Action for Carers Surrey
Enabling carers to have a voice and realise a life outside caring

SE Surrey Forum 25th February - A packed house and thank you!

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South East Surrey Forum

Wednesday 25th February 2015

Kingswood Golf and Country Club,
Sandy Lane, Kingswood, Tadworth, KT20 6NE

In conjunction with Mole Valley, East Surrey, Elmbridge and Epsom Carers Support.

With unprecendently high demand, we'd like thank everyone who attended our recent SE Surrey Forum in Kingswood. We'd particularly like to thank all our speakers and workshop facilitators, (listed below with presentation downloads) and Elaine Machin, chair of Mole Valley Carers Support, who magnificently chaired the day.

Jane Thornton, CEO Action for Carers Surrey, opened proceedings with an update on what we've been doing on carers' behalves over the last few months. You can download it here.

Our key speaker was John Bangs, Senior Commissioning Manager Carers, Adult Social Care, Surrey County Council, explaining the incoming Care Act and how it may affect you. John's full presentation can be downloaded here.

Care Act Frequently Asked Questions

Our workshops were as follows:

Changes to the assessment process under the new Care Bill
Mikki Verderame, Carers Practice Development Manager,Surrey County Council Social Care
Download here

Carers UK's publication on Assessments can be downloaded here


Support available in your area for carers of those with mental health issues
Julie Cook, Senior Practice Lead, Operational Change - Mental Health, Surrey County Council. Download coming soon.

Are you claiming all the benefits you’re entitled to?
Carol Gibbs, Senior Welfare Rights Advisor, Surrey Welfare Rights Unit. Download here

 

Our next event for carers is our Annual Conference on Tuesday 9th June 2015 at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking. Programme to be finalised soon.

In the meantime, if you have any ideas for topics you'd like to see covered in our Conference workshops, please don't hesitate to drop a line to diane.cotton@actionforcarers.org.uk or call 01483 302748.

We look forward to seeing you there.