Looking after someone – a close family member, other relative or friend – can be hard. Carers can find themselves overwhelmed at times, isolated and unsure where to go for help. But there is a whole host of support for carers in Surrey, including Action for Carers – supporting carers of all ages, right across the county.
And this June (10th-16th) we are recognising the role of Surrey’s 115,000 carers as part of Carers Week, working in partnership with Surrey County Council, Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust and the Guilford Diocese. We all want to remind carers that they’re not alone – there is lots of help out there, and opportunities to connect with other people in similar positions, like Action for Carers’ friendly and welcoming support groups: https://www.actionforcarers.org.uk/events/action-carers-support-groups/ Or if your caring role means it’s hard to get out, you can find lots of free digital tools and resources on line www.surreycc.gov.uk/supportforcarers (use the free access code DGTL3562).
Action for Carers will be out and about across the county during the Week, sometimes in partnership with SCC and others, offering support, information, or just a friendly chat. We’d be pleased to see carers to talk about any help or advice they need. Please pop along to any of these events!
ALL WEEK – 10-14 June – Information stand at East Surrey Hospital (East Entrance).
ALL WEEK— 10-14 June – Information stand at St Peters Hospital.
ALL WEEK— 10-14 June – Information stand at Epsom District Hospital.
MONDAY 10 June — Armed Forces Carers ‘What’s out there for you?’, Ash Centre, Ash Hill Road, Ash GU12 5DP, 9.30am-12. For carers who are Armed Forces Personnel, Serving, Reservists, Veterans and their families, come and chat to us about the support and services available.
TUESDAY 11 June – Information stand at Frimley Park Hospital from 10am-12pm.
TUESDAY 11 June – Information stand at the Royal Surrey Hospital from 9am-2pm.
TUESDAY 11 June – Information, advice and support day, Farnham Hospital and Centre for Health Hale Road, Farnham GU9 9QL, from 10am-3pm.
WEDNESDAY 12 June — Information Stand at Caterham Dene Hospital.
WEDNESDAY 12 June – Information, advice and support stall, The Haslewey Centre, Lion Green, Haslemere.
THURSDAY 13 June – Meet the Carers Advisers, Cranleigh Market (outside the Co-op) 9.30am-1.30pm.
THURSDAY 13 June – Information, advice and support stall, Guildford Waitrose, York Road, Guildford, 11am-1pm.
THURSDAY 13 June – Information, advice and support stall, The Meadows in Sandhurst, 10am-2pm.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
Barbara Cormie, Marketing and Communications Manager, Action for Carers Surrey
Mobile 07966 396217 | Email [email protected]