Community and Health Support

Local Health and Community Support

Health and community support information for the people of Horley, East Surrey and the surrounding area.

Growing Health Together, Horley, Surrey, Horley, Smallfield and the East Surrey area.

The information is compiled to help people and carers of all ages and backgrounds to improve their physical health, mental health and wellbeing.

Please click here to contact us if you find any errors or have comments or additions.

Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia support

Dementia First – Care and Support

A local Independent Charity providing day-care services in East Surrey solely for people with a diagnosis of dementia, plus an information and support service for carers and family members.

Dementia First is currently based in Bletchingley and Lingfield.

Telephone: 01883 818310

Visit the Dementia First website.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Forget Me Nots Club, Smallfield, Surrey

This club is for dementia patients and their carers. We provide a welcoming happy environment with refreshments, entertainment and outings. We meet every Tuesday 2 to 4pm at Centenary Hall Smallfield.

Contact Mrs Bobby Weekes 07703 451618 or Miss Nicky Radford 07846 956140.

Anxiety, Stress and Depression

Anxious? Stressed? Depressed?:
Ieso Digital Health is providing one-to-one online therapy services on behalf of the NHS in Surrey. To access this FREE service 
visit the ieso website.

Homelessness, unemployment, loneliness, discrimination

Crawley Open House provides support and services for those suffering the effects of homelessness, unemployment, loneliness, discrimination, or other forms of social exclusion. Crawley Open House support is available to anyone in need.

Bereavement services and Emotional Support

Surrey and Sussex Health Services offer advice and help with the difficulties people face when making arrangements after someone passes away. They do all we can to make things a little easier..

The bereavement office are available at the following times:

10am-4pm Monday – Friday

Tel: 01737 768 511 x 1718


Cancer Support

East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

The East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre is based at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill. This centre enables people affected by cancer, including their families, friends and carers to access a wide range of support services and information in one place.

East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre website.

Marie Curie Support Line – Call Us For Free

To Speak To An Information And Support Nurse. For Help With Practical, Emotional Or Clinical Support.

Online chat: Bereavement support

34 Station Rd, Redhill, Surrey
Telephone: 01737 826634

Helpline: 0800 090 2309

Marie Curie website.

St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley, West Sussex has been there for people living in Sussex and East Surrey, offering both physical and emotional support to those living with a terminal illness and their families.
Call 01293 447343.

St Catherine’s Hospice website.

Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead

Community charity helping solve people’s problems in Redhill, Reigate, Banstead and East Surrey outreach centres.

Free Advice Line – 0808 278 7945
Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 16.00

Citizens Advice Bureau Reigate & Banstead website

Support for Carers

Action for Carers Surrey – Young Carers under 18

Support for young carers under 18. Website

Carer’s Information and Support Programme (CrISP) Surrey

Our Carer Information and Support Programme (CrISP) provides support and up-to-date, relevant information in a group environment, where carers can share experiences and find out about local and national services that can offer support.


Visit the Alzheimer’s Society website.

YMCA Face2Face

Face2Face is a free volunteer-led group of parents or carers who have a child or young person with a disability. The group offers friendship and support to other parents and carers of children with additional needs or disabilities.

The Face2Face group meet in Horley on Fridays (fortnightly) from 10am-12 noon at:
YMCA Horley Young People and Family Centre,
The Old Fire Station,
Albert Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 7JA

Face2Face also meet in Reigate on Wednesdays (fortnightly).

Please email or call Sandhya Gulati for more info or if you would like to attend.
T: 01737 222859

Click here to visit Face2Face parent befriending page.


St Piers School and College in Lingfield is a place where young people with Epilepsy, other neural conditions and behavioural difficulties can get support and thrive.

T: 01342 832243
St Piers School and College website.

Food Clubs

Horley Food Club

Horley Food Club is for residents of Horley wanting to save on household spending, this may be because you are on a low income, benefits (including state pension) or are finding yourself in temporary financial difficulties. The club is open to you to self-refer, but you will need to speak to a member of staff on your visit to register. Your membership allows for one household member to access food once a week.

Meeting alternate Fridays 12pm – 2pm.

Horley Food Club Facebook page.

Woodhatch Food Club

Woodhatch Food Club is a community food club, sharing food for families and individuals in need of support.

