Are you a carer?
A carer is anyone who cares (unpaid) for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, mental health problems or an addiction – cannot cope without your support.
As a carer, you must also ensure you are able to look after yourself, so that you can look after your loved one.
COVID-19 remote monitoring support for older people with mental ill-health and their carers
The TIHM Monitoring Service is a new, free NHS service that is remotely monitoring the health of older people with mental ill-health and their carers during Covid-19.
The service, which is currently accepting referrals, is free of charge and available to people of any age diagnosed with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and people aged 65 and over who have a diagnosis of depression and/or anxiety.
If you are struggling with everyday tasks, then simple equipment, practical aids, new technology or small changes to your home can make the difference between living independently and needing someone to help you or it can make caring for someone easier.
Surrey Young Carers
Surrey Young Carers supports you in your caring role, helping you to achieve your best at school, have fun, discover new interests and make new friends.
Telephone: 01483 568269
Daybreak offers a high standard of care, entertainment and delicious food to elderly and disabled people who are resident in the Borough of Spelthorne, whilst their carer takes a well-earned break.
Cost currently £20 per day, to include all refreshments including a two-course lunch.
Telephone: Sally Kidd, Nurse Manager, please leave a message on 07761 047 930
Action for Carers Surrey
Action for Carers Surrey provides free, independent information, advice and support to carers of all ages across Surrey.
Telephone: 0303 040 1234
If you look after someone because they are ill, frail or have a disability, you have the right to a carer’s assessment to identify your own support needs. Request one by completing the online self-assessment form.
Red Cross Equipment
The British Red Cross Surrey operate a short term equipment loan scheme from their Woking Office.
Telephone: 03448 711 111
Cross Roads Care Surrey
Cross Roads Care Surrey in partnership with the NHS will provide a 3 hour weekly respite care for carers.
Telephone: 01372 869970