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Local support services

There are various services to assist patients seeking additional support, with the majority accepting self-referrals.

Action for Carers Surrey

Supporting carers by phone, through face-to-face meetings, support groups and workshops. The team can help with benefits advice, advocacy, give practical guidance on moving and handling, and provide a wealth of information and free resources. They can also signpost you, and the person you care for, on to relevant specialised sources of support.

More information on the Action for Carers Website
Active Surrey

Active Surrey believe that movement matters. It matters to our health, our schools, our communities and our environments.

As the Active Partnership for Surrey, they work collaboratively to help everyone in Surrey realise the benefits of a more active way of life. With a focus on influencing systems, removing barriers and creating opportunities to get people moving more.

More information on the Active Surrey website
Africa Community in Surrey and Sussex

Propagating the values and wellbeing of the ethnic minority (BAME) within the community.

Visit the Africa Community in Surrey and Surrey Twitter profile
AgeUK Surrey

A range of friendly meet-ups and fun sessions for older people in the local community that help social connections, as well as physical and mental wellbeing.

More information on the AgeUK website
Autism All Stars

Driven by a mission to create safe environments where autistic people can express themselves, knowing they’ll always be welcomed and appreciated.

Read more on the Autism All Stars website
Be Your Best

Surrey’s weight management programme, aimed at families with children aged 0-12 who are above the healthy weight range.

More info on the Be Your Best website
Bikes Revived

Aiming to encourage the uptake of cycling for all, by refurbishing donated unwanted bikes for resale, through cycling and cycle maintenance to develop healthier lifestyles, personal empowerment and self reliance in our community.

Read more on the Bikes Revived website
Catch 22 - Surrey Young People’s Substance Misuse

A specialist treatment service in Surrey offering one-to-one support to young people and their families who are affected by substance misuse.

More info on the Catch 22 website
Citizens Advice

An independent, local charity providing free, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

More information on the Citizens Advice website
Connect to Support Surrey

A resource developed by NHS and Surrey County Council to help local residents, and professionals working across health and care, access essential information about care and support.

Find out more on the Connect to Support Surrey website
Digital Surrey

A website designed to act as a ‘one stop shop’ of all information relating to digital inclusion and support available across Surrey to anyone who would like to start using more digital products such as the NHS App, doing online shops or banking, or learning more digital skills to improve their skillset and open up more job opportunities.

Visit the Digital Surrey website
East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

The East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre is at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill. The centre enables people affected by cancer, their families, friends and carers to access a wide range of information and support services in one place.

Friends, Families and Travellers

A leading national charity that works to end racism and discrimination against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life. Supporting individuals and families with the issues that matter most to them, at the same time as working to transform systems and institutions to address the root causes of inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people.

Read more on the Friends, Families and Travellers website
Gatwick Greenspace Partnership

A community project that works to benefit people, wildlife and the countryside between Horsham, Crawley, Horley, Reigate and Dorking, hosting school and group visits, guided walks and other wildlife events.

More information on the Wildlife Trusts website
Happy Baby Community

A community of support for women who have fled from violence or traffickers, and are pregnant or with a young child and are seeking international protection in the UK.

More information on the Happy Baby Community Website

A peer support platform for patients, linking to groups of other people with the same conditions e.g diabetes, COPD, asthma, mens health, weight loss.

The forums are moderated and kept safe. Evidence shows peer support makes a massive difference to living well with long term conditions.

More information on the HealthUnlocked website
Healthy Surrey

Supported by the Health and Wellbeing Board, this website helps you find self-care information, as well as signposting to local services available to you as a Surrey resident.

Services include:

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Sexual health
  • Stop smoking
  • Nutrition and activity
  • Maternity services

You don’t need a referral for most of these – you can book an appointment yourself. Why not give it a go and make a change today?

For more information, see the Healthy Surrey website
Healthwatch Surrey

Healthwatch is your health and social care champion. If you use GPs and hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, care homes or other support services, they want to hear about your experiences.

