Guildford and Waverley Advice Services Network

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About Guildford and Waverley Advice Services Network

Guildford and Waverley Advice Services Network is a collaboration between advice agencies working in Guildford and Waverley

The network shares information on services available and looks for opportunities for agencies to work together better so that we can improve access to advice for those who need it.

We meet quarterly to share information and network. If you would like to find out more then contact Carol Dunnett c.dunnett@vasws.org.uk

If you are looking for advice please contact:

Citizens Advice Guildford 01483 576699

Citizens Advice Ash 01252 315569

Citizens Advice Waverley 0344 848 7969

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New Pregnancy Advice Line launched to provide additional support and advice to pregnant women

From 8am on Monday 9 April 2018, adesignated telephone advice and triage line will be available for pregnantwomen to access advice and support 24 hours day, 7 days a week from a midwife.The line is available for women during pregnancy, labour and following thebirth of their baby for women under the care of Royal Surrey County Hospital,Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals.

One telephone number will connect to SurreyHeartlands Pregnancy Advice Line – 0300 123 5473.

The Advice Line will:

  • Triage calls, assess any risks and signpost women to the most appropriate place for their care, providing easier access for all women to the right maternity care
  • Give women 24 hour access, 7 days a week to clinical advice from qualified midwives
  • Enhance links with emergency services when required for pregnancy-related health issues
  • Connect women with midwives who have up-to-date information on the capacity of each maternity unit, enabling the midwives to direct pregnant women to the best place for their care or birth at any time
  • Enable health professionals to get fast access to a midwife for advice or triage.
This localPregnancy Advice Line is part of the national NHS Better Births plan totransform maternity services for pregnant women and families with new bornbabies, offering personalised care. Surrey Heartlands is one of the first areasin the country to introduce this initiative which covers all aspects of thematernity pathway giving pregnant women, and the families of new born babies, abetter package of care, more choice and easier access to midwives and otherhealth professionals.

Midwives will be based in a bespoke call-centrehub at South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) Head Office in Crawleyworking in partnership with the SECAmb team.

VickyWilliams, Head of Commissioning Acute Paediatrics and Maternity for Surrey HeartlandsCCGs, said: “The new Advice Line is a major step forward in achieving our‘Better Births’ vision to provide sustainable, high qualityhealth care for women and children; responsive and accessible to local need.”

SurreyHeartlands is one of seven early adopter sites for the Maternity TransformationProgramme across England.

Artventure art activities for adults with learning disabilities

Comealong and join in the fun!

For more informationplease contact us:

artventureoffice@gmail.com 01483 304884

TheArtventure Trust www.art-venture.co.uk

ArtventureTrust Ltd, c/o St Peter’s School,

Horseshoe Lane East,Merrow,

Surrey, GU1 2TN

Is someone you know struggling? See if they are eligible for extra support

Does your mum or dad seem to be struggling at home? It could be time to find out if they can get the extra help they need. Or perhaps you’re looking after someone full-time and it’s beginning to have a major impact on all areas of your life – health, relationships or work? Visit the Surrey County Council website to see if you are eligible for extra support.

It’s quick and easy to find support online

There are two online checklists - one to assess the needs of an adult who is struggling, and a carer’s checklist if you are looking after an adult. These will take only ten minutes to complete. They can be completed for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

There is also an online financial assessment to check if there is likely to be a charge for social care support. This takes twenty minutes to complete and you’ll need a recent bank statement to hand. You’ll have the option of either keeping the details and results to yourself for information only – or registering fully and sharing with Surrey County Council Adult Social Care.

So visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/adultsocialcareonlinetoday to check whether you could get some extra help.