surrey Carers Strategy 2021-24 outlines the values and priorities which will underpin support for carers in Surrey and details a number of commitments including a new Surrey Carers Health Check Voucher and greater support for working carers.
Even more carers due to pandemic
With more and more people taking on caring roles due to the pandemic, the county council and Surrey clinical commissioning groups are seeking as many views as possible on the draft plan – including from residents who may not have previously considered themselves carers.
Current and former carers
Alison Griffiths, the carers’ champion for Surrey County Council’s Cabinet, said: “Surrey’s unpaid carers – daughters, sons, partners, friends and neighbours – are nothing short of heroic and the contribution they make to this county is enormous. The selfless care they provide holds families together and enables tens of thousands of people across Surrey to get the most out of life despite illness, frailty or disability.
“This strategy aims to make Surrey a better place for carers and those they care for. We want to hear from as many carers as possible, both past and present, about our draft document to make sure we’re getting things right. The input we receive will help us shape the services that are offered to carers of all ages in future.”
Carers have until 3 January to complete the short survey on the draft strategy on the Surrey Says website. Hard copies can be printed and accessible versions of the survey including Easy Read are also available.