Action for Carers is a registered charity providing free and confidential support to unpaid carers across Surrey. Whether looking after a partner, child, friend or relative, because of frailty, disability, a health condition or mental illness, Action for Carers understand that caring can take its toll both mentally and physically, and that carers’ own health may suffer because of caring responsibilities. The charity provides one-to-one support and advice, information and practical support, emotional and well-being support, money and legal issues support, access to a variety of support groups and workshops, as well as signposting to further sources of help and information.
Action for Carers tailor their support, providing specialist support for adult and young carers from diverse backgrounds as well as professionals who work with carers (such as teachers, social workers, GPs and nurses). As a Network Partner of Carers Trust, they help carers have their say on caring matters in Surrey, and beyond, working with the NHS, Surrey County Council, and influencing government, local and national.