Who are we?
Maidenhead Care is local good neighbour scheme providing help and practical support for the elderly, unwell or disadvantaged people of Maidenhead.
One of our important roles is to provide transport for those who are unable to use public transport or taxis to get to medical appointments. We can also provide a friendly ear for someone who is lonely and would welcome a visit from a volunteer and a cup of tea together. You can read more about us by clicking here.
Unfortunately we can only consider requests from people living within three miles of Maidenhead Town Centre. Outiside this area help is available from other similar organisations which can be found by clicking here.
What we do
- transport for medical appointments
- help with shopping
- practical support such as form filling
- just visiting if you are a bit lonely and having a chat
How does it work?
Please call 07538 418448 on weekdays between 9:00am and 5:00pm and talk to the Duty Officer. They will discuss with you your requirements and circumstances either over the phone or arrange for a volunteer to visit.
Once you are accepted as a client you just ring and ask for assistance and the duty officer will arrange for one of our volunteers to help. Click here for more details.
What donation is required?
As a non-profit making charity we only ask for a donation towards our overheads for providing the transport services. Our table of suggested donations is available by clicking here.
However, Maidenhead Care is in the enviable situation of having a healthy bank balance, in part for being the beneficiary of some generous financial legacies and also for the generosity of some of our volunteers who do not claim their transport expenses.
In light of this and the ongoing increases in the cost of living, the Management Committee and the Trustees have agreed to temporarily suspend the current suggested donations for transport from May 1st to December 31st 2022. We will instead ask for a voluntary contribution towards our transport costs if clients are able. We are thereby using the legacies we have received to benefit those residents of Maidenhead and clients of Care who are finding themselves in financial difficulties.
It’s always nice to be appreciated…
“I wish to thank you at Maidenhead Care for your wonderful service which I used when I broke my wrist recently. The service provided to get me to hospital and then later for shopping trips was just what I needed. The drivers were very friendly and courteous.
My husband and I knew the Reverend Peter Hudson a long time ago when he first founded the charity. It is good to know that it is still going strong.
Thank you most sincerely for all your help.
Can you help?
Do you have any spare time and would like to help in the local community? A few hours can make so much difference, so please click here to read about the opportunities we offer and our current vacancies.
Summer Party – Friday 19th August 2022 at the Soltau Centre, Stubbings Church at 7:00pm
Come and enjoy a two-course meal with friends. There will not be a charge for this event, but nearer the time we will need to know if you are able to attend for catering purposes.
AGM – Wednesday 7th September 2022 at the URC West Street at 7:30pm
Christmas Gathering – Thursday 1st December at All Saints Church Parish Centre from 11:30am to 1:30pm
In response to requests for a daytime event, you are invited to join us for some Christmas hospitality.
We take safegauading of our clients and volunteers very seriously. Click here to access our Safeguarding Policy Statement, which includes contact details.