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 Trusted Housesitters

Pet and housesitting:

connect home and pet owners who need a sitter, when going away,with trustworthy people who are happy to  sit for FREE.

St Vincent De Paul Society

The SVP is dedicated to helping combat poverty. The main ways it does this is by befriending people and providing moral and practical support to those in need through personal contact. The work of the Society and its volunteer members is based on personal contact with those in need. The Society is not, at national level, a funding organisation in the usually accepted sense and any assistance which may be available depends entirely on the financial resources, often limited, of local volunteer groups. Such groups are active in over 1,300 locations

In order to progress your request, we need contact details, address and telephone number, of the person requiring assistance  to enable  our members to  arrange  a visit. In addition, an indication that this approach would be acceptable to the individual or family would be welcome.

The St Vincent de Paul Society 9 Larcom St
Walworth London SE17 lRX

Tel: 020 7703 3030

Windsor Good Neighbour Contact: Barry Thomson 07547 514467

The Lions Club of Windsor

If you know of someone who could benefit from a little help in or around the house, transport or community Windsor Lions could help.  programmes:
Mencap Drives Food parcels Meals on Wheels Transport

Good neighbours good causes: a very simple concept where you can help a friend or neighbour get back on top of life. We can support  with:
•Trade skills: Painting, Gardening, Building,
•Professional skills: Finance, Marketing, Sales, Fundraising, IT, Admin
•Care skills: Card playing, Swimming, Companionship, Pets for therapy, Communications.
•Miscellaneous skills: Driving,  Musical, Artistic.
•Capabilities: Contacts, Experience.

Community Services  0845 833 5953


Cox Green Lunch Club

The Cox Green Lunch Club is designed to offer local people a welcoming place to meet, a range of activities to enjoy or simply, a good lunch* in pleasant surroundings. You don't need to  have lunch. You don't need to stay. But please drop in for a coffee and biscuit, take a look around and join in our social activities such as cards and scrabble
Lunch (2 courses) £6. Every Thursday 12-3pm.

Cox Green Community Centre, Highfield Lane, Maidenhead, SL6
 0775 6256 384

Old Windsor Centre

The centre offers, older adults,  a chance to  make new friends, catch up with old friends, simply relax and enjoy a coffee, a good meal or to take part in our ever growing range of activities. All the activities are planned in response to the needs of our members. We listen to what you want and do our best to provide it.

27b Straight Road, Old Windsor, SL4 2RW
01753 854117.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.00 a.m. -3.00 p.m.

Lunch Club

St. Marks Lunch Club, Maidenhead

St Marks Club meet every Thursday with its members enjoying making and socialising with friends & mind based activities.
The Club also provides a two course freshly prepared nutritional meal* (lunch is served at 12.30 p.m.) or just pop in for coffee and cake, which is available throughout the day. Lunch is served at 12:30 and costs £6.
From 10am-11am a cards and scrabble session takes place, and Quiz or board games from 13:30pm-14:30pm.
Special events are organised throughout the year including a Valentines Celebration (three course meal and in-house entertainment)  and pantomime.
Many trips are also organised including days out to the coast and December trips to London to  see the Christmas lights.
We also hold fundraising events such as tombola, raffles and bring & buy sales.

St Marks Methodist Church, Allenby Road, Maidenhead, SL6 5BQ
0774 2090 444

At  Spencer Denney Centre, Windsor

Age UK, Windsor Spencer Denney Centre, Windsor

Sessions are held on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday- doors open at 9.00am.
Membership is available for those within the local area. The day includes a three course meal, and transport if needed. There is a small annual membership fee and a daily charge for meals, drinks, exercise etc. and transport if required. Clients can be brought to the day centre by their family, friends or carers  at 9am.
Alternatively  they can be collected and returned to their home using our people carrier with an electric step. On arrival at the Centre, members are welcomed with refreshments. A three course lunch is served and drinks are available throughout the day. Our volunteers and staff lead a variety of activities some examples below: Singing, music and entertainers, Quizzes, jigsaws, cards and other board games, Exercise activities four times per week, indoor skittles etc.

Spencer Denney Centre, Park Corner,
(Turning on the corner of the Sebastopol Pub off Clewer Hill Road),
Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4EB.
01753 860685 - (Voice Mail)

Alzheimer's  Dementia Support

Mates with Plates
A monthly men only lunch club giving the opportunity to chat about male type pursuits while their carers are being hosted in another part of the venue or for them to have a brief period of respite with the Ladies that Lunch. Held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month 12.30pm

Toby Carvery, Stafferton Lodge,
Braywick Road, Maidenhead. SL61BN.
07707 531689  to book.
Toby Carvery, Stafferton Lodge,
Braywick Road, Maidenhead. SL61BN.
07707 531689  to book.