Woodhatch Food Club Facebook page.

Horley Health Hub

The Horley Health Hub and Community Garden

Situated in the centre of Horley Town. The Hub has a large space behind the Horley Health Hub that is being transformed into a community garden by an inspiring and energetic team of local volunteers.

120 Victoria Road, Horley RH6 7BL

Learning difficulties

Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities: Redhill, Reigate, Banstead and Horley

A community team supporting people who have learning disabilities and their families in the Redhill, Reigate, Banstead and Horley area. Website

Telephone: 01737 288 800

Safehaven Trust

Situated in Hookwood, near Tesco, Horley, Safehaven Trust works with young adults with learning difficulties. We are a day centre teaching shopping, money skills, cooking, reading etc.

Living Well in Later Life

MHA Communities – East Surrey

Visit the MHA Communities web page.

MHA Communities offer:
– Befriending Services
– Dementia Support
– Social Clubs
– Coffee Mornings
– Supported Shopping Trips
– Telephone Support
– Repairs Service
and more . . .

One You Surrey 

is a free healthy lifestyle service for the people of Surrey. They support the county’s residents to lose weight and become smoke free. They can help you get back on track to a healthier you and support you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life.

Visit the ‘One You Surrey’ website.

Pathway for Care:

A social care company owned by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council that supports our customers to live as independently as possible in their own homes. Website.

Mental Health support

The Richmond Fellowship

Richmond Fellowship is a charity helping people with mental ill health. They offer a range of services covering Surrey, Sussex and Kent including Tandridge, Redhill & Reigate, plus Redhill Safe Haven.

Wingfield Resource Centre, St Anne’s Drive, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1AU,
Telephone: This is a drop-in service, no phone number is available

Mother and Toddler Groups

Smallfield, Surrey

Smallfield Mother and Toddler Group meets at the Church Hall from 10am till 12 noon every Tuesday.

Sight for Surrey

Sight for Surrey is an ambitious charity offering a lifetime of support for people who are blind or partially sighted, deaf, deaf-blind or hard-of-hearing. Website.

Social groups and support for elderly people, loneliness, isolated and vulnerable people

Café Church Smallfield

Café Church meets in the Church Hall in Smallfield, Surrey on the second Sunday of the month from 3-4pm (not in August). Tea and cake and company for all ages, plus some craft activities, a couple of songs and a short talk (i.e. five minutes!).

Horley Men’s Shed

Horley Men’s Shed is in the first stages of development. This will be a community space for men to connect, converse and create. The activities help reduce loneliness and isolation, but most importantly, they’re fun. The team behind this in Horley are looking for people who would be interested in helping with the process of establishing the shed.

120 Victoria Road, Horley, Surrey, UK RH6 7BL

Please get in touch:
T: 07706360937 /

Find out more about the Men’s Shed movement.

Regent House Community Centre, Horley

The Horley Regent House Community Centre is  open for a wide range of activities in bookable groups and for lunch Monday to Friday.

Click here to see their list of activities.

Birchwood Volunteers Chatterbox

The Birchwood Volunteer Health Champions will be holding a regular ‘Chatterbox’ meeting at the Horley Health Hub, where older or vulnerable people can come along for a chat and a cuppa. We are also trying to engage more volunteers so that we can do more in the community. We will be having one meeting a month initially on the first Monday of every month, beginning on Monday 4th April, from 11am until 1pm. Free tea and coffee / soft drink, and a  listening ear will be provided.

Horley Health Hub, 120 Victoria Road, Horley, RH6 7BL.

Birchwood Volunteers Health Champions Facebook page.

Walking for Health

There are several walking groups in the Horley and East Surrey area.

Birchwood Acres Wellbeing Walks

A moderate, level walk accessible to all. You will be warmly welcomed by the walk leaders and enjoy the company of others as you walk to the Acres and back. Continue socialising with a coffee after the walk at the Farmhouse Pub.

Birchwood Acres wellbeing walks Horley website.

Horley Walkie Talkies. 

Horley Walkie Talkies is a Facebook group aimed at people of all ages, shapes, and fitness levels. We have a variety of walks ranging from regular ‘very brisk’ walks, gentle strolls, cross-country walks, to more adventurous 13 mile hikes. Excellent for physical and mental well-being.

