Elmbridge Voluntary Sector Stakeholder Meeting
Save the Date

Central Surrey Voluntary Action would like to invite our colleagues in Elmbridge voluntary sector to our quarterly stakeholder meeting. This meeting is an opportunity to network with colleagues and share your concerns, successes, obstacles and feedback to CSVA and Elmbridge borough council.  The meetings are held online on the following dates; 
Thursday 14th July 2022 (11-1 pm)
Thursday 13th October 2022 (11-1 pm)

If you would like to attend these meetings, please email

Celebrating Carers Week is 6-12 June 2022


Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities in the UK. 

On the Carers Week website, you can 
“Add your Voice” to help make caring Visible, Valued and Supported.  
During the week many organisations around the country are planning events and activities, online and face to face, to promote unpaid carers.   

Also on the Carers Week website, you can make a pledge to support the campaign.  What will you do to recognise and support carers?  Commit to helping make caring Visible, Valued and Supported.

The website also has a leaflet about Carers Week and details of useful organisations who can help. 

Visit to find out more information on carers week activities. 

Local Carers Week events

Staff carers

As part of Carers Week 2022, we have organised a series of events that are taking place for carers who work within the Surrey Heartlands System.  These are a mixture of online and face-to-face sessions.
Monday 6 June:       “Let Carers be Heard” online launch event 
Tuesday 7 June:       Afternoon Tea and Networking Bingo at Woodhatch, Reigate
Wednesday 8 June: Mindfulness, mental wellness online session
Thursday 9 June:      Employers for Carers - Carers UK online session
Friday 10 June:         Online Quiz and Prize Draw.
More detail on the 
sessions aimed at staff carers is available on the Surrey County Council’s intranet. 

Public carers events

Our Carers Practice Advisors will be holding information stands in multiple locations across the county including hospitals, libraries, council offices and in community settings.  
For details of all the 
Action for Carers events and activities taking place during the week, visit the Carers Week web pages.   

Community Champion News 
Actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections
  • Get vaccinated
  • If you feel unwell and have flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms  and a high temperature avoid close contact with others and stay at home if you can 
  • Let fresh air in if meeting others indoors
  • Practise good hygiene:
    • wash hands
    • cover coughs and sneezes
    • clean surroundings frequently
  • Wear a face covering or a face mask, especially in crowded and enclosed spaces
People with symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as COVID-19, and a high temperature should
  • Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people
  • Avoid close contact with anyone at higher risk, especially those whose immune system means that they are at higher risk of serious illness, despite vaccination
The New Adult Social Care video explains what happens when people contact the service 

Adult Social Care’s (ASC’s) 
new video explains ‘the customer journey’ to Surrey residents and clarifies the approach to supporting anyone with care and support needs. This will reinforce the strengths-based principles the service adopts and aims to help manage expectations for residents and families.
The video promotes the free and confidential Adult Social Care Information and Advice Service, which can help signpost residents to the best support. It also highlights 
Surrey Information Point an extensive online directory aimed at helping residents to access support where they live helping them to stay independent, as well as drawing attention to the wealth of information on the ASC sections of the Surrey County Council website.
Additionally, the video explains that by having a conversation with ASC, carers will be connected to the right information and support. 
Adult Social Care’s online assessment features the simplest way for residents to find out if they qualify for social care support and how much they will have to pay.

The video has been added to the 
How adult social care can help page on the Surrey County Council website.
For further information, please the Information and Engagement Team:
Telephone: 07816 077122.


Have your say - Shaping Pharmacy Services in Surrey

The Public Health team at Surrey County Council has listened to everyone who has previously given feedback on pharmacy and chemist services in Surrey through their survey, and have now developed a draft pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA).
The PNA is an assessment of needs for pharmaceutical (pharmacy/chemist) services in an area, which must be revised every three years. It sets out what pharmaceutical services are currently offered and assesses whether these meet current and future needs of the population of Surrey. 
Surrey’s Health and Wellbeing Board would like to invite people to take part in the consultation stage of the process to ensure the information presented is accurate and that the conclusions they make are appropriate.
Answers to the consultation will help inform the final Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2022, which will be published by 1 October 2022. 
Take part by reading the 
Surrey Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) draft and then completing the Surrey Draft PNA consultation.
The consultation closes on Tuesday 12 July 2022.
For more information, questions or comments contact:

Healthwatch Surrey is leading on ‘Giving Carers a Voice’

If someone provides unpaid help or support to anyone who couldn’t manage without that help, then they are a carer and Healthwatch Surrey would like to hear about their experiences to help improve services and support for carers locally.  
The organisation wants to hear about good and bad experiences of support and services received or if someone has had problems getting services or support.
To share your experiences of local services, please contact Healthwatch Surrey:

Surrey Downs Better Together Quality Event on Thursday 7th July.

To celebrate the launch and to say thank you to colleagues for all of their hard work over what has been an extremely challenging few years, we are hosting the Surrey Downs Better Together Quality Event on Thursday 7th July. Full details to follow soon but please do save this date in your diaries The recognition event is an opportunity for us all to come together, take learnings from examples of great work across the partnership and most importantly, recognise and thank colleagues for some of the outstanding work that takes place across Surrey Downs. This will also be an opportunity for different teams to showcase the impactful work that they have been involved in and for others to hear about the work taking place across the partnership.

We’re now asking for nominations from all colleagues across every organisations in Surrey Downs to put forward individuals or teams who have may have gone above and beyond on a particular project, or demonstrated great commitment or innovation. There are three categories to nominate against which are built on the values of the partnership, focusing on the principles of collaboration rather than each individuals’ functional roles; Delivering and enabling impact in local communities, Innovation and improvement, and Collaboration and co-creation. An overview of each category can be found on the attachment.


To nominate a colleague, team or partnered project working within Surrey Downs, simply complete the electronic form here by Monday 20th June. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel made up of representatives from organisations across the partnership on Thursday 23rd June, and winners will be contacted by Monday 27th June ready for the event 7th July. 

For more information on the recognition scheme or celebration event, please contact Victoria Bowers, Director of Community Development.

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