Community Matters: Health & Social Care

This section of our website is dedicated to providing information about (and signposting to) Health & Social Care initiatives affecting our local community, hereby defined as Farnham Town and its surrounding villages. The page is designed to be informative and we expect them to be updated regularly.

Details of all local events relating to these initiatives can be found under Help & Advice under the Community Events tab.

Should you wish to bring anything to our attention for publication on any of our Community pages, please provide our webmaster with the details by referring to our Contact Us page.

Care Act 2014: This new act is the biggest reform to our Health & Social Care system for over 60 years.  Useful Fact Sheets about the Act can be found here

Think Local Act Personal: a national, cross sector leadership partnership focused on driving forward work with personalisation, community-based social care. Details can be found here

Cavendish Report: In the wake of the Francis Inquiry into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, and reports of failings in other hospitals and care homes, the Secretary of State for Health commissioned a review by respected journalist Camilla Cavendish. The objective was to see what can be done to ensure that unregistered staff in the NHS and social care treat all patients and clients with care and compassion. The report identifies many issues that exist across both the Health and Social Care sectors and highlights the need for them to work better together. The full report can be found here

Adult Safeguarding

Like all Counties, Surrey has a set of multi-agency safeguarding procedures that are designed to help recognise and prevent abuse of adults living within the County. A copy of these procedures can be found here.

Two Counties Care Limited Safeguarding Policy is linked to these multi-agency procedures.

Should you have a concern over the welfare of an Adult in Surrey, you can contact the Surrey Safeguarding Team by telephone on 0300 200 1005. In the case of an emergency, you should always contact the police in the first instance (999 if risk of immediate harm; 101 non-immediate harm).

Waverley Borough Council initiatives

Visit the Waverley Health & Wellbeing website to discover what our local authority is doing to enhance the wellbeing of those who live in our borough.