Surrey County Council unveils £10 million care plan
ELDERLY people in Surrey will be helped to stay longer in their homes as part of a £10 million care plan.
Surrey County Council will use the money to also give the disabled and those with mental health problems more choice and independence.
Surrey's leader David Hodge used the county council's annual meeting on May 8 to announce the £2m-a-year investment.
Projects the money could be used for include:
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- Providing telecare round the clock to keep people safe at home and facilities at leisure centres for disabled people.
- Establishing eight more advice centres run for and by disabled people, taking the total to 11
- Combining day care services to help people continue living in their communities
- Developing more support for people with mental health problems.
"By working as one team and by setting aside boundaries that cross the public sector we will achieve the best outcomes for the residents of Surrey."
The money will be used to work with Surrey's districts and boroughs to deliver the various support projects.
Joan Spiers, leader of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, said: "I am really delighted that the county council is providing this funding to ensure better support for our residents.
"We already work very closely with the county council and will soon be sharing office space so we can work together even more closely to achieve a better quality of life for our residents."