Case Study: Surrey Heath


CamberleyElizabeth is 101 and is a client of Camberley Care, a volunteer driver scheme in Surrey Heath. Elizabeth uses the scheme to attend medical appointments and to visit her daughter who has dementia and lives in a care home. Elizabeth says: “I’d never see my girl if it wasn’t for Camberley Care. I don’t know what I would do without it; I’d be housebound as I can’t get about too easily now. I can’t praise it enough!”

John is a volunteer driver for Camberley Care and helps local people like Elizabeth to get out and about. “I thought that after I retired that I would enjoy taking it easy but I just got bored with all the time on my hands” he says. “I started doing the odd trip here and there but I found that I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to offer more of my time.”

Becoming a volunteer driver is easy and volunteers can give as much or as little time as they choose, as well as decide the days and times during which they are available.

 

For more information about how to become a volunteer driver, contact Vicki Turton at Surrey Community Action on 01483 447121 or email vickit@surreyca.org.uk