Why use this website?
Are you seeking information and further guidance on how to make decisions together about end of life care? Or perhaps you have recently lost a loved one and need help with immediate practical, legal and financial issues as well as coping with grief. Whatever the situation, time will be precious to you.
There is already a wealth of information for carers about end of life care, both on the internet and in leaflet form; however it is sometimes difficult and time consuming to find and work through. This website does not seek to recreate what is already out there nor is it designed to be read in ‘one hit’. Instead it will direct you quickly to the issues that are most helpful and relevant to your situation at specific times during your end of life caring journey. Each page you select will provide some key information and things to think about, as well as links which will direct you to other relevant pages on the website. Also included are links to other relevant national and Surrey information websites and video clips.
Our website aims to provide a trusted information guide to end of life care for carers of all ages across Surrey, developed by local NHS organisations and Surrey County Council.
You can find out more about the development of the website in About Us and Contact
Are you a carer?
Are you, or have you been, a family member or friend providing unpaid care to someone with a life limiting condition or terminal illness? Activate Time to Care at the top of the page to find out more.
Are you a parent carer?
Are you a parent providing unpaid help and support to your child with a life limiting condition? Activate Parent Carers at the top of the page to find out more.
Are you a young carer or young adult carer?
Are you under the age of 25 and providing unpaid help and support to someone with a life limiting condition or terminal illness? Activate Young Carer at the top of the page to find out more.
Family members or friends who are providing unpaid care are referred to in legislation and health and social care literature as ‘a carer’. Although you may not immediately identify with this term (simply seeing yourself as a partner, parent, son or daughter), for the sake of consistency the word ‘carer’ will be used throughout the resources on this website.