10th-16th June - Carers Week 2019

6.5 million people across the UK take on caring responsibilities for a family member or friend who needs support due to illness, disability or addiction. The purpose of Carers Week is to raise awareness of the work carers do, the challenges they face and importantly, connect carers with each other and organisations which can offer advice and support. There are a range of events taking place in Tandridge and across Surrey to mark Carers Week, including:

CARERS WEEK EXTRAVAGANZA – WEDNESDAY 12TH JUNE 14:00-16:30

(East Surrey Carers Support Association)

Bletchingley Village Hall

78 & 78a High Street

Bletchingley

RH1 4PA

For more information visit: https://www.escsa.org.uk/events/nomad-outings/item/51-carers-week-extravaganza

INFORMATION STAND AT CATERHAM DENE HOSPITAL – WEDNESDAY 12TH JUNE

(Action for Carers Surrey)

Caterham Dene Hospital

Church Road

Caterham

Surrey

CR3 5RA

For further information about what is happening across Surrey, visit: https://www.actionforcarers.org.uk/events/carers-week-2019/

14th March - Global Social Prescribing Day 2019

The 14th March 2019 marks the first annual celebration of social prescribing,  therefore Wellbeing Prescription is celebrating too!! 

As a Social Prescribing service, Wellbeing Prescription enables GPs and other health care professionals to refer and signpost patients to a non clinical wellbeing advisor who works with the patient to improve their health and wellbeing.

The 14th of March marks the opportunity to celebrate the value of Social Prescribing within healthcare. We know that at least one in four patients see their doctor for social or welfare problems, for whom social prescribing services have been found to improve quality of life as well as emotional, mental and general wellbeing.

The NHS recognises the value of Social Prescribing and has promised to support at least 900,000 people to access Social Prescribing by 2023.

Join us in celebrating, if you’ve experienced the benefits of a social prescribing service share your experience with friends, families, colleagues.

If you’re online, share it with  #SocialPrescribingDay.