We are the leading charity in Surrey supporting Carers and last year alone we helped more than 1600 Carers to have a break away from Care. There is increasing recognition that society depends heavily upon unpaid Carers, who can find themselves on call ‘24/7’ for years on end – a burden that often takes a toll on their own health both physically and emotionally.
An unpaid Carer is someone who looks after a family member, relative, friend, or neighbour because of a long-term physical or mental ill health or disability that they have. For instance this could range from a child with cerebral palsy, to someone from dementia.
Our core purpose is to improve the quality of life of unpaid Carers and the people for whom they care and to maintain and improve their physical and mental well-being. We support Surrey Carers by enabling them to take a break from their caring responsibilities, with the peace of mind that comes from the knowing that the person with care needs is in the good, reliable and expert hands of our Carer Support workers. All our work is regulated by the Care Quality Commission.
Our services operate throughout Surrey and include; three hours a week respite care; Social Clubs that give Carers an extended break and a variety of self-funded respite packages that offer extended time away from their caring responsibility.
In partnership with the NHS we also provide a unlimited End of Life service for those caring for someone in the last twelve months of their life.
Together, we can help reach more Carers to make a life of their own outside of their caring role.