More information on the Healthwatch West Sussex website
Help for Heroes

A charity supporting the Armed Forces community post-service. It supports veterans, their families, and other military-associated personnel, addressing both physical and mental health needs.

More info on the Help for Heroes website
Horley Community Centre

Offering a wide range of free and low cost activities for all ages. Home cooked hot and cold snacks and lunches are available daily and can be pre-booked on arrival.

The Horley Community Centre is open Monday to Friday. Please contact the centre directly to book and discuss any questions.

Read more on the Reigate and Banstead website
Horley Food Bank

People living in Horley and the local area can access the Food Bank by referral from local agencies. Once the referral is made the client can access the Food Bank once a week during the referral period and will receive essential items depending on the number of people in their family.

They offer a warm welcome, sign posting and a listening ear.

Read more on the Horley Food Bank
Horley Health Hub

In 2020, during the midst of the pandemic, our GP Federation, Alliance for Better Care had the opportunity to bring new life to a disused building in the heart of Horley in Surrey. The two-storey building was initially used to host a Clinical Decision Unit, a vital resource in assessing patients during the pandemic and soon became home to the Alliance for Better Care, Healthy Horley Primary Care Network and Growing Health Together teams. All three shared the ambition to create a new community hub that would help to transform the way people manage their health in their community.

Since its launch, the venue has become home to many initiatives and we are proud of the positive impact that the space continues to have on people’s health and wellbeing.

More information on the Alliance for Better Care website
Horley Lions

Was formed in 1963 catering for the needs of the fast expanding town and started with a membership of 15, with a commitment to help those less fortunate than themselves.

Read more on the Horley Lions website
Living Well Taking Control

Patients can work with a coach providing the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, a behaviour change programme focusing on looking at the factors that are increasing your risk of Type 2 diabetes and helping you to develop a plan to make healthy lifestyle changes that will reduce or remove your risk.

More information on the Living Well Taking Control website
LGBTQ+ Reading Friends Group | Horley Library

A welcoming, supportive and positive group run by LGBTQ+ staff members. This is a place to make new friends and connect with the community. Join in discussions and discover book recommendations on a different topic each month.

Apply to join the group on the Surrey County Council website.

Find out more on the Surrey County Council website.
Marie Curie

Marie Curie nurses and Marie Curie healthcare assistants are used to working in people’s homes during difficult times. They’ll do their best to make you feel comfortable about their presence in your home.

More information on the Marie Curie website
MENSHARE Listening Group

A space where men come together to be seen, heard, and supported. MENSHARE circles are purposefully crafted for men to share their life experiences without fear of judgment or assumptions. The circles prioritise the highest levels of confidentiality and respect.

Find out more on the MENSHARE website
Mens Talk Club

Founded in Bristol in March 2019 it has now grown into a force for good, with over 2,500 men in its community and 67 groups around the globe.

It’s a positive space for men to be vulnerable, to be themselves, to talk about what is bothering them. Offering online support groups for those unable to access their in person sessions.

More information on the Talk Club website
Mind Matters Surrey

If you are feeling low, anxious or stressed, Mind Matters Surrey can help. They’re the local NHS provider offering free and confidential talking therapies  to people aged 17+ registered with a Surrey GP. Offering individual therapies, guided self-help online and group courses with trained and accredited therapists who will assess how best they can support you.

More information on the Mind Matters website
Mindworks Surrey

Emotional wellbeing and mental health service for children and young people in Surrey.

More information on the Mindwork Surrey website
One You Surrey

Surrey’s free health lifestyle service. Get back to a healthier you with their free weight loss and stop-smoking programmes. They support you to make small, sustainable changes to improve your health and wellbeing and live a longer, happier life.

More information on the One You Surrey website
Parkinson's UK

From support with welfare benefits, to managing your Parkinson’s symptoms, to just having a friendly face to share with. You’re not alone. Help is out there. And Parkinson’s UK can help you find what’s available to you.

More information on the Parkinson's UK website
Pathfinder Horley

Running Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers in Horley and Salfords for over 100 young people aged from 6 to 18 years.

