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.
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.
Diocese of Guildford Carers Leaflet
Tips for Carers - by Michael Hydon
Care Funding Guidance
The links below list local carer support groups:
Contact details for Local carer support enquiries across Surrey