Surrey Voices: The Disability Podcast

This podcast explores the issues which impact those with disabilities, sensory needs, autism, and mental health. We follow the achievements of those using Surrey Choices services. Surrey Choices provides support services to improve the independence, confidence and life skills of people with a range of disabilities and support needs, whatever their age, in their local community. Choices Waves is a vocational project within Surrey Choices, making radio shows and podcasts.

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Thursday Dec 22, 2022

Join a group of guest hosts for this Christmas episode of Surrey Voices!
This episode has an interview with Lisa Curtis from the Ann Craft Trust about safeguarding and Disability History Month, some conversations with the speakers at our Choices Together event, and some Christmas catch-ups with a few people who have been on the podcast this year.
[10:42] Choices Together speaker Amanda from Surrey County Council  
Advocacy, self-advocacy, and money-saving tips during the winter.
Health and welfare support - Surrey County Council (
[18:01] Interview with Lisa Curtis from Ann Craft Trust about safeguarding and Disability History Month
Ann Craft Trust: Safeguarding Adults and Young People at Risk
[35:20] Choices Together speakers from NHS
Annual health checks
Reasonable adjustments
Making reasonable adjustments - YouTube
[44:53 ] Choices Together speaker Cheryl from Travel Choices
Planning your travels
Helping hand cards 
Helping Hand assistance card - Brighton & Hove Buses
Music by: Coma-Media | Pixabay

Friday Nov 25, 2022

After many episodes exploring the issues that people with disabilities and sensory needs face, this month we are switching the focus to the carers to coincide with Carers Rights Day 2022.
We ask: who do we mean when we talk about carers? What challenges do they face? What are they entitled to and who is there to help? How did they feel about being clapped for during the pandemic?
Also, find out why our colleague is swimming 1000 lengths for Action for Carers, get an insight on working in social care, and discover what it takes to be an award-winning Shared Lives carer.
Action for Carers | Supporting carers of all ages across Surrey
Surrey Choices is fundraising for Action for Carers (Surrey) (
Freewheelers Theatre: an inclusive theatre company - Surrey
Music by: Coma-Media | Pixabay

Cerebral Palsy

Friday Oct 28, 2022

Friday Oct 28, 2022

October 6th was World Cerebral Palsy Day, so we invited Dan to host a show about cerebral palsy. With conversations with Richard Luke from Scope and members of the Surrey Choices community, Dan is here to help you better understand CP and share the experiences and opinions of those who have it. 
For comments or questions or to get involved, email
Tromp Entertainment 
Surrey Choices - Every Life, Every Chance - Surrey Choices 
Home | Disability charity Scope UK 
Let's Talk Showbiz with DJ Dan 21.10 by Choices Waves | Mixcloud 
The Employment and Community Support service helps customers with volunteering, work experience and employment for people with support needs ( 

Three Cheers for Volunteers!

Friday Sep 30, 2022

Friday Sep 30, 2022

Volunteering is a great way to connect with and give back to your community. We meet some volunteers and follow the Growth Team at BBC Make a Difference Awards.
Annual conference 2022 - CP Scotland

All About Wheelchairs

Friday Aug 26, 2022

Friday Aug 26, 2022

This month, guest host Dexter James explores the topic of wheelchairs. Are our towns geared up for wheelchair users? How are social attitudes changing? How does wheelchair football work? And what do we think about the so-called Tiktok "hack" of getting through airports faster by faking a disability?
Surrey Choices - Every Life, Every Chance - Surrey Choices

Thursday Jul 28, 2022

For many young people, summer means the Duke of Edinburgh Award! We follow a crew of intrepid youngsters as they take on the DofE challenge as part of our Future Choices programme.

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

This week on Surrey Voices, Adam meets David Man and the young team of mechanics, and David Catchpole interviews Rachel about the gardening at Longmead.
Surrey Choices - Every Life, Every Chance - Surrey Choices

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

It's Shared Lives Week! What's Shared Lives, you ask? Adam didn't know either, so he went to meet four families who share their lives with SC Customers.
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Monday May 30, 2022

Mental Health Week was 9th - 15th May. To mark this, we talk to one Surrey Choices carer who battled lockdown loneliness by visiting people on her bike. We also meet Tash, who runs a Creative Recovery Course.
Surrey Choices Website
Solent Mind Mental Health stats

Friday Apr 29, 2022

On Surrey Voices we follow the achievements of people at Surrey Choices, and explore the issues which impact disabled people.
We talk to Michael about enduring stress at work, and meet mental health first-aider Phil Mack.
In Choices Voices, we hear some stressful stories and get some advice about de-stressing.
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Produced by Choices Waves 


Surrey Choices

We provide a range of support services to improve the independence, confidence and life skills of people with a range of disabilities and support needs, whatever their age, in their local community.

Surrey Choices supports disabled people, autistic people, those with sensory needs, those with mental health problems and older people. Our objective is to allow every person the chance to fulfil their potential and reach their goals, through enjoying, learning and achieving.

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