Surrey Independent Living Charity

Surrey Independent Living Charity

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  • Physical disabilities

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SILC's mission is to provide support and information to enable more people to live independently. Our staff and volunteers work with our clients and customers so that they can make informed choices about their lives. We work in partnership with professionals, agencies and people across Surrey to create an environment where these choices can be fulfilled.

We provide help to people in receipt of Direct Payments and Personal Health Budgets, as well as those funding their own care, to recruit Personal Assistants to support them to live in their own homes. We provide advice and services to enable people to become employers of Personal Assistants such as help setting up payroll, insurance and contracts. We provide training courses for both Employers and PAs to help them to fulfill their roles. We also offer Independent Health Complaints Advocacy to support people to make formal complaints to the NHS and other services such as help with budgeting and managing money and also administering GP Carer payments.


We have a staffed helpline to support people with all of our services.

We have a team of expert Independent Living Advisers who have wide ranging knowledge on all aspects of supporting people to live independently.

We have a team of experienced Advocates who can support people through the NHS formal complaints procedure.

We run a website to help people to find Personal Assistants to support them and for PAs to advertise their services.

We run training courses for Employers and PAs.

Current opportunities

SILC serves disabled people, older people & carers throughout Surrey.  We're seeking trustees with Legal &/or fundraising experience...