The Surrey NHS Carers Prescription
The Carers Prescription provides you with an easy solution to support carers you come into contact with. The Carers Prescription is a secure, on line mechanism for you to make a referral. Once your prescription has been received by our provider Action for Carers (Surrey), they will undertake their own assessment and make arrangments to support the carers identified needs.This will include support to reduce pressures on young carers. The referral will be processed quickly and efficiently.
To refer a Carer just click on the 'Make A Referral button'
To ensure GDPR compliance you are now required to provide the carer with a 'Fair Processing Notice' this is mandatory. Click on Fair Processing to download the leaflet.
If you need to inform your staf about how to use the Carers Prescription click here to download our A4 poster
Action for Carers (Surrey) will help navigate your carer through the range of services in Surrey. The support provided can be to the carer directly or to the person being cared for.
Carers Information Pack - This includes general information, a Carers Emergency Card, GP Carer Registration Form.and Action for Carers (Surrey) information.
Action for Carers (Surrey) provides:
Young Carers Support - support children who care aged 5 to 18 years. This can include advocating on behalf of the young carer and their families, one to one support, groups, activities, outings and work with schools and colleges.
Moving and Handling Service - provides specialist advisers to give tailored information, advice and training to carerson all aspects of moving and handling the person they care for.
Covid 19 Resources Last Updated 1st September 2020
Supporting Surrey (unpaid) Carers during Covid 19 Professional Guide
As part of our COVID response, we have two distinct additional offers to carers which are located on the Carers Prescription
1. SUCH - This is a new service and is a series of FREE 45 minute webinars which are available to carers. The sessions will help carers in creating a Safer Environment during the pandemic, with the aim of reducing infection rates. Please check the carer has access to the internet on a device before ticking the COVID 19 box below. The internet access may be through home internet or mobile internet.