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Information & Advice Services

Below are links to some places where you may be able to access free advice on a range of issues.


The official UK government website for citizens

Consumer Financial Education Body
A service responsible for helping consumers understand financial services in the UK and manage their finances better

NHS Direct
For health, advice and reassurance, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Consumer Direct
Government funded service with regionally based advisors trained to give advice on all kinds of consumer issues.

Citizens Advice Bureau Adviceguide
Online help from citizens advice

The Law Centres Federation
Not-for-profit legal practices providing free legal advice and representation to disadvantaged people.

Community Legal Advice Centres
Free, confidential and independent legal advice for residents of England and Wales.

Largest UK network of advice-providing organisations

The Bar Pro Bono Unit
A charity which helps to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers.

Social care and health

Protecting people from harm

Help and guidance on protecting and safeguarding children and adults from harm.

Fostering, adoption and looked after children

Find out what different types of fostering are available and how to adopt a child.

Our social care services

What services we offer to Surrey residents.

Adult social care frequently asked questions

Information and answers to frequently asked questions surrounding adult social care.


For people who are looking after family or friends who are ill, frail or have a disability.

Social care and health practitioners

Guidance for professionals working in social care and health.

Disability Services

Services for adults and children with physical, sensory or learning disability or mental health problems.

Care homes and day care

Information on care homes when people find it difficult to look after themselves at home and information on day services available.

Health services

Find information on local health services including doctors, clinics and hospitals.

Hospital care

Information and advice about going to and from hospital.

Helping you stay independent at home

Advice and support on devices and services that can help you to stay living at home.

Paying for care services

Information on how we calculate charges for adult social care services.

Surrey Local Involvement Networks - LINks

We can help you to have your say and help improve local health and social care services.

Contacting social care

Contact our adults and children's social care teams, hospital based social care teams and our out of hours social care team.