The Ashes Good Neighbour Scheme is seeking volunteers who are able to help older and vulnerable people to get out and about to their appointments. The Volunteering is advertised as flexible to suit your lifestyle with no regular commitment required. Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of this vibrant scheme, it supported residents within the Parish in conjunction with Surrey Community Action, which is a county-wide charity which supports voluntary and not-for-profit groups.
To find out more a Coffe morning is to be held on Wednesday 8th February at 10:30 am at the Ash Center. The Ashes Good Neighbour Scheme have also provided a list of frequently asked questions below.
Coffee Morning 8th February
Contact Ashes Good Neighbour Scheme
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to make a regular commitment?
No, you do not that’s the beauty of volunteering as a driver.
Can I claim expenses?
Yes – mileage and parking will be reimbursed.
Will it affect my car insurance?
We will give you information to provide to your insurance company so that driving should not affect your premium.
Do I need to take a driving test or undergo any other checks?
You’ll need a DBS check – this is free, easy and transferable, so you’ll be able to use it if you decide to volunteer with any other vulnerable adults.
Who are our clients?
We aim to help residents within Ash and Ash Vale who cannot access transport anywhere else or who cannot afford transport from other providers. Sometimes clients just need a companion to travel with them if they don’t have any relatives nearby.
Where do we go?
Clients usually need transport to visit their GP or attend a hospital, dental or chiropody appointment, or to go to the shops or a coffee morning sometimes we are asked to go further afield, but if you want to stay local all you have to do is say so.