Ladies that Lunch

Alzheimer's Dementia Support

A monthly ladies only lunch on 3rd Wednesday of every month 12.30pm at Toby Carvery

Toby Carvery, Stafferton Lodge,
Braywick Road, Maidenhead. SL61BN.
07707 531689  to book.

Former Carers Lunch

Alzheimer's Dementia Support

A friendly social lunch for past carers on the 1st Wednesday of each month 12.30pm Toby Carvery
We ask for a voluntary donation of £8 per person

Toby Carvery, Stafferton Lodge,
Braywick Road, Maidenhead. SL61BN.
07707 531689 to book.

Maidenhead Lunch Club

Alzheimer's Dementia Support

Come and enjoy sharing a delicious homemade meal with some new friends - prepared and served by our lovely team of volunteers. Held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 12.15pm at the United Reformed Church, Maidenhead. SL6 lR
We  ask for a voluntary donation of £3.50

The United Reformed Church, Maidenhead.
SL6 lRL.
Contact Terrie or Nancy.

Ascot & Bracknell Alzheimer Café

Alzheimer's Dementia Support
Our Alzheimer Cafe is open to anyone looking to find out more about dementia. There's no need to book just pop along, complimentary refreshments provided.

Rachel Cross 01344 298083.
The Wagtail Centre, Lynwood Care Centre, Rise Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SLS OFG

Ascot District Day Centre

Keeping elderly residents in the neighbourhood alert and active, by providing an opportunity to meet friends and to socialise, in a structured and safe environment. A team of volunteer drivers transport members by minibus to and from the Centre. Coffee is served on arrival and a hot two course meal at lunchtime with tea and biscuits in the afternoon. Each weekday morning the Day Centre is a hive of activity with members playing darts or indoor bowls while others join in Tai-Chi or Chair Based dance classes, or quietly socialise in the conservatory with friends. After lunch there are usually a few rounds of bingo, a quiz or a raffle, while others prefer a game of cards

01344 624923

Ascot Drop In, North Ascot Community Centre

Many people have become regulars at the group, but new people are always very welcome to enjoy tea,  chat and  homemade cakes. As well as the weekly get-togethers, the group enjoys  outings and parties, such as Christmas and birthday parties, and day trips to the Kennet and Avon  Canal -  not  forgetting  last  year's  huge Diamond Jubilee party
The North Ascot Drop In receives donations from major sponsors such as Ascot Round Table, as well as the Waitrose Community Matters scheme. The group also raises money itself.

North Ascot Community Centre, Fern Bank Road,
North Ascot.
01344 625700.

Open Kitchen

Homeless Meals:
On Thursday nights, we prepare a cooked, three course meal for people who are homeless. We extend the meals to people who are isolated, disadvantaged and elderly, to provide a more welcoming environment.

Maidenhead Community Centre, Maidenhead
Maidenhead Community Centre and Cafe in York Road, Maidenhead is open most days of the week and everyone is welcome! There is a  full range of  activities on offer with something for everyone, whatever your interests, such as: arts and heritage activities include a weekly knitting circle, craft sessions and water colour classes and much more. Keep healthy and active with exercise and keep fit sessions, yoga, Tai Chi, reflexology for all abilities and ages and manicure and pedicure sessions or if you fancy a natter with a friend over a cup of coffee and snack then pop in to our cafe.

York Road, Maidenhead

Age Concern

Information and support FOR older people in Windsor 01753 860685

Alzheimers Dementia Support

advice, information, guidance and peer support as well as friendship. Services include, drop ins, lunch clubs, singing groups, monthly newsletters,  pamper  mornings, out & about, home visits, advocacy and weekend aways.

Terrie Hall 07516 165647

Services for people with dementia, their carers and families including groups and 1:1 dementia advice and support.

Jane Penton 01628 626331

Asthma UK

Improving the health and well-being of people with asthma, provide telephone information and advice, campaigns, conduct research and offer education, care and support to users.
0800 1216244

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home - Old Windsor

PETS: cats and dogs rehoming, lost and found
gifting your own pet to us please find further information on giving up your dog for adoption and giving up your cat for adoption

Janet Brewer -
07590 173458


Service that matches someone who needs a small amount of help to live independently in their own home {a Householder) with someone who has a housing need {a Homesharer) and can provide support and companionship in return for a room within the Householder's home.

