A group of customers all wearing Christmas hats or jumpers holding their Community Golf certificates

Community Golf in Dorking

Customers from Dorking Community group celebrated the last session of Community Golf in Christmas Style. The Autumn League concluded this week with 19 sites competing for top place.  It was great to have five new Surrey Choices sites compete, with DorkingCommunity Project and Woking Community Group taking second and third spots respectively, behind Woodmansterne Project…

Anton working out on hand bicycle gym equipment with a colleague from Surrey Choices

Surrey Choices Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Surrey Choices celebrated with an inspirational story for the UN International day of persons with disabilities.

The 3rd December 2015 is the UN International day of persons with disabilities, with the theme this year of inclusion and employment.

To mark this awareness day, Surrey Choices celebrated the achievements of an incredible young man, Anton Brown, who not only conquered Mount Snowdon this year but has also started working for Surrey Choices to inspire others to keep fit and active.

Nick Walewski

Surrey Choices Customer is Hoping to S‘elf’ Improve This Festive Period

An EmployAbility customer from Surrey Choices is aiming to s‘elf’ improve this festive period as he hopes to become one of Santa’s helpers. Nick Walewski, who has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair, has been involved with Surrey Choices EmployAbility service for over a year.

He desperately wants to fulfil an ambition to play the part of an elf in the run up to Christmas and is on the lookout for a suitable place to try out his ‘elfing’skills.

Surrey Choices EmployAbility, which supports Nick, has launched a search to help fulfil his Christmas wish.

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,…