Sources of care and support information
This page outlines Surrey-wide information and advice resources about health and social care to help you to support residents.
For a more comprehensive directory of local services, please visit Surrey Information Point.
- Surrey Information Point
An online directory with over 3,500 local services and a range of information pages for reliable care, community and health information. Includes an extensive mental health directory as well as specific support and information on the following topics:
- Age UK Surrey
An independent charity working in Surrey to offer support and services to older people and carers.
- Alzheimer's Society Surrey
A charity running a variety of services and programmes for people with dementia and their carers across Surrey, including dementia support and information.
- Citizens Advice
A consortium of the 14 Citizens Advice centres in Surrey, acting as a single point of contact for working together to help improve peoples' lives across the county.
- Healthwatch Surrey
An independent organisation that gives Surrey residents a voice to improve and shape health and social care services.
- Family Information Service
An impartial information service for families with children aged 0-19 (up to 25 for young people with a disability or special educational need).
A site bringing together data from key stakeholders across Surrey, made accessible to startups, citizens, and communities.
- Surrey borough and district councils
Surrey has a two tier system of local government, including the county council and the 11 district and borough councils. Local councils provide a range of preventative community support services (PDF) to help people stay independent, safe and well.
- Surrey Choices
Offering day and community support services, supported employment, enhanced home living and support, training and skills for independence, and a professional social work practice team.
- Adult Social Care Online
Surrey residents can use simple online tools to easily find out if they might be eligible for social care support and if they will need to pay.
- Benefit system guide for GPs
A short guide explaining the main benefits and services provided by DWP aimed primarily at general practitioners, though other healthcare professionals may also find it useful.
- Publications library
Surrey County Council's current adult social care leaflets available to download, including details of how to order printed copies.
- SEND Surrey Local Offer
Information and services for young people in Surrey with special educational needs and disabilities, their families and professionals.
- Surrey Care Services Directory
A directory guide to adult care providers and care homes in Surrey, providing information on accessing care services from the council, finding care in Surrey, and working out the costs.
- Clinical commissioning groups
There are six clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local areas within Surrey.
- Healthy Surrey
Key public health information for Surrey residents to improve health and wellbeing, as well as relevant seasonal information to support professionals.
- NHS Choices
A comprehensive information service from the National Health Service, including details of local services such as pharmacists, opticians and dentists.
- Mental health provider
There is one mental health trust in Surrey providing support to improve the mental health of local residents.
A provider of advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
- Patient Information Forum
The UK membership organisation and network for people working in, and involved with, healthcare information and support.
- Public Health England Campaign Resource Centre
A resource providing a wide range of materials to deliver public health marketing campaigns on a local level.
- Practical support for people with disabilities
Help and information to support people with learning disabilities, autism, physical, hearing, visual impairments and long term conditions.
- Sight for Surrey
A charity offering a lifetime of support for people who are blind or partially sighted, deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.
- Surrey Health Action
A website promoting good health for people with learning disabilities, including easy read template appointment letters and autism factsheets.
- Surrey Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Boards
The Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Boards work together so that people with a learning disability and/or autism can have a voice, be safe, be informed, remain healthy and confident as part of their community.
- Action for Carers Surrey
A charity which provides free, independent information, advice and support to carers of all ages across Surrey.
- Support for carers
Help and information for people who look after a family member, partner or friend because they are ill, frail or have a disability, without being paid to do so.