Growth Team member smiling at the camera with a strimmer

Successfully Overcoming Barriers to Help Transform County

The Surrey Choices Growth team, which currently has 22 members, teaches and supports people with learning disabilities, termed ‘customers’ by the team, to carry out practical tasks, helping to maintain the Surrey countryside and its public spaces.

Customers are referred to the team through their social care practitioners, working with people who have a range of different needs within a specific part of the county. There is a fixed fee to attend the group, which covers the cost of transport and enables Surrey Choices to help and support customers to achieve their goals.

The Growth team has been established for over 20 years, and has a wealth of experience in the specialist role between health and social care and countryside management.