Dittons & Weston Green Neighbourcare
Who are we?
We are a group of volunteer drivers and
telephone operators who provide help to our elderly and infirm citizens
who would otherwise find it difficult to get out and about. Our service
area covers Thames Ditton, Long Ditton and Weston Green in the Borough
of Elmbridge, Surrey.
What do we do?
Typical everyday assignments include
giving people lifts to the doctor's or to hospital, hairdressers and day centres.
How does it work?
A voluntary duty phone operator takes
calls between 9.00am and 12.00pm each weekday morning. The operator makes
a few phone calls to find a driver, then rings the caller back with the
name of the driver. If the first driver cannot manage the request at that
time the operator tries another driver on the list.
Come and join us!
You can do as much or as little as you
are able. You say in advance any days and times you might be able to help
- but you can still change your mind when you get an actual request! We
cushion you against undue involvement with those needing help, because
each phone operator randomly selects a different volunteer from the driver
You can download a copy of our application form in Adobe Reader 'pdf' format by clicking here. Just print it out and return it to the address given at the top of the form.
Request a car
Contact the operator on 020 8398 8600
Want to know more?
us on 020 8398 5084 or 07790 472993 (General
or email firstname.lastname@example.org