The Homesharer will help out around the house with activities such as cleaning, cooking meals, shopping trips, providing company etc. A Homesharer will not provide personal care, but the Householder can still source this independently if required

There is no exchange of money between Householder and Homesharer, but both parties pay a monthly fee to the charity to make the service sustainable and in order to carry our safeguarding and monitoring activities. The Householder and Homesharer will share the household bills, and each party will buy their  own food.

Laura Munoz -
01494  568 888

Ascot day Centre

Elderly day centre : 50 plus socialise- can meet friends, enjoy a meal and have the opportunity to join in with various activities and trips out. Therefore enabling members to remain active, independent and able to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
members  make a small donation to  cover tea, coffee, lunch and
transport if required.

Jackie Mann
01344 624923

Ascot Volunteer Bureau

Transport to medical appointments for the elderly residents of Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale.
appointments at the GP surgery, hospital, dentist, chiropodist, chiropractor ...

John Thomsonn -
01344 625520

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust

NHS-Healthcare issues
Helping to solve problems on the spot, provide information on treatment and services, helping people make complaints and listening to experiences of users with a view to improvement

Trevor Lyalle
0118 960 5027

Berkshire Vision

Supporting visually impaired people in Berkshire

Tracy Lacy -
0118 987 2803

Community  Responders

Volunteer group trained by and dispatched by South Central Ambulance Service to answer 999 calls on their behalf. We attend life threatening injuries and illnesses close to our own homes, in our own vehicles, in our spare time and stay with the patient treating them until an ambulance resource arrives.

07920 132097
Cheryl Mathews -

Contac the Elderley

Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month

Suzan Hyland

Darby and Joan Club

Club for older people, to meet once a week for tea, bingo, chat and occasional outings.

Mrs. B. Matthews 01753 864564

Depression Alliance

Affected by depression or supporting someone with depression, our community can help you: Maintain recovery, Meet new people, Challenge yourself, Share your experiences, Make a difference
Debbie Workman

East Berkshire Diabetes UK Group

Our aim is to  support people living with diabetes in East Berkshire. We do this primarily through group meetings, designed to  provide individuals  and their farnilies/friends with a safe, social forum to discuss diabetes and its effects. We also promote awareness of diabetes and raise money to support research

Emma Kenny
07764 863949

Windsor Voluntary Car Service

Transport. For residents in the Windsor (Sl4) area and suffer a level of impaired mobility that makes it difficult for themto use taxis or public transport Beyond that, potential clients must be able to get in and out of the car unaided. No wheel chair bound clients
Fee for car journey

Andrew Taft 07850 656675

People to Places Shop mobility service

People to Places operates a range of community transport services including dial-a-ride for individuals members, transport for local groups, a local bus service in Windsor and home-to- school transport.
Shop mobility service operates in both Maidenhead and Windsor offering a range of mobility equipment to meet all needs.

Peter Hayley
01753 622330

King George VI Day Centre

Built by the Windsor Old People's Welfare Association, a registered charity, as a lunch and social club for older Windsor residents.
members are encouraged to maintain their independence and wellbeing through activities and social interaction.
S.M.I.LE. (So Much Improvement with a Little Exercise} visits on Tuesdays. ,hairdresser’s available every Thursday, chiropodist every 6 weeks.
The annual Membership Fee is £20.
The Daily charge including the 3 course lunch is £8.00 (members) and £9 (guests).New member sand visitors can just drop in for Tea/Coffee and Biscuits/or a daily charge of £2 Minibus transportation charge £2.00 single journey  -   £3.00 return.

Charlotte Moore
01753 853654

Elizabeth House day centre, Cookham

Elderly Day Centre: members must be independent in daily activities such as eating, going to the toilet and engaging in conversation with other and who are· mobile, with or without the need for walking c:1ids.
Membership Fees: :£21·per year daily lunch for £5,
For members who cannot get to us by themselves,  we can arrange  lifts with our  volunteer drivers.

Manager -
01628 527621

Equal Access for All

Provides face-to-face and telephone information and advice to the Asian community

Kosser Choudry
01628  781124

Windsor Municipal Charities

provide accommodation for elderly and under-privileged people

Peter Gray MBE
01753 858423

Equality Advisory and Support Service

Helpline advises and assists Individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales. We can also accept referrals from organisations which, due to capacity or funding issues, are unable to provide ln depth help and support to local of their services.

0808 800 0082

West Windsor Residents Association

WRAs aims is "To assist in improving the quality of living for residents in West Windsor''. Membership is open to residents of RBWMs Clewer Wards (North, East and South) and Park Ward, and Associate membership to other wards.

