Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care

At Surrey County Council, we have a responsibility to support, care for and protect the most vulnerable people in the community, as well as providing information and advice to all Surrey residents.

Adult Social Care

Our vision for Adult Social Care is to promote people's independence and wellbeing, through personalised care and support that focuses upon their strengths, the outcomes they want to achieve and enables choice and control.

Delivering this vision will mean residents:

  • Have access to information, advice and support in the community to help themselves and each other
  • Build upon their strengths, with the same hopes and aspirations as everyone to work and to live independently
  • Are supported to regain their skills and confidence after an illness or injury, so they can do things for themselves and stay independent
  • Feel safe and experience health, social care and community partners working together to meet their needs

Key support areas you can find useful information on:

Public Health

The Public Health team works across a number of key areas of health improvement and protection for the population of Surrey. Many of these services are commissioned from third-parties from across the NHS, local government, voluntary and private sectors. The key areas Public Health support are:

  • Breastfeeding
  • National child measurement programme
  • Children and young people (aged 0 to 19 years)
  • Healthy child programme
  • Dental public health
  • Obesity and weight reduction services
  • Health checks
  • Sexual health services
  • Stopping smoking
  • Drug and alcohol support services
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Physical activity
  • Workplace health
  • Preventing excess winter deaths

For more information about why public health is important and Surrey's public health registrar placements, see About public health

Surrey Coroner

The coroner is a doctor or lawyer responsible for investigating deaths in particular situations and can also arrange for a post-mortem examination of the body, if necessary. An inquest is a legal inquiry into the causes and circumstances of a death.

The Surrey Coroner is Richard Travers, assisted by an Area Coroner, Simon Wickens and Assistant Coroners. They deal with cases at the coroner's court in Woking, under the direction of the coroner, reporting and referring to him.

Senior managers in the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care

  • Director for Public Health (Acting): Ruth Hutchinson
  • Joint Executive Director Adult Social Care and Integrated Commissioning: Liz Bruce
  • Deputy Director (Adult Social Care): Liz Uliasz
  • Area Director (East Surrey): Avril Mayhew
  • Area Director (North West Surrey): Michelle Head
  • Area Director (Mid Surrey): Lorraine Branch
  • Area Director (Surrey Heath): Michelle Head
  • Area Director (Guildford and Waverley): Wendy Hale
  • Area Director (Service Delivery): Chris Hastings
  • Assistant Director (Learning Disability and Autism): Steve Hook
  • Assistant Director (Commissioning): Jonathan Lillistone
  • Assistant Director (Mental Health): Liz Uliasz

For general enquiries, please contact Adult Social Care. You can also make a comment or enquiry online via our online enquiry form.