Read more on the Pathfinder Horley website

The largest provider of relationship support in England and Wales, helping millions of people every year to strengthen the relationships that mean the most to them.

With a network of licensed local counsellors offering counselling in person, over the phone and online. Services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling, counselling for children and young people and sex therapy.

Read more on the Relate website
Renewed Hope

A local charity based in Redhill providing practical solutions and emotional support to the homeless, vulnerable and isolated of East Surrey. Seeking to see all who come go to them be given a new hope and the opportunity to build a new life.

Read more on the Renewed Hope website
Southern Gambling Service

This NHS funded service offers high quality assessment and evidence-based treatments for people with gambling-related harms / gambling disorder.

More info on the Southern Gambling Service page
St Catherine's Hospice

Offering a range of advice and support to people living with cancer and their families including: end of life care, support in the community, welfare advice, therapeutic therapies, counselling and bereavement support.

More information on the St Catherine's Website
Stripey Stork

The Surrey baby bank collects donations of clothes, toys and essential items for babies and children and rehoming them with local families experiencing hardship.

Read more on the Stripey Stork website
Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust Safe Haven

Designed to provide adults in mental health crisis or experiencing emotional distress with a safe, out of hours alternative to A&E. Each site is staffed with a mental health practitioner and two trained Safe Haven workers.

Daily online support is also available between 6-11pm.

Provided in partnership between the Surrey and Boarders Partnership Trust and third sector mental health specialists and funded by Surrey and North East Hampshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.

More information on the Surrey and Boarders Partnership website.
Surrey Choices

Providing a range of support services to improve the independence, confidence and life skills of people with a range of disabilities and support needs, whatever their age, in their local community.

Surrey Choices support disabled people, autistic people, those with sensory needs, mental health problems and older people. Their objective is to allow every person the chance to fulfil their potential and reach their goals, through enjoying, learning and achieving.

More information on the Surrey Choice website.
Surrey Community Action

A countywide independent charity which supports voluntary and not-for-profit groups with advice and services to help them to operate more effectively and running a range of projects to give local communities a helping hand.

Read more on the Surrey Community Action website
Surrey Libraries

Hosting regular activities and special events for adults and children from Toddler Time to Digital Volunteer support.

Check what's on in your local library on the Surrey Council website
Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum

Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF) supports and represents the needs and aspirations of a growing ethnic minority population in Surrey.

Providing support for over 50 grassroot community groups, building relationships between faith groups, and running projects to help black and minoritized ethnic people across the county to feel a part of their community, improve their wellbeing and learn new skills for work and life.

Read more on the Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum website
Time to Talk

Time To Talk offers you the time and support to make the changes you want so you can feel better. They can help you to regain control of your life, enjoy and participate in life again, develop a new understanding of your difficulties and learn new ways of coping.

More information on the Time to Talk website
The Brigette Trust

An independent registered charity offering a free service of emotional support and practical help from trained and supported volunteers. The service is for adults and their carers living in every Surrey borough and facing the challenges of life-limiting conditions including cancer, Motor neurone Disease and Multiple sclerosis.

More info on the Brigette Trust website
The Good Grief Trust

Helping you find the support you need as quickly as possible. You will find stories from others who have had a similar loss, practical and emotional support and signposting to a choice of immediate tailored local and national support.

More information on the Good Grief website
Turning Tides

​If you are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, Turning Tides are here to support you. Please visit their help section for advice, information and support from them and other local services.

More information on the Turning Tides website
Wellbeing Prescription

Wellbeing advisors with a broad range of knowledge and experience who will work with you to improve your health and wellbeing by agreeing achievable goals and setting a plan to suit you.

Helping you make a range of positive changes including:

  • losing weight, healthy eating and getting active
  • reducing alcohol consumption or quitting smoking
  • meeting new people and engaging with the local community
  • managing your emotional wellbeing, including worry, stress and low mood
  • remaining independent, safe and well at home

Also offering support for carers and financial, housing or employment advice.

More information on the Wellbeing Prescription website

Providing the critical foundations for a fresh, strong start for young people and a better quality of life in the community.

Read more on the YMCA website