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Advice for carers

As well as contacting your local church and GP surgery to find out what support and advice they have to offer to carers, ​try some of the suggestions given below.

 

Resources

Surrey County Council has joined forces with Carers UK to put together a ‘Digital Resource for Carers’ to give carers easy access to a range of information, help and support – available through your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

It includes resilience training for carers; access to the ‘Jointly’ care coordination app; guides for new carers, carers’ rights and nutrition; plus a range of other information and support.

It is free to join – all you have to do is go to www.carersdigital.org click on ‘create new account’ with your email address and a password, and enter the code DGTL3562

Surrey County Council have also recently launched

Adult Social Care Online

; a suite of online checklists and self-assessments to provide residents with more ways to access support and information.

Available 24/7 at www.surreycc.gov.uk/adultsocialcareonline it will:

 tell people if they are likely to qualify for social care support;

  • signpost people to local services that are relevant to their needs;
  • help people to decide whether to continue with a more detailed assessment; and
  • tell people if they are likely to have to pay for support, and estimate how much that may be.

Surrey Recovery College

The college offers courses and workshops to help people recover and improve health and wellbeing. This includes courses in relation to a range of psychological, mental and physical health conditions.  Click here to access http://www.sabp.nhs.uk/recovery/recovery-college

Benefits Checker

Benefits checker – you can check what benefits you may be entitled to, and the amount you should receive here  https://www.entitledto.co.uk/

Care Providers & Care Homes in Surrey

Surrey Care Services Directory 2017/18 – care providers and care homes in Surrey.

A comprehensive guide to adult care in Surrey. Written in conjunction with Surrey Council Adult Social Care, the care home directory provides information on accessing care services from the council, finding care in Surrey, and working out what you will have to pay.

 

Recommended reading

Diocese of Guildford Carers Leaflet

Tips for Carers - by Michael Hydon

Care Funding Guidance

Support groups

The links below list ​local carer support groups:

Surrey:

Contact details for Local carer support enquiries across Surrey

http://www.actionforcarers.org.uk/getting-help/support-near-you/

https://www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk/Categories/57/Are-you-looking-afte

Hampshire​:

https://connectsupport.hants.gov.uk/s4s/WhereILive/Council?pageId=2558

 

Mental Health Support Resources  please scroll down listing on page

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