Case Study: Elmbridge

web croppedElizabeth from Weston Green became a client of Ditton and Weston Green Neighbour Care recently. Elizabeth says: “It’s a very different thing driving when you’re older – confidence plays a big part. Until last year, I’d never had to think about asking anyone else for help, but now it’s a real comfort to know that they are there.”

Avril is a volunteer driver for Ditton and Weston Green Neighbour Care and helps local people like Elizabeth to get out and about. She explains: “This week I’ve done two driving jobs but next week I might not do any. That’s the beauty of this scheme – the flexibility it affords. There’s no onerous commitment yet it’s so very rewarding.”

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 in Elmbridge, contact Vicki Turton at Surrey Community Action on 01483 447121 or email