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.
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.
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
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
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.
Red Cross Equipment
The British Red Cross Surrey operate a short term equipment loan scheme from their Woking Office.
Telephone: 03448 711 111
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
Unpaid Carers in Surrey can get a Free Health Check
Unpaid carers in Surrey are being invited for a free NHS Health Check, giving them the time and opportunity to discuss their own health and wellbeing needs.
An NHS Carers Health Check consists of a 30-minute telephone call giving carers the opportunity to talk to the One You Surrey Team, who will provide expert guidance to help carers access services to improve areas of their health and wellbeing. This includes smoking, diet, weight, alcohol consumption, physical activity levels, mental wellbeing, in addition to discussing any financial support requirements. At the end of each appointment, you will be signposted to the best possible local services in order to help you achieve your personal goals.
To book a Carers Health Check, please book an MOT via the One You Surrey website.
Any unpaid carer who is already registered with Action for Carers can ask to be referred for a Health Check.
If you are not already registered, you can get in touch with the friendly helpline team on
Telephone: 0303 040 1234
Website: Action for Carers.
NHS Social care and support guide
If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, the NHS website explains your options and where you can get support.