Housing Needs Survey – Proposed Affordable Housing Development for Leigh

In July 2014 in conjunction with the Parish Council and Mole Valley District Council, Surrey Community Action conducted a Housing Needs Survey of the parish.  This survey identified that there was a level of need for additional affordable housing in the village. Following this the Parish Council and Surrey Community Action’s Rural Housing Enabler have been working towards the development of a small … Read More

Raising deaf awareness

Since the year dot, deaf people have used signing to communicate. British Sign Language is an official language in this country – but one which very few people choose to learn – despite it being good fun and highly rewarding. There are approximately 1 million deaf people in the UK, of which 45,000 are children. Many children in the UK … Read More

Beyond tomorrow

We’ll be revealing the results of our State of the Sector survey at our conference on Wednesday 21 September which takes place between 10.00am and 3.00pm at Leatherhead Leisure Centre. The conference will be opened by the Chairman of Surrey County Council, Sally Marks and our keynote speaker will be Debra Allcock-Tyler, chief executive of the Directory of Social Change. Debra Allcock … Read More

Average age of volunteers increases as people retire later

Average age of volunteers increases as people retire later The rising age of retirement is having a knock on effect on the average age of a volunteer driver, a survey by Surrey Community Action has found. Each year Surrey Community Action asks over 90 good neighbour schemes to complete a questionnaire to gauge demand for services across the county. Together … Read More