March 3rd, 2015
South East Surrey Forum
Wednesday 25th February 2015
Kingswood Golf and Country Club,
Sandy Lane, Kingswood, Tadworth, KT20 6NE
In conjunction with Mole Valley, East Surrey, Elmbridge and Epsom Carers Support.
With unprecendently high demand, we'd like thank everyone who attended our recent SE Surrey Forum in Kingswood. We'd particularly like to thank all our speakers and workshop facilitators, (listed below with presentation downloads) and Elaine Machin, chair of Mole Valley Carers Support, who magnificently chaired the day.
Jane Thornton, CEO Action for Carers Surrey, opened proceedings with an update on what we've been doing on carers' behalves over the last few months. You can download it here.
Our key speaker was John Bangs, Senior Commissioning Manager Carers, Adult Social Care, Surrey County Council, explaining the incoming Care Act and how it may affect you. John's full presentation can be downloaded here.
Our workshops were as follows:
Changes to the assessment process under the new Care Bill
Mikki Verderame, Carers Practice Development Manager,Surrey County Council Social Care
Carers UK's publication on Assessments can be downloaded here
Support available in your area for carers of those with mental health issues
Julie Cook, Senior Practice Lead, Operational Change - Mental Health, Surrey County Council. Download coming soon.
Are you claiming all the benefits you’re entitled to?
Carol Gibbs, Senior Welfare Rights Advisor, Surrey Welfare Rights Unit. Download here
Our next event for carers is our Annual Conference on Tuesday 9th June 2015 at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking. Programme to be finalised soon.
In the meantime, if you have any ideas for topics you'd like to see covered in our Conference workshops, please don't hesitate to drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01483 302748.
We look forward to seeing you there.