Carers Help and Guidance

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

We can refer you to Action for Carers - you will receive a Carers Information Pack, Carer Support information and can apply for a Carers Break.

By visiting you can self refer too.

Surrey County Council - Supporting carers with digital resources.  For more information e mail or call 0303 040 1234.

Carer’s assessment online:     

Carers Support Groups

Carers Direct

020 802 0202

Local Carers Support Organisation

Carers for children

Family Voice Surrey

Coping with self-harm Guide for Parents and Carers

People with Learning Disability

Activity Diary Elmbridge Community Link

Information for Elderly and carers

Surrey Information Point

0300 200 1005

01932 267128

Community Support Services - Surrey County Council


NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on NHS.UK about carers and caring

Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

    Telling people

  • Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the person you care for

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

  • Death and benefits

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Managing someone's legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

  • Personal and household finance

    Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

  • Social fund


  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible