If you look after someone because they are ill, frail or have a disability, you have the right to a carer’s assessment to identify your own support needs. Request one by completing the online self-assessment form.
If you are struggling with everyday tasks, then simple equipment, practical aids, new technology or small changes to your home can make the difference between living independently and needing someone to help you or it can make caring for someone easier.
Red Cross Equipment
The British Red Cross Surrey operate a short term equipment loan scheme from their Woking Office.
Telephone: 03448 711 111
Action for Carers
Provides free, independent information, advice and access to support to carers of all ages across Surrey.
Telephone: 0303 040 1234
Text: 07714 075993
Crossroads Care Surrey
Crossroads Care Surrey in partnership with Surrey County Council and the NHS provide a range of support for carers who might need a break, time for themselves, enjoy a hobby or just a chat with other carers.
Telephone: 01372 869970
Surrey Information Point
For local carers information and support for you and your family including health, getting around, looking after someone, and things to do.
COVID-19 remote monitoring support for older people with mental ill-health and their carers
The TIHM Monitoring Service is a new, free NHS service that is remotely monitoring the health of older people with mental ill-health and their carers during Covid-19.
The service, which is currently accepting referrals, is free of charge and available to people of any age diagnosed with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and people aged 65 and over who have a diagnosis of depression and/or anxiety.
Surrey Carers Invited to Have Their Say on the Support They Need by SCC
People who provide unpaid care to others are being invited to have their say on the support they need for themselves as new figures suggested that 32,000 more Surrey residents are now carers due to the pandemic. Surrey County Council and local NHS organisations have produced a draft three-year carers’ strategy which sets out how.
For more information, please see Surrey News: Surrey Carers Invited to Have Their Say on the Support They Need by SCC.
Surrey Young Carers
Provides a range of support depending on your situation, from activities to provide time out from your caring role and meet children in a similar position, to more intensive groups and tailored one-to-one help.
Telephone: 01483 568 269
Offers information, advice and support to carers as well as providing access to a range of digital tools and essential resources that may help make your caring situation easier.
Use the Surrey Free Access Code to use the digital resources: DGTL3562
Telephone: 0808 808 7777