Carersnet and Action For Carers

Carersnet

Carersnet is a website for Carers and providers of health and Social Services, voluntary organisations and the business sector.

Although the site contains much information about Surrey based services it is also intended as a resource for Carers across the world. Carersnet is Carer led and Carers are involved in the planning and the running of the site.

Carersnet contains regularly updated information and advice on the following:

  • View information on Local Carers Support
  • National Carers Organisations
  • Action for Carers and Employment
  • Young Carers
  • Taking a break - Respite Care
  • Social Services and Carers
  • Health Matters
  • Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • Transport
  • Information about Carers rights and expectations, the Carers Act, the National Carers Strategy and the Carers Code
  • Benefits Information
  • Resource Information For Parent Carers in Surrey
  • Numerous links to other useful sites

Carersnet hope you enjoy visiting there site and welcome any comments or suggestions about its content or design - a feedback form is included on the site. Alternatively, if you would like to help with the continued development of the site and

  • Live in or around Surrey
  • Are a Carer yourself or have an interest in Carer issues
  • Are familiar with the internet

Care Radio
The site is also the home of Care Radio the radio station for Carers. Monthly broadcasts from Care Radio can be downloaded from the site. This unique radio station can be accessed by Carers twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week.

Young Carers
Young Carers are children and young people, up to the age of 18, who look after someone who has a disability or long terms illness. Young Carers may care for parents, brother and sisters, or other family members or friends.

The Surrey Young Carers Site is a special area designed specifically with young carers in mind contains information, advice, games and competitions.

www.surrey-youngcarers.org.uk

 

Action for Carers (Surrey)

Action for Carers support carers aged 5-95, right across Surrey, with information, support and advice.

They can support you by phone, through face-to-face meetings, support groups and workshops. They can help with benefits advice, advocacy, give practical guidance on moving and handling, and provide a wealth of information and free resources. We can also signpost you, and the person you care for, on to relevant further sources of support.
 
They also help carers have their say on caring matters in Surrey, and beyond, working with the NHS, Surrey County Council, and influencing government.
 
They have specialist support too. If you’re a young carer (aged under 18), the Surrey Young Carers Team offers free information and support, plus workshops, activities and groups, to give young carers time out from caring and help you achieve as much as you can in life. The Young Adult Carers Team (for 18-25s) similarly helps younger adults as they finish school, start work or college and think about leaving home. They also have tailored support for people connected to the armed forces.
 
They also provide training and support for professionals working with carers.
 
Please get in touch by calling on 0303 040 1234; texting on 07714 075993; or emailing CarerSupport@actionforcarers.org.uk.
 

Useful Contacts

Surrey Heath Social Care Team

Absolute Building
Lyon Way
Frimley
Surrey GU16 7ER
Telephone us via our Contact Centre on 08456 009 009
Fax: 01276 800201

Surrey Heath Carers

Address: Carers Support Office, Ian Goodchild Centre, Knoll Road, Camberley Surrey GU15 3SY
Phone: 01276 27390
surreyheathcarers@tiscali.co.uk
surreyheathcarers.org.uk