What we do
Our volunteers can help with the day to day problems of life and thereby help maintain a clients independence. Requests for help can vary from providing transport to hospitals, doctors, dentists, collecting prescriptions; to help with shopping; or just visiting the lonely and having a chat.
Each new request for help is carefully considered as the scheme is designed to help those who would have difficulty in doing a task for themselves.
Their difficulties and the availability of other sources of help including relatives and friends are taken into consideration to ensure that priorities are maintained.
During the last year 2,315 journeys were undertaken by our volunteers. Of these 1,251 (54%) were to hospitals, as you can see detailed below.
Volunteers are welcome to attend any meeting of the Management Committee. Please contact the secretary to obtain details of the next meeting.
Various social events are held throughout the year including a Summer party, Christmas party and coffee mornings, All are welcome, contact the secretary for details.
|| No of Journeys
||No of Journeys
| King Edward Vll Hospital
| St. Mark's Hospital
| Wexham Park Hospital
| Heatherwood Hospital
||Mount Vernon/Harefield Hospital
| Bracknell Hospital
||High Wycombe Hospital
We were delighted to be granted in 2009 the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.
Maidenhead Care is run as a charity on a non-profit-making basis (Charity No 1134263) and is registered as a company limited by guarantee (No 6996751). The management committee meets throughout the year, if you have any comments or suggestions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Chairman Mrs Mary Forrest
Secretary Mrs Elaine Clews
Treasurer Mr Mike Moss
Mrs Ellaine Clews
Mrs Mary Forrest
Mr Mike Moss
Mr Colin Jackson
Copies of the Annual Report are available here>>.
St. Mary's Church Miss Jane Taylor
All Saints Church Mrs Alwyn Kimber
St. Luke's Church Miss Ann Hockham and Mrs. Jan Cheek
St. Peter's Church Mr Andrew Fleet
Stubbings Church Mrs Rosemary Slater
St. Edmund Campion R.C. Church Mrs Carmel Moore and Mrs Hazel Manley
St. Joseph's R.C. Church
Jubilee Community Church Mrs Anne Lansley
United Reformed Church Mrs Pam Breen
High Street Methodist Mrs Margaret Maskell
Woodlands Park Methodist Church
Who we are
Maidenhead Care is a "Good Neighbour" volunteer scheme providing care and support for the people of Maidenhead. If was founded over 30 years ago by the Reverend Peter Hudson, a former Minister at Maidenhead Methodist Church.
Although Care is still supported by Churches Together in Maidenhead its volunteer membership has grown far beyond its original church foundation and all are welcome as volunteers or clients.
As all volunteers are unpaid our expenses are low but we still need to raise monies to cover essential expenses. We therefore appreciate our client donations and the income from other supporters, our stall at the Maidenhead Combined Charities Fair and our annual flag day.
The total number of regular commitments during the year was 710, an average of 59 a month.
Help in the home
We currently have over 25 recurring commitments, ranging from escorted shopping, shopping for the client and visiting the client, the requests for which our duty officers fill on a day to day basis.
In addition to this we also have a number of regular requests where we match a client with a specific volunteer and they run independently with the client and volunteer jointly making there own arrangements. This service offers friendship and more making a real difference helping clients to feel less isolated.