Useful contacts

Useful contacts

Organisations and contact details of help to you as a carer - both for caring matters and related to the condition of the person you care for.

Useful contacts

Where appropriate, we’ve added additional information and links related to COVID.

Action for Carers

0303 040 1234 (text us on 07714 075993)
Email CarerSupport@actionforcarers.org.uk

Our Carer Information Centre is open 9am-5pm, Monday, Thursday and Friday,
and 9am-6pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Surrey Young Carers service – call 01483 568269
Email syc@actionforcarers.org.uk

NHS and Surrey County Council

NHS 111 Service – 111

Surrey Adult Social Care Line – 0300 200 1005

Surrey Children Social Care Line – 0300 470 9100 (option 1+2)

Surrey SEND Information Advice & Support Service 01737 737300

Mental Health Carers – 020 8547 8030

Social Service Out of hours emergency line – 01483 517 898

Surrey County Council Community Helpline 0300 200 1008 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
This is a new service where Advisors will let you know of trusted services that can help with things like picking up medication or doing your shopping.

You’ll find specific advice for carers on the Government’s Department of Health and Social Care website.

Other charities

Age UK Surrey – 01483 503 414

Alzheimer’s UK0300 222 11 22

Asthma UK – 0300 222 5800
Specific guidance on Asthma and Coronavirus here.

British Heart Foundation – 0300 330 3311
Specific guidance on heart conditions and Coronavirus here.

British Lung Foundation 03000 030 555
Specific guidance on lung conditions and Coronavirus here.

Citizens Advice Centres – 03444 111 444
Specific advice on managing during Coronavirus here.

Crossroads Care Surrey – 01372 869970

Cystic Fibrosis Trust – 0300 373 1000

Dementia and Black and Minority Ethnic Carers – National dementia and Black and Minority Ethnic  group, Meri Yaadain have worked with Dementia UK to create a guide for COVID for  BAME families and carers

Diabetes UK – 0345 123 2399

Domestic Abuse – various, for men and women, listed here

Eating Disorders – a helpful guide for coping ‘First Steps ED_Self_Care during COVID-19.

Macmillan Cancer Support 0808 808 00 00

National Autistic Society – 0808 800 4104
And Challenging Difficult Behaviour

Parkinson’s UK – 0808 800 0303

Rethink Mental Illnessadvice for carers of people with severe mental illness

Samaritans – 116123 (calls do not appear on bills)
Specific guidance on mental health during Coronavirus here

Working Families