Surrey County Council has launched a new campaign to help carers access support and information. The campaign tactics include magazine and radio advertising, social media activity, large outdoor posters, printed posters, postcards and bookmarks to be distributed in health settings and across the community.
The campaign focus is on making sure carers know support is available and where they can find it.
The carer support service run by Action for Carers Surrey can put you in touch with local services for yourself and the person you care for, including local support groups and social events as well as training and advocacy. If you’re under 18 they will connect you with Surrey Young Carers.
So if you are a carer – or you know someone who is – the first step to finding support is to visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/carersupport. There’s a range of support available for carers in Surrey:
- Find independent carer support from Action for Carers Surrey.
- Use free digital resources that might help make your caring situation a little easier.
- See what financial benefits you may be entitled to as a carer
There’s also financial information and a range of apps and online tools that have been designed by carers – you can even complete a carer’s assessment online and find out if you are likely to be eligible for social care support.