Advice and support services for staff

  • App for Carers
    Jointly is an innovative mobile and online app to support carers who are residents in Surrey or who work for the Council. Jointly is offered free of charge and is designed to make caring a little easier, less stressful and more organised by making communication and coordination between those who share the care as easy as a text message.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
    The Employee Assistance Programme, provided by Care First, offers advice, support and helpful information on personal, family, work, financial, legal and health issues, plus one to one counselling. The programme is free and confidential. It is available for staff (SCC, Fire and Rescue and some schools as a take and pay service) and can be called as many times on as many issues as needed. Call the helpline (Freephone: 0800 174 319). For more information and login details for the Care First website, search 'Employee assistance' on SCC Info.
  • Fostering and adoption support
    Have you ever considered fostering or adopting looked after children? Ring us on 08000 969626 if you'd like to discuss it further
  • Housing
  • If you want to purchase a home of your own, but can't afford to buy on the open market, Help to Buy could be your way onto the property ladder. The Government has created the Help to Buy scheme to help you take your first steps into home ownership. More information about the scheme can be found on the Help to Buy East and South East website.
  • Money Advice Service
    The Money Advice Service is an independent advice organisation, here to help everyone understand and manage their money better.
  • Boom! Credit Union
    Boom! Credit Union is an alternative to pay day loans, offering instant access to loans and encourages borrowers to save as they borrow. This is a community bank for all who live or work in West Sussex or Surrey.
  • Whistleblowing (Navex Global)
    Are you being bullied or want to report a serious concern? Staff are encouraged to use an external, independent and confidential service provided by Navex Global (external company) helpline Freephone: 0800 069 8180.

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