Helen Price
01753 867055 or 07752 847796

UP Windsor Depression and anxiety listening group

free and friendly, confidential listening group for you to access if you suffer with low mood, depression, anxiety or any other mental Health condition. We run group nights and also have guest speakers visit the group, offering their expertise on managing your thoughts, feelings and well being

The Stroke Association

core service provides high quality information, emotional support and practical advice in the aftermath of a stroke. We work with stroke survivors and their families following a stroke in hospitals, in care homes, within. their own homes and back in the community.

Kate Ward
01344 306177

The Stroke Association

Previously known as maidenhead & district housing association
{mdha), it is dedicated to providing quality, affordable homes to rent to meet a wide range of needs
01628 543101

Keep Safe, Stay Well

Fall Prevention and social exclusion - we help residents in RBWM to become more independent

07790 384592

Maidenhead Citizen's Advice Bureau

Maidenhead CAB offers tree, (Confidential, up to date information and advice to those living, working or studying in the Royal Borough of Windsor and. Maidenhead.

Christine O'Hare
01628 674842 maidenheadcab

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

information, support, advocacy and campaigning for people living with rheumatoid arthritis

Mrs Clare Jacklin
0845 458 3969


To re home unwanted, neglected or abused cats and dogs

Alison Troyey
01189 320554

Royal Voluntary Service: York Centre

Events aimed at reducing the social isolation of older people in Maidenhead.

Abigail Hurrell
07736 825 374

Samaritans Slough Windsor and Maidenhead

To support those in personal crisis or in danger of taking their lives.
08457 90 90 90

Thames Hospice

local charity for people East Berkshire and South
Buckinghamshire. We provide Expert care to adults who have a life limiting illness – and their families and carers. our services include nursing and medical care in our hospice at Windsor, Community Therapy Unit, Ascot and in the patients' homes, as well as practical and emotional support.
Beth Carey
01753 842121

Signposting, Information, Guidance, Networking Advice, Learning support service for all
unpaid carers in Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Lead Partner
01628 947974


Service Inquiry

•Information and support. We match carefully selected and vetted volunteers to people who would like a regular  visitor
•Regular visits can be made either  weekly or monthly
•Those referred to the scheme are visited by a coordinator, followed by a visit to introduce the carefully matched volunteer
•It's a medium to long-term relationship that may last for many months or years.
• Because it's long-term, it  may take at least a month to match the right volunteer
with the older person to be visited: we want to get it right!
Reading and West Berkshire

Email: 0118 959 4242

Good Neighbours Service

social activities and support at home
• assisted shopping
• , accompanying to appointments or posting letters
• counter social isolation and the service can act as a pre-emptive step to keep those who are vulnerable  out of hospital.

1. telephone : 01628 636098
2. http://www.royalvoluntaryserv

Home help Plus (AGE UK)
• all Cleaning
•Take you food shopping
• Put your shopping away, even if it's delivered by someone else
•Take you to the bank or post office
•Taking you shopping for clothes or presents
•A trip to the garden centre or sim

0118 959 4242
Age UK Berkshire

Handy person

range of small household repairs;
•Fitting window  and door locks and other  security items
• Fitting smoke and CO2 detectors
•Changing light bulbs and replacing small electrical fittings
•Replacing tap washers and carrying out minor plumbing works
• Draught proofing windows and doors
• Fitting phone extensions
•Carrying out limited very-minor repairs
IF you find you genuinely cannot pay those rates, please discuss with us

0118 959 4242

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Easy Shop

for difficult to get to the shops
provided by Age UK Berkshire in association with local supermarkets to give regular &  reliable supermarket   shopping delivered to your home.

•One of our team will visit you in your own home and set up the system for you.
•We will telephone you at an agreed time to take your shopping list.
•We will place your order with the supermarket of your choice and arrange for them to deliver at a pre-arranged time.


£5 each time for arranging the service.
£30/40 carers charge

0118 959 4242
01635 52 22 55


easy shop

Money Manager

•Identify any financial  problems or other needs that you might have
•Suggest ways that you, we or other organisations can help meet those needs
•Provide help with financial and social issues
• Help you to better manage your financial affairs
• Pay your bills on your behalf, using your own income
•Give you information and advice about benefits, pensions, personal concerns, legal matters, and other associated issues
•Help you make decisions about your wellbeing, your quality of life and all your options in later
range of FREE information and advice, including about pensions, benefits and other ways to  increase your income.

