Action for Carers Surrey
Enabling carers to have a voice and realise a life outside caring

Moving and Handling

Looking after an adult or child with limited mobility can impact on carers’ own health if moving and handling is not carried out correctly. Backs, joints and soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons and muscles are particularly vulnerable to accumulative strain.  This applies to all carers regardless of physical strength or age. There are techniques and tools to help carers and Action for Carers Surrey has a dedicated Moving and Handling team which works in the community to help carers learn how to limit the risk.

If you would like help from our team, please download and complete the referral form below and email it to

Moving and Handling Self Referral Form