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This page contains information on events, initatives and health promotion campaigns run by our partners and providers in Guildford & Waverley and Surrey.


Future Events and Health Awareness Campaigns in Guildford, Waverley and Surrey

Every 4th Thursday of the month - Young at Heart lunch club: Organised by the Alzheimer's Society, the Young at Heart lunch club is a realxed pub lunch for those with early onset dementia and their carers. A variety of professionals will be talking to the group and answering your questions.  For further information, please call Tricia Slater on 01428 645203.

Every Tuesday - Care for a Cuppa: This is a new programme of free activity sessions for people with dementia and, at the same time, sessions of respite, peer support and information for carers.  The sessions start in July in Ash, Guildford and Haslemere. Find out more on the Age UK Surrey website.

Every Tuesday - Athlefit: This is a new fitness programme for people with early signs of dementia and their carers organised by Age UK Surrey and run at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on Tuesdays between 11am-12 noon. Find out more via the Age UK Surrey website.



Training available in Guildford, Waverley and Surrey   

DementiaFriendlySurreyFree Dementia Awareness Training for Surrey organisations

Dementia Friendly Surrey can offer staff within your organisation, FREE basic dementia awareness training in a variety of ways to suit your needs. Courses are being run across Surrey in 2014. Find out more here via the Dementia Friendly Surrey website.


Dementia Friendly Surrey.

Dementia currently affects some 800,000 people in the UK. For staff and volunteers in public facing roles, having a basic understanding of the impact of dementia and how to support people can make a huge difference. Dementia Friendly Surrey are running a FREE dementia training cascade course for community groups, businesses and other organisations in Waverley. Find out more about the aim of the course, who should attend and how to apply via the Dementia Friendly Surrey website.

Carer Awareness Staff Training.

The National Carers Strategy includes a commitment to improve carer awareness amongst health, social care, housing, education and other professionals and to provide the information and services to support carers in their caring role. A recurring theme of the national carers strategy is the need to identify 'hidden' carers to ensure they are aware of the support available to them and how to access it. Key to the identification of hidden carers is awareness amongst existing community based organisations who come into contact with carers on a regular basis. This includes all the health services we commission and the ambulance service.

In addition to the NHS G&W CCG website, the Carers Week Quest website is a useful resource. Surrey County Council have produced two online training packages that can help improve understanding and raise awareness. These training packages are aimed at raising awareness for anyone working with adult or young carers. There are two e-learning courses: Carer Aware and Young Carer Aware, which provide a first look at some of the issues plus facts about carers’ rights. The aim of the training is to ensure staff and organisations understand what a carer is, the difficulties that carers may encounter in connection with their caring role and where they can sign post carers to get help.

Surrey Skills Academy Adult Social Care Grant (ASCG) Training.

Surrey Skills Academy, provided by Surrey County Council, is pleased to offer a wide range of short courses for managers and staff working in the independent social care sector to support the development of the adult social care workforce within Surrey. All courses are fully funded for adult social care providers and this is made possible by funding from the Adult Social Care Grant provided by Surrey County Council. The programme offers skills training courses in three areas core, specialist, managerial and supervisory skills. Course information with dates, times and locations is available on the Surrey County Council website.


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