Chilworth Care Committee News
At our March Meeting we noted that the Management Committee has met 6 times since August and 9 times since March 2020 to keep adapting the provision of the services we can offer as the circumstances keep changing. Many of these have been via Zoom.
We are so pleased to be able to offer lifts to medical appointments again and continue our good neighbour scheme picking up prescriptions and undertaking basic shopping and are just so grateful to all our willing volunteers who undertake these tasks. To provide a lift you do need to be DBS’d, wear the PPE provided and agree to our Covid-safe policies but if you are currently working from home with the flexibility to take a break for an hour just once a month it would be great to have you on-board. So far we have provided just 9 lifts to Vaccination and other appointments.
We have once again refreshed our posters to reflect this – at no cost thanks to the generosity of Pauleen at Flippinimage Ltd – and remain grateful to St Thomas’s Church who have allowed us the use of their notice board in this respect for so long
Our buddy scheme put in place last March is still in place and we have the capacity to pair up more couples if anyone would like to receive a regular phone call just for a chat.
Our AGM remains on hold but we remain hopeful that we can arrange a summer date safely. We have noted the resignation of our current Chair Tim O’Hanlon with thanks for all his contributions and are grateful to Cathy Browning for stepping up from Vice Chair to Chair so if you can help with the management of our activities it would be great to have someone with organisational / administration skills at the meetings. (We hope to be back to just 4 a year plus the AGM soon!)
As always we can be contacted on 01483 538886 – all calls will be returned – and at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also more information on our page on the Chilworth2gether website.
Chilworth Care Committee
The Care Committee is now running a Good Neighbour Scheme and people can leave a message any time 7 days a week on 01483 538886 and a volunteer will get back to them.Please leave a message with your name and number if you need help with groceries, or if you are wanting to volunteer in the village.
This Committee, run entirely by volunteers, was set up in 1979, by all the local village organisations, in order to facilitate villagers access to the surgeries in Shere and Wonersh, and also the Royal Surrey Hospital, without having to rely on public transport, which made it difficult to arrive on time for appointments, and meant changing buses or having to call a taxi.
An afternoon tea is also held at St. Martha’s Court, in Hornhatch, on the first Monday of each month, providing that day is not a public holiday, in which case it will be held on the following Monday. Lifts to and from this event are also provided. Just give us a ring.
If you should need our services, our telephone number is 01483 538886. Volunteers answer the telephone on weekday mornings between 9.00 and 10.30. At other times you can leave a message on our answerphone. We always welcome new volunteers, either to make coffee, drive cars or to answer the telephone.
To keep volunteers safe, here are the documents you need to read and agree to – please click on each form to read/print/return