WoC CLUBS: COVID-19 UPDATE
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 the time of writing, we have no indication as to when we may be allowed to re-open them. It would seem that social distancing could be with us for some time and it could be a very long time before people feel confident enough to be part of a large gathering in an enclosed space.
We will listen to all the advice given and as soon as we feel it is appropriate to re-start the clubs we will let our clients and volunteers know and update our website.
FILM CLUB - Monday, 9th March 2020
The next showing of the Film Club will take place at 2pm in the Wesley Room at The Methodist Church, The Street, KT24 6DD (next door to West Horsley Village Hall) on Monday, 9th March 2020. The Wesley Room is fully wheelchair accessible.
Unfortunately, due to restrictions imposed on us by our licence, we are unable to advertise the details of the films to be shown on this website. However, the films shown are generally a mix of recently-released titles and the occasional older film - nearly always a PG, 12 or 12A rating and less than 2 hours' long.
If you would like to know which film we plan to show next at the Film Club or if you need help with transport to/from the Film Club, please telephone the Duty Officer on 01483 281703 (Monday-Friday 10am-noon). A small donation of £2.50 is requested as a contribution towards running costs.
SEATED DANCE CLASS - every Wednesday morning (term-time)
Seated Dance takes place on Wednesdays between 10.45-11.30am at West Horsley Village Hall. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available from 10.15am.
The Spring Term started on Wednesday, 8th January 2020 and will run through to (and including) Wednesday, 1st April 2020.
The Summer Term will start on Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 and will run through to (and including) Wednesday, 15th July 2020 with the half-term break on Wednesday, 27th May 2020.
Please see "Our Clubs" for further details about Seated Dance.
MOVEMENT TO MUSIC - every Thursday afternoon (term-time)
The class takes place during term-time only at the Wheelhouse between 2.15-3.00pm with tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards.
The Spring Term started on Thursday, 9th January 2020 and will run through to (and including) Thursday, 2nd April 2020.
The Summer Term will start on Thursday, 23rd April 2020 and will run through to (and including) Thursday, 16th July 2020 with the half-term break on Thursday, 28th May 2020.
Please see "Our Clubs" for further details about Movement to Music.
SCRABBLE CLUB - every Tuesday
The Scrabble Club takes place every Tuesday afternoon between 2.00-3.45pm, only stopping for either 2 or 3 weeks over Christmas and the New Year, depending on how the dates fall.
Following a short closure over Christmas and New Year, Scrabble Club restarted on Tuesday, 7th January 2020 and will then continue every Tuesday up to and including Tuesday, 15th December 2020.
Please see "Our Clubs" for further details about the Scrabble Club.
ACTION FOR CARERS - CARERS SUPPORT GROUP
The Carers Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month between 2-4pm. Carers and former Carers are all welcome. The group is generally based at West Horsley Village Hall, The Street, KT24 6DD but outings are also sometimes organised. Please contact Rachel at Action for Carers Surrey (0303 040 1234) if you would like to find out more about the group, to let them know that you are coming and if you need transport. Although this group is a separate charity from the Wheel of Care, both charities work together to help local people so if you are a West Horsley resident and would like the Wheel of Care to help you with transport to/from any meetings or outings, please ring 01483 281703 (Monday-Friday 10am-noon). We would be happy to help!
FIRST AID COURSE
The British Red Cross ran another first aid session for Wheel of Care volunteers on 6th September 2019 at West Horsley Village Hall.
The course covered basic emergency first aid including heart attack, CPR & falls and gave all participants the knowledge of what to do in the all-important time before an ambulance arrives. Attendees were also shown how to use a Public Access Defibrillator which is for anyone to use on someone in cardiac arrest. These are stored in briefcase-sized boxes and can be found in public spaces like your local shopping centre, village hall or gym (there is one at West Horsley Village Hall as well as Grace & Flavour).
All volunteers are welcome to attend but especially if you have not attended previously or if it has been more than 3 years since you last attended a first aid course. If you are interested in attending a course in the future, please contact Nicki Douet by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRIVER AWARENESS COURSE
A Driver Awareness Course, led by Vicki Turton from Surrey Community Action,
was held on 19th September 2019 at The Wheelhouse and was open to registered volunteers who drive for the Wheel of Care. The aim of the course was to help volunteers:
The course was very well received and the feedback positive - "Good reminder of road rules and signs", "I will be driving more concious of others", Will be more aware of people's mobility". All the volunteer drivers thought the training was useful and would put the training into practice in their volunteering for the Wheel of Care.
It is hoped that another course will be run in the future. If you would like to register your interest, please contact Nicki Douet by e-mailing her at email@example.com.
Alternatively, please use the online Contact Form (on the "Contact Us" page) and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as we can.