0118 959 4242

Home from Hospital

• short-term practical support (7 days)
• as well as advice and reassurance to anyone who has received treatment in hospital and is worried about how to  then manage at home
• •We will work with other services, such as your GP, community health team, Social Services, or any group that can give other help, such as Berkshire Carers,
Stroke Association, Berkshire County Blind Society, Macmillan Nurses, Volunteer Centre, and so on

0118 959 4242 or

Support at Home

• Depending on your need & circumstances, we will visit you when you are home as soon as possible. This will often be the same day but usually within 24 hours
after we are notified, 7 days a week from 10am till 7pm.
• ensure that your home environment is as safe as possible, helping you to be as independent as you want and can manage, to  settle back into a normal home
• If you have been in hospital for a while, we will help with, for example, cleaning the fridge of perishable goods, shopping for fresh foods and picking up
prescriptions or other necessities.
• work with other services, such as your GP, community health team, Social Services, or any group that can give other help, such as Berkshire Carers, Stroke Association, Berkshire County Blind Society, Macmillan Nurses, Volunteer Centre, and so on.
• can put you in touch with local home help agencies, plumbers, handypersons, electricians, opticians; in fact, anyone else that you need to

What we can't do
• We cannot provide personal care, but we can arrange for someone who can.
• We cannot offer long term befriending or transport, but we do know who to ask, even our own Befriending and other services.
• We cannot act as a substitute for statutory (Council or Health) services, but we can arrange for them to help if they can.

Windsor  Voluntary Car Service

Our services are to a simple formula. We undertake to collect clients from their chosen pick-up point, usually their home, and drive them to the requested destination, at all times being cognisant and supportive of their level of impaired mobility, or frailty.

Most  journeys are 'Wait and Return'

Return journeys within the Windsor SL4 area are £5.
Return journeys to Wexham Park, St Marks and Heatherwood Hospitals are £12. Journeys to destinations outside Windsor of a similar distance as the three hospitals mentioned,  are £12.

Chairman Mr Taft on: 07850 656675

To Register as a Client - call 01753 831090 between 10am - 1pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.


General Enquiries:

Dementia Support ( Alzheimer's Society)

offer information and practical guidance to  help people understand  dementia, cope
with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer support face to face, over  the phone or in writing.

Telephone 01628 626331 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.)

East Berks Befriending Service

offers companionship and support, and helps people carry on doing the things they enjoy or to try new activities. Befrienders visit people in their homes, accompany them on outings, or support them to take part in activities in the local community.

Telephone 01628 626331 (Monday to Friday 9am - Spm.)


Monday Activity Group

give people affected by dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities. Run by a facilitator, who encourages and supports people to take part, the groups are also a chance to relax and socialise.

Telephone 01628 626331 (Monday to Friday 9am - Spm.)


Young at Heart Peer Support Group

Activities and social groups
group undertake activities, which are run by a group facilitator, out and about within the local community. The group also enables peer support.

Telephone 01628 626331 (Monday to Friday 9am - Spm.)


Information and Advice, Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East

surgeries are open to everyone and are held in a number of local venues. We can help with access to information on a range of services and support, benefits checks and applications, issues regarding housing, council tax, TV Licence and utilities, Blue Badge applications and much more.

call  01753 822 890


Community  Advocacy

community and residential advocacy addresses a wide range of issues covering health, welfare, financial, legal and housing issues e.g personalised support plan, working within a designated time frame and with specific  outcomes in view

slough and Berkshire East

01753 822890

Hospital Advocacy

slough and Berkshire East

01753 822890

Carer Support

The Carers' Support Service works in cooperation with the Memory Clinic, helping those in need of care by supporting those who do the caring. Once an individual has undergone  a mental health assessment  via their social worker, the current and future needs of their carer can be evaluated. Subsequently, carers can depend on specialist input to help them as they cope with the demands of  caring.

slough and Berkshire East

01753 822890

Carer Support 

Anyone can be a carer, caring for a partner, child, relative, friend or a neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled or who has mental health or substance misuse problems; anyone can become a carer at any age.

Signal4Carers support adult carers who provide unpaid, informal care.

Activities include:
Support - Listening, encouragement and emotional support to help you and directing you to the services you need to help in your caring role.
Information – this could be about benefits or health and social care or something else you need, including a quarterly newsletter.
Guidance – completing forms, planning a break, help with carer’s assessment forms.
Networking – meeting other carers at support groups.
Advice – for example about the Mental Capacity Act.
Learning - training you need to help you fulfil your caring role.
Our community workers can provide confidential, impartial information, understanding and assistance over the telephone, via email or a home visit.

Tel: 01628 947974
Address:  Signal – WAM, The Space, 20-21 Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JG

Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Book an appointment in advance with the community workers.