Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care

Surrey County Council has 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 vision

"Supporting people to live their best life"

People live their best life by connecting to their communities, embracing supportive technology and accessing joined-up support and care when needed, which delivers what matters to them.

Delivering this vision will mean residents:

  • Are informed and able, or have the support, to make decisions about their lives
  • Are enabled to be active, independent and have good wellbeing
  • Are connected to their communities.

Adult Social Care ambitions

  • Developing an innovative, high-quality prevention approach, underpinned by an accessible digital offer for those residents who are able to self-serve to access information and advice on demand and personalised support for those who need it
  • Transforming Surrey's reablement offer to support all people, from the community and following hospital discharge, who would benefit from personalised support to achieve their goals and to gain or re-gain skills, confidence and independence
  • Improving mental health outcomes to maximise independence for Surrey's people through better early intervention, prevention, targeted and long-term support
  • Delivering with partners modern, technology-enabled homes and accommodation models with the right care and support to enable people to live as independently as possible
  • Working together as an effective and financially sustainable system, with place-based partners and residents to co-produce services, to deliver good outcomes for people, support them to access health and social care at the right time and in the right place
  • Working in partnership to improve outcomes for young people in transition to adulthood to maximise their independence and live their best life
  • Enhancing our commitment to consistent strengths-based approaches to prevent, reduce and delay reliance on, and demand for, long-term care
  • Creating the environment for staff to develop, progress their careers and thrive in a respectful, inclusive workplace with a supportive culture.

Key support areas you can find useful information on:

Senior leaders in Adult Social Care

  • Executive Director, Adults, Wellbeing and Health Partnerships – Helen Coombes
  • Strategic Director Transformation, Assurance and Integration – Sarah Kershaw
  • Chief Operating Officer - Liz Uliasz
  • Area Director (Mid and East Surrey) - Paul Richards
  • Area Director (South West Surrey) Wendy Hale
  • Area Director (North West Surrey) Wendy Hale
  • Assistant Director Safeguarding and Assurance - Luke Addams
  • Director Disabilities - Fadzai Tande
  • Director Integrated Commissioning - Jonathan Lillistone
  • Head of Continuing Care - Paul Morgan
  • Director Public Health - Ruth Hutchinson

For general enquiries, please contact Adult Social Care.

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.

For more information see Surrey Coroner.

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