News from the Care Committee and AGM invitation Sat 13 November at 11.30

Chilworth Care Committee News

Our big news is that we now have a date for our AGM – Saturday 13th November @ 11.30 in the VILLAGE HALL.

We are hoping by then that the majority of restrictions continue to be lifted and that many people will feel that it is ‘safe’ to come along.

It would be good if as many of our new volunteers and drivers were able to come along to find out more about what we do – we will have two years’ worth of reports to go through – as well as our regular supporters.

We will finally be able to say a public thank you to our former chair Tim O’Hanlon as well as to other committee members intending to stand down. You won’t be surprised to know that we are looking for new committee members to take their place so please do get in touch if you feel his might be something for you or to simply obtain further information about what is involved.

Our activities continue with more requests for regular lifts to medical appointments being received and all our new drivers being given the opportunity to offer lifts.

We have revised our policies to reduce the stringency of requirements to protect against Covid although we do continue to review our risk assessments to ensure the highest level of protection to all – for example we can now carry passengers in the front seat of cars again which makes providing a lift much easier for passengers whereas at the height of Covid we were only carrying passengers in the rear passenger seat to maximise the distance between driver and passenger. 

Our Good Neighbour scheme for picking up prescriptions and shopping for basic essentials continues as does our buddy scheme, put in place in March 2020, whereby we can pair up couples, especially the housebound, who appreciate having someone with whom they can make or receive a regular phone call just for a chat.

We hope to be able to reintroduce our coffee mornings safely for all concerned as restrictions lift in the next few weeks

We return calls between 9.00am – 5.00pm on weekdays but you can leave a message at any time by calling 01483 538886.  You can also email us at chilworthcarecommittee@hotmail.com or see information about us on our page on the Chilworth2gether website for further information.

We look forward to seeing you at our AGM on Saturday 13th November @ 11.30! Please ring our number to book a lift to the AGM.

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