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SILC Centre for Independent Living

Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC) is a non-profit-making voluntary sector organisation run by and for disabled people.

We are primarily funded by, and work in close partnership with, Surrey County Council.

SILC helps people with disabilities, and others who use or want to use Direct Payments, to live independently and to arrange the support and services they require.

SILC was also a partner in the Right to Control project.  The Right to Control was a new legal right for disabled people, and was being piloted in seven Trailblazer areas across the UK of which parts of Surrey was one. For more information, please see the Links page.

This website is designed to help you find out more about us and the services we offer. It will also enable you to get in touch with us if you’d like to know more.



Choice Unlimited is a UK wide road show on independent living and the first of its kind nationally. Aimed at disabled people, older people and carers, Choice Unlimited is an exhibition style event showcasing all under one roof the diversity of information, services, products, ideas and innovation that is available locally to support independent living.

More information about this event can be found on our events page.



These are exciting times for us. We have recently successfully retendered for Surrey County Councils Direct Payment support service and we are expanding the range of services and support we provide including the management of the User Led Hubs in Dorking, Epsom, Redhill and Walton and our involvement with Healthwatch Surrey, the consumer voice for Health and Social Care in the county.

We now want to strengthen SILC and make sure we are doing what you need and reflect your needs in the way we provide services.

In order to do that we are looking for disabled people to join our Board of Trustees and help us oversee the development and management of the organisation.

If you are interested just call us on 01483 458 111 or email our Chief Executive at:



SILC, Astolat, Coniers Way, Burpham, Guildford GU4 7HL. Tel: 01483 458111
Registered charity No. 1146482