Visit the Horley Walkie Talkies Facebook page.

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks YMCA East Surrey

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks have a range of walks in the Horley and East Surrey area. You can choose walks that take from 30 – 90 minutes. These are accessible by public transport and start and end at points where refreshments are available.
Click here to find out where the walks take place – no need to book.

Tel: 01737 779979
Walking for Health Facebook page

Smallfield Walking Group

The Smallfield Walking Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month for a sociable, local walk. The group is led by Judy Wilkinson, a Volunteer Health Champion for Smallfield Surgery, and she and her fellow Champion Mary Baldock devise interesting local routes each month lasting around an hour.

She explains: “The monthly walks are a brilliant way for people to see new parts of the local area and have a good chat while we walk. Walking is great for both physical and mental health and is sociable too. We have a small group of regulars who come every month and always seem to enjoy it.”

The group is open to everyone in the local area. If you’d like to come on a monthly walk with like-minded people please contact Judy by email – It’s free to attend and you only need to bring suitable footwear.

YMCA Young People and Family Centre, Horley

The Horley Young People and Family Centre is located at the Old Fire Station, Albert Road, Horley, RH6 7JA. It is situated in the centre of Horley and is a one-stop-shop for young people, for children under 11 and their families. The Centre provides advice, information, family support, courses, activities and much more. Website.

Keeping Fit

Horley Leisure Centre

Horley Leisure Centre offers a wide range of activities for people of all ages and abilities. It has an excellent swimming pool.

Oakwood Sports Centre

Oakwood Sports Centre in Horley offers a wide range of fitness and wellbeing activities.

Visit the Horley Online sports page to see the wide range of other sports in the Horley area.

National health support information

Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia support

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect support line

Tel: 0333 150 3456

Alzheimer’s Society’s Companion Calls

Companion Calls can help people with dementia and their carers feel more connected and less lonely.

Companion Calls web page.

Covid Recovery

If you are recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind. This NHS website aims to help you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.

Visit the Your Covid Recovery website.

Support for Carers

Carers UK

A directory, helpline and online forum to help carers connect with people who understand what you are going through. We’re here to make sure no-one has to care alone.

Carers UK website.

Carer’s Allowance

Government information on Carer’s Allowance. Website.

Emotional Support

The Brigitte Trust

The Brigitte Trust is an independent registered charity offering a free service of emotional support and practical help. The service is for adults and their carers living in every Surrey borough and facing the challenges of life-limiting conditions including cancer, Motor neurone Disease and Multiple sclerosis. The Brigitte Trust website.

Lose Weight

Losing weight has many health benefits. Making small, simple changes to what and how much you are eating and drinking can really help.

NHS Weight Loss Plan

Download the free NHS Weight Loss Plan.

Menopause information

Menopause Matters is an independent website providing information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options.
Menopause Matters website.

NHS Menopause information website.

Quit Smoking

It’s never too late to quit smoking. When you stop, your lungs get the chance to repair. You will be able to breathe easier. There are lots of other benefits that start almost immediately.

It’s never too late to quit.

NHS Quit Smoking Plan

Download the free NHS Quit Smoking app.

For information on the doctor’s surgeries, hospitals, community nurses and dentists in the Horley area please click on the map below.

Horley Surrey Health Support map

Surrey Information Point

If you need to find out about the care, community, health information and support available in the Surrey area the Surrey Information Point website has lots of information on services, activities and organisations to support you, tips on benefit entitlement, help at home, health conditions, leisure information and much more. 

Surrey Heartlands

Surrey Heartlands is a partnership of local health and care organisations working with patients and residents to improve health and care for local people. Surrey Heartlands website.

Growing Health Together

Growing Health Together, Horley, Surrey logo, Horley, Surrey

Growing Health Together assists groups of GP surgeries (Primary Care Networks) to collaborate with community members and local organisations in order to improve health and prevent disease across East Surrey. This local organisation supports social, mental and physical health for people of all ages and backgrounds. It’s aim is to create access to health-giving opportunities, such as fresh food and the means to be physically active, fairer and more equal. Growing Health Together also works to reduce waste and support a healthy natural environment, recognising this is critical to human health.

Visit the Growing Health Together website.

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