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

Armed Forces Carers

We have specialist information and support available to anyone in Surrey who is caring for someone who is currently serving, a reservist or veteran, or an armed forces family member.

Armed Forces carers support

Provides confidential, bespoke, individual information, advice and guidance for the armed forces community whether you are still serving , a family member, a young carer, ex-services, a veteran or a Reservist. 

Information on services available:

  • Signposting referrals to other organisations who can help.
  • Support groups.
  • Wellbeing and training events.
  • Benefits.

Armed Forces young carers

If you’re a young carer, supporting a sibling, parent or other family member and one of your family is serving, a reservist or veteran, you may need help.

You could be worried about:

  • Those who you care for – if you’re not about
  • A family member who is away on tour, while you’re caring for those at home.
  • Are you moving schools regularly?
  • Are you missing school, or falling behind, due to your caring responsibilities.
  • Do you feel isolated and not able to access social activities?

 Codename Carer

'Codename Carers’ is an animated film  which aims to help young carers self-identify and recognise that there is specialised support available for them – as well as make armed forces personnel, schools, professionals and voluntary bodies aware of the existence of young carers in the armed forces environment.

You can view the video below and find out more about Codename Carers here.

If you would like to view a version of Codename Carers with Nepali subtitles, please click here.

Care Information Pathways for the Surrey Armed Forces Community

Forces Connect South East is a partnership across Hampshire, Kent & Medway, Surrey and Sussex to promote understanding and awareness within public authorities and related sectors, including health, of the issues which affect the Armed Forces community in the South East.

Forces Connect South East have informantion on the following:

  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Alcohol and substance misuse
  • Carers and Families
  • Social Care
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Criminal Justice
Find more on Forces Connect South East here