Are you looking after someone?

 

"Carers look after family, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. The care they provide is unpaid", - Carers (UK) definition.

 

This section includes information and services specifically to support you as a carer.

 

Carers have the right to an assessment of their needs. To arrange for an assessment contact Surrey County Council Adult Social Care on 0300 200 1005.

 

If you would like to be guided through the options for this category please use the Step by Step menu situated at the bottom of this screen.

 

Digital tools to support you

Carers UK provide carers in Surrey access to a wide range of digital tools and essential resources that may help make your caring situation easier.

 

You can access the digital tools for free via the Carers UK website (Your Free Access Code is: DGTL3562) or use the links below to get more information:

  • Upfront a simple tool to support you to navigate the benefits and entitlements system. Fill in your details, spend a couple of minutes answering questions and you'll be guided  to the information you need.
  • Jointly - an app which helps you manage and coordinate activities and share information between those who you share the care with.
  • E-learning - a variety of courses which aims to help you identify and find resources, technology and sources of support to help you in your caring responsibilities.

Information and Guidance

Social prescribing is a service that helps people find out about opportunities in their local community that could help them to improve their health and wellbeing.

 

There are a number of local social prescribing services operating in Surrey which are free to use, although some of the opportunities or support you are signposted to may carry a charge. The service will discuss this with you and help you find opportunities that are affordable for you. There is a huge range of free support options available in communities which the social prescribing service will help you find and access.

 

For further details including how to access your local social prescribing service, please visit the Social Prescribing Information Page

 

  • Action for Carers Surrey

    Find carers support groups, taking a break and information on back care training

  • Crossroads Care Surrey

    Crossroads Care Surrey is a leading, registered Charity providing vital respite breaks to unpaid Carers in the County.

  • Surrey Young Carers

    Support and advice for carers under age 18

  • Carers Direct

    Information and advice on caring issues

  • Carers UK

    Information and advice on caring issues

  • End of life care information
  • Caring to the end is an online resource brings together a wealth of practical, legal and financial information for Surrey carers who are caring or who have just lost a loved one, as well as advice on coping with grief and where to go for support after caring. It also includes specific information targeted towards young carers and parent carers.

Carers' assessment

If you look after someone you have the right to ask for a carer's assessment by completing our online carers' support needs assessment at any time. A carer's assessment looks at the impact your caring responsibilities have on your life and what social care support you might be eligible for.

 

If you are eligible for support from us your needs could be met by a range of options, including paid services and services provided by the voluntary sector. If you are not eligible we will give you information and advice on where you can get the help you want.