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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 maintain people's independence and wellbeing through personalised care and support and by working collaboratively with our partners to deliver better outcomes at less cost.

Delivering this vision will mean people in Surrey;

  • Stay healthy and are supported to live in their local community with choice and control
  • Know about and can access information and services to help prevent and postpone the need for care and support
  • Experience social care that is responsive to their needs and seamless between different parts of the system
  • Remain safe and feel satisfied with the quality of their care and support

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
  • Interim Executive Director for Adult Social Care: Simon White
  • Deputy Director (Adult Social Care): Liz Uliasz
  • Area Director (East Surrey): Sonya Sellar
  • Area Director (North West Surrey): Michelle Head
  • Area Director (Mid Surrey): Sonya Sellar
  • Area Director (Surrey Heath): Michelle Head
  • Area Director (Guildford and Waverley): Liz Uliasz
  • Area Director (Service Delivery): Chris Hastings
  • Assistant Director (Learning Disability and Autism): Peter Tempest
  • Assistant Director (Commissioning): Mike Boyle
  • Assistant Director (Mental Health): Jana Burton
  • Deputy Director Transformation, Surrey Heartlands STP: Justin Newman

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