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 legacies and fund raising.
What we do
Our volunteers can help with the day to day problems of life and thereby help maintain a client’s 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.
In 2022, as we went through a period of slow recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, our volunteers undertook 1317 jobs, of which 75% were for driving. For the period from January up to the end of September 2023 we have done 1200 jobs, so the recovery in activity is continuing.
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 requests where we match a client with a specific volunteer and they run independently with the client and volunteer jointly making their own arrangements. This service offers friendship and can make a real difference helping clients to feel less isolated. Please note though that we are not qualified or able to offer personal care or support to those with mental health problems.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, WITH EFFECT FROM 10TH JANUARY 2024 WE ARE UNABLE TO CONSIDER NEW REQUESTS OR REFERALS FOR BEFRIENDING UNTIL WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RESPOND TO EXISTING REQUESTS.
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
Trustees & Directors of Maidenhead Care Ltd.
Chair: Mr Mike Moss
Treasurer & Company Secretary: Mr Richard Burdett
Mr Andrew Fleet
Mrs Katie Sarsfield
Mrs Julie Maidment
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
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
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.
Maidenhead Care Ltd operates under our Articles of Association dated 15 November 2009, which can be viewed by clicking here.
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