Surrey Choices Celebrates Being Short-listed For Regional award

A social care provider operating across Surrey has been shortlisted for a regional award. Surrey Choices has been short-listed for the Living and Ageing Well in Surrey Awards 2015. Surrey Choices supports people with a range of abilities to find the best care, activities and services for their needs across Surrey.

It has been shortlisted for an award in the ‘Bringing the Community Together’ category for the work they do in the local community to prevent elderly people who live alone feeling isolated.

In 2014, Surrey Choices staff formed a ‘Tea and Memories’ group where like-minded people come together to enjoy tea and cake. The group is hosted in a room especially designed to replicate a tea room in the 1940s to inspire memories, discussions and reminiscence.

Surrey celebrates national Shared Lives week 2015 as new report shows benefits of innovative

A new report due to be launched in the House of Commons this week, backed by NHS Chief Simon Stevens, is set to show how an innovative form of care in Surrey is helping to transform lives by keeping people healthy, providing effective home from hospital care, and preventing avoidable trips to Accident and Emergency Departments.

Surrey Shared Lives scheme is one of 150 schemes across the UK supporting Shared Lives carers to share their home and family life with adults who need support.

Certificate of achievement that was awarded to the Cranleigh Community Group for Gold in the category of 'Smile Factor'

Cranleigh Community Group picks up blooming marvelous award

Staff and customers at a Surrey Choices-run community group are celebrating after being given a Cranleigh in Bloom award.

The Cranleigh Community Group, which meets at Cranleigh Cricket Pavilion, provides support and activities for adults with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities.

Members of the group have been tending their own garden at the cricket pavilion for some time, improving the area by digging a shingle path and lining it with stones donated by Stonescapes, of Cranleigh.

11 newly trained Rebound Therapists with their certificates and their trainer

Introducing our new trampolining specialists

At Surrey Choices we are very proud of our 10 new fully trained Rebound Therapists who will soon be delivering trampolining classes across our services. Rebound Therapy uses trampolines in providing therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of needs. We currently work with people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairment,…

A small Pudsey bear soft toy posing with a golf club and ball

Customers Teeing Up To Raise Money For Children In Need

Customers from Surrey Choices are teeing up for a day of sporting fun when they play a Pudsey Bear themed game of golf to raise money for Children in Need.

A team of enthusiastic golf players from the Woodmansterne Project, will play a four hole game of golf at Woodmansterne Sports Club on Wednesday 26th August, where they will get to meet Pudsey Bear. Teams will also be coming on the day from Surrey Choices services Colebrook and The Larches.

Three bike project students maintaining bicycles in the workshop

Guildford Bike Project and Surrey Choices interviewed on Radio Surrey drive time

Dave O’Connor from Surrey Choices EmployAbility and Jim Phillpot from Guildford Bike Project were discussing our latest partnership project in Guildford on Radio Surrey’s drivetime show [first broadcast 27th July 2015]. The 12 week course offers work experience and confidence building for disadvantaged adults who live in Westborough. The projects takes unwanted donated bikes and restores…

Two champagne glasses mid air clinking

Sparks Fly at Speed Dating in Staines

Our first Surrey Choices Speed Dating evening in Staines was not only about romance but meeting new people, broadening social lives outside the usual day opportunities and just plain old fun!

The positive aspects of this event focused on the great prospects of making a positive impact for our customers. The aim to support our customers and other people with a variety of support needs to develop friendships and relationships is a very important goal. By achieving this it can help combat isolation and loneliness and improve health and well being.

Gardening together achieves new practical outdoor space

The Surrey Choices’ Growth Team and the Empower Results team from Aon Plc joined forces on Thursday 11 June to landscape our Short Breaks Banstead.
Our Growth Team usually take on a variety of countryside management projects, maintaining rights of way across the county including large public spaces but it was a great experience to work on something closer to home. The team worked hard sprucing up the grounds of our brand new Short Breaks accommodation to ensure each guest has a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy.