Chilworth Care Committee resumes lifts to the doctor, including for Covid vaccinations

Happy New Year from Chilworth Care Committee!  

Throughout the lockdowns of 2020 Chilworth Care Committee has continued to offer help to our community seven days a week collecting provisions and medication. We are immensely grateful to all our existing and new volunteers for all the help they offered without whom this would not have been possible.

As we enter 2021 there is hope around the corner with the vaccination programme being rolled out. With this in mind and as we go into this new lockdown, we are pleased to resume offering lifts to medical appointments and most vitally COVID vaccinations. All risk assessments and Safeguarding documentation is in place to provide this service as safely as possible to everyone.

If you need a lift, please ring the Chilworth Care Committee on 01483 538886 and leave a message and someone will get back to you. Please give our volunteers as much notice as possible.

 As many of our exiting drivers are self-isolating / shielding we particularly welcome people prepared to offer lifts at the moment. We are also looking for new Committee Members who have a little time to spare to keep us all going. For more information about any of our activitiesplease ring the same number and leave your details and someone will call you backwith further information.

Foodwise offers free meals to families in need – details

Please see this information provided by GBC.  Families are not allowed to apply direct, but the information below shows how referrals can be made through local organisations, schools and churches.

“I have been asked to draw your attention to the work that local charity Foodwise has been undertaking to provide meals to families in Guildford borough during the current crisis. It is currently producing around 1,600 meals per week and delivering these to nearly 200 families free of charge. You can find out more on its website (www.foodwisetlc.care).

Families are not able to self-refer, but local charities, schools or churches can refer people through the portal on the website. The website also lists the recipes that Foodwise prepare, but meals are also provided by Cook and the Caring Foundation.

You may wish to pass this information on to local organisations and groups in your own local communities working with vulnerable residents.”

Administrator note:  If you would like to access this service, please contact

in the first instance.

Regards Steve

Steve Benbough

Strategy and Communications Manager

Guildford Borough Council

 

Volunteering with Chilworth Care Committee? The forms to keep you safe –

To keep volunteers safe, here are the documents you need to read and agree to – please click on each form to read/print/return

CCC – Data Protection Policy (Version 2) April 2019

CCC Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adult Policy (version 2) April 2019

Form of CCC EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY (Feb. 2018) (2)