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 would like someone to have a chat with
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?
We are a non-profit making charity and are in the fortunate position of having a healthy bank balance, in part because we have received some generous financial legacies and also because some of our volunteers do not claim their transport expenses.
The Management Committee and the Trustees have therefore agreed to continue the suspension of suggested donations for transport through to at least 31st December 2024. We are thereby using the resourses we have built up to benefit our clients.
Some clients do still insist on gving us a donation, which we will of course graciously accept.
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.
Annual Commissioning Service
This will take place at St Edmund Campion Church, Alwood Road, at 7.30pm on Thursday 11th July. We hope to have a speaker from Thames Hospice to talk about their work, and the service will be followed by refreshments and a time to socialise with fellow Maidenhead Care volunteers.
We take safegauading of our clients and volunteers very seriously. Click here to access our Safeguarding Policy Statement, which includes contact details.