Unpaid carers across Surrey set to receive helping hand

POSTED BY SCC ⋅ MAY 18, 2020 on the Council website 

Three hundred unpaid carers across Surrey are set to receive access to free online awareness sessions to help support them and their vulnerable loved ones throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Surrey County Council, working with Surrey Heath CCG and North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG, have joined forces with not-for-profit community interest company Community Practitioner Alliance (CPA) to roll out free, digitally-supported one-to-one carer awareness sessions across the county.

The project, titled SUCH (Supporting Unpaid Carers at Home), will help unpaid carers gain awareness of some of the steps they need to take to create a hygienically safer environment during the pandemic, with the aim of reducing infection rates.

Alison Griffiths, Surrey County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Health, said: “I am delighted to have been involved in this joint project.

“This awareness training will help our unpaid carers feel more confident in their caring roles by creating safer caring environments, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Our unpaid carers in Surrey do such an amazing job we’re pleased to be able to offer this support.”

To access sessions click here