About Us

Our history
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 donations made by clients who use our services as well as other income from legaies and fund raising.

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.

Volunteer driving
In 2019 2,037 journeys were undertaken by our volunteers. Of these 1,117 (54%) were to hospitals.

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.

Befriending
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.

Our organisation
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
office@maidenheadcare.org.uk

Trustees & Directors of Maidenhead Care Ltd.
Chair: Mr Mike Moss
Treasurer & Company Secretary: Mr Richard Burdett
Mr Barrie Davies
Mrs Katie Sarsfield

The Management Committee consists of the above people plus:
Duty Officer Coordinator: Mrs Hillary Simpson
Membership Secretary: Mrs Julie Maidment
Disabled Persons Badge Holder: Mr Stanley Webb

Church representatives
St. Mary’s Church:  Miss Jane Taylor
All Saints Church:  Mrs Jan Moss
St. Luke’s Church:  Mrs Jeanette Lock
St. Peter’s Church:  Mr Andrew Fleet
Stubbings Church:  Mrs Rosemary Slater
St. Edmund Campion R.C. Church:  Mrs Hazel Manley
St. Joseph’s R.C. Church:  Ms. Patricia Denham
Jubilee Community Church:  Mrs Anne Lansley
United Reformed Church:  Mrs Pam Breen & Mr John Roberston
High Street Methodist: Mrs Margaret Maskell
Woodlands Park Methodist Church: Vacancy

Getting together
Volunteers are welcome to attend any meeting of the Management Committee. Please contact the Chair to obtain details of the next meeting.

Various social events for volunteers are held throughout the year including a Summer party, Christmas party and coffee mornings. Everyone is welcome so please contact the Chair for details.

Report & Accounts
Copies of the Annual Report & Accounts are available by clicking the following links.

Year to 31 December 2020

Year to 31 December 2019

Year to 31 December 2018

Year to 31 December 2017

Governing Document
Maidenhead Care Ltd operates under our Articles of Association dated 15 November 2009, which can be viewed by clicking here.