How we help

How we help

We are here to help carers of all ages, right across Surrey, with information, emotional support, and advice. If you are looking after a friend or family member who couldn’t manage without your help, we can support you. Please get in touch.

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Do you look after someone who couldn’t manage without you?

Are you looking after a partner, child, friend or relative who needs support because of frailty, disability, a health condition, mental illness, or alcohol/substance misuse? Is this care unpaid?

If this sounds like you, then you are a carer.

Caring can take its toll both mentally and physically. It is possible that your own health may suffer because of your caring responsibilities.

But Action for Carers is here to help. We have a range of services to support you in your caring role – they are free, and confidential. And we can signpost you to further sources of help and information.

How we help

One to one support

  • We have a wide range of direct, one-to-one services, including our Action for Carers Helpline. The phones are staffed by friendly and experienced Advisors, experts in caring matters, who can talk through your issues and offer advice and support.
  • We also have Carer Support Advisors working Surrey-wide, in four teams – North West, South West, Mid and East Surrey – who can offer one-to-one support, and who also organise local events and activities.
  • Our Advisors can offer advice and information, assist with forms, and provide advocacy, as well as give emotional support.
  • If you have to help the person you care for physically, our Moving and Handling team can help.
  • And if the person you care for is in one of Surrey’s five main hospitals, we have Hospital Advisors there too, to ensure you get the best support and care.
  • For  anyone in Surrey caring for someone who is currently serving, a reservist or veteran, or an armed forces family member we also have specialist information and support.
  • As well as this, we also run 40+ Support Groups across the county every month, and have various workshops and information events to help you in your caring role.

Find out more about all our support by clicking below.

One-to-one support

Money worries

Sadly, caring can affect your finances. Find out more about the financial support available.

Money matters

Practical support

There’s a whole load of practical issues to consider as a carer – from support from social services, to transport matters and work. Read more on our practical support pages.

Practical support


It’s so important that you look after yourself as a carer. Read about breaks, emotions, your health, and more in our wellbeing section.


Using your voice

As well as supporting you, we help carers have their say on matters important to them – to help improve the lives of all carers.

Younger carers

And don’t forget, we have specialist support for young carers (under 18) and young adult carers (18-24) too.

Other ways we help


Use your voice

Speak up at consultations and campaigns to make a difference to services and support for carers locally and nationally.

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Have a look at our events page to find activities for carers to provide information relevant to your caring situation, or a chance to relax.

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Support Groups

Join one of our varied Support Groups now running each month on Zoom.


Register with us for free to access all the help and support we offer carers in Surrey.

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