Windlesham Caring is a voluntary-run service by members of the community for those people living in Windlesham who need help at home or with transport. Volunteers help with a wide range of needs, from keeping you company at home to walking your dog, or with transport to and from appointments, shopping or other errands.
Volunteers use their own cars as transport, and whilst there is no charge for this, donations are welcome to cover costs. As a guide, suggested donations to local hospitals – Frimley Park or St Peters – is £4.00 for a return trip. More local journeys would be less.
USING THE SERVICE
To use the service you just telephone 01276 452900, from Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 12noon. A message will give you the name and telephone number of the person taking calls that day for you to get in touch with. They will then take your details and arrange for a volunteer to help with your request.
JOINING THE TEAM
Such a service depends on volunteers and, and if you think you are able to give time answering the telephone – or the use of your vehicle – then please contact the Parish Office. Even giving two hours of your time a month answering calls is a great help and it can be really rewarding knowing that you have made someone’s day.
Naturally we take care to ensure that people act safely and with due care and so we insist on all volunteers having a DBS check.
The service has been running for more than 20 years and is run by an enthusiastic committee of volunteers.