Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership and partners have published the Surrey Carers' Strategy 2021 to 2024 which pledges their commitment to improve and develop services to better support unpaid carers. Surrey Heartlands is a partnership of health and care organisations working together to improve local services and support people to live healthier lives. It includes Surrey County Council and local NHS organisations and works closely with Healthwatch Surrey and voluntary, community and faith organisations.
Unpaid carers 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 Surrey Carers' Strategy 2021 to 2024 sets out values and priorities for the next three years, reaffirming the commitment and determination to help carers continue caring if they are willing and able, and to support their health and wellbeing by achieving outcomes they have identified that matter most to them. This strategy has been developed in line with 'Together for Carers', a memorandum of understanding between health and social care and a wide range of partners to work together to enhance support for carers of all ages.
Our video explains what the strategy is trying to achieve in supporting carers in Surrey.
Files available to download
- Surrey Carers Strategy 2021 to 2024 (PDF)
The strategy sets out our values and priorities, reaffirming the commitment and determination to help carers continue caring if they are willing and able, and to support their health and wellbeing.