Adult social care

Adult social care aims to help people stay independent, safe and well so they can live the lives they want to.  

This includes people who are frail, have disabilities or neurodiversity, mental health issues as well as the people who care for them (unpaid carers).

Social care can include 'personal care' such as support for washing, dressing and getting out of bed in the morning, as well as wider support to help people stay active and engaged in their communities.

Paying for care

Social care for adults is not usually free. People may need to contribute towards the cost of their care. The amount they need to pay depends on their income, savings and expenditure.

Are you eligible for social care?

Find out if you have social care needs and how much you will need to pay on the Adult and social care assessments and eligibility page

 Adult social care assessments and eligibility 

Concerns of abuse or neglect

If you are at risk of abuse of neglect, or suspect someone else is, you need to report it

Report concerns for an adult

More information

Adult social care and support information on Surrey County Council’s website

Surrey Information Point - directory to find local community groups, things to do, help at home, regulated care providers and more

Healthy Surrey - find self-care information, as well as signposting to local services available to you as a Surrey resident