Support for carers

Find out where you can get help and support for carers.

You can contact these organisations yourself without speaking to a GP first.

Action for Carers Surrey

This organisation provides free independent advice and information - practical, financial and emotional - to support all Surrey carers of all ages and professionals who work with carers.

The service is free.

See things that Action for Carers Surrey can help with
  • support and advice for unpaid carers

Phone: 0303 040 1234

Staying Independent

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.

See things that Staying Independent can help with
  • support and advice for unpaid carers
  • independent living
  • adapting your home
  • community transport
  • equipment and technology
  • day centres

Phone: 0300 200 1005

Crossroads Care Surrey

A charity which specialises in providing respite breaks for unpaid carers so they can get some all-important downtime.

Patients can self-refer for support by contacting Crossroads Care Surrey.

The service is free.

See things that Crossroads Care Surrey can help with
  • support and advice for unpaid carers
  • care replacement breaks for unpaid carers
  • carer self-assessment
  • carers card

Phone: 01372 869970


NHS England Safeguarding app

The NHS Safeguarding app has been developed to act as a comprehensive resource for healthcare professionals, carers and citizens.

It provides 24-hour, mobile access on up to date legislation and guidance across the safeguarding life course.

The app also provides information on how to report a safeguarding concern and even has a directory of safeguarding contacts for every local authority in England, searchable by region.

Other organisations that could help you

There are a number of other NHS services and charity groups that work in our area.