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Are you a carer for a relative or friend?

Published: 15 September 2021

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Take a look at how we plan on better supporting unpaid carers

Do you look after a family member or friend who needs your help because they are ill, frail or disabled? Is the care you provide unpaid?

There are currently approximately 115,000 carers in the county and Surrey County Council along with the NHS in Surrey have launched a new plan to improve the support for the growing number of carers in Surrey.

Supporting unpaid carers

The Surrey Carers Strategy 2021-2024 pledges a commitment to improve and develop services to better support unpaid carers over the next three years. We're pledging to make sure they are identified, recognised, respected as partners in care, and offered advice and support if needed at the earliest opportunity is at the centre of the strategy

Unpaid carers, who hold families together, carry out a vitally important role. People may not see themselves as carers, instead seeing caring as an extension of their family role: daughters, sons, or partners, for example, doing what families and friends do.

The video below outlines how we aim to better support carers or you can read the Surrey Carers Strategy 2021 - 2024 plan.

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