Meeting the needs of local residents of all ages, enabling
them to lead independent, fuller and richer lives
and preventing social isolation
COVID-19 & WHEEL OF CARE SERVICES
The purpose of this update is not to repeat Public Heath England information but rather how the PHE / Government contingencies and advice applies to the service West Horsley Wheel of Care provides, and also to respond to a report on the BBC about volunteer groups helping those self-isolating.
Following the government's advice we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel all 4 of our clubs for the time being. At this stage we do not anticipate Seated Dance & Movement to Music re-starting before September. Film Club & Scrabble Club may be earlier; we will let you know as soon as we can.
Are you happy to help?
With good practice there is no reason why the WoC should not continue to provide help including offering to go shopping for clients and deliver goods to their front door.
Temporary opt out
We completely understand if you feel that the sensible option for you would be to opt out of volunteering for the time being. You can notify the WoC by phoning the DO on 01483 281703 (Mon – Fri 10am – 12noon) or emailing email@example.com and we will update our files.
As a WoC volunteer we need you to keep us informed of any notifiable / related health issues and if you are self-isolating now, or if your situation changes and you need to self-isolate. Again, please contact WoC (details above) and we will update our files.
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THE WHEEL'S FOUR CLUBS
Please see "Our Clubs" and "News & Events" for information on our four clubs and when and where they operate. Alternatively, for more information about any of our clubs, please ring the Duty Officer on 01483 281703 (Monday-Friday 10am-noon).
All our clubs are open to all in West Horsley and neighbouring villages so you don't have to live in West Horsley to join in. No booking is required ... just turn up! Free transport to all our clubs is available for those living in the Horsleys, Effingham and Ockham - just ring the Duty Officer on 01483 281703 (Monday-Friday 10am-noon). Anyone living outside the Horsleys, Effingham and Ockham is very welcome to attend but we ask that they organise their own transport please.
MESSAGE FROM A CLIENT
It is always lovely to hear from our clients! We recently received the following message from a client whom we have been helping for the past year or so:
"Many, many thanks to West Horsley Wheel of Care for organising so efficiently my car lifts to the Scrabble sessions and Film Club. It has made such a difference to my life this year when I have been unable to drive and enabling me to meet people and start a new pastime. Also, thanks for the cups of tea and delicious cake. Everything much appreciated."
THE QUEEN'S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE
It was announced on 2nd June 2015 that the Wheel of Care had been honoured with The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups. Please click on the link immediately below The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service logo to the right for a copy of the press release regarding this prestigious award.
SNOW/ICE AND THE CLUBS
If there is snow/ice on the ground, it is highly likely that all Wheel of Care clubs will be cancelled. If you are unsure whether a club is going ahead, please ring the Duty Officer on 01483 281703 (Monday-Friday 10am-noon). We will also post an update on this page if any club is cancelled due to the weather.
Alternatively, please use the online Contact Form (on the "Contact Us" page) and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as we can.