Case Study: Guildford
Kath, 94, from West Horsley has been a client of Wheel of Care for the last eight years and uses the scheme to help her to meet friends at a local scrabble club. Kath says: “If it wasn’t for Wheel of Care I would be housebound. I’d miss the human contact more than anything – I don’t know how people get on who are just stuck at home.”
Amanda is a volunteer driver for Wheel of Care and helps local people like Kath to get out and about. “We’ve all got a spare hour or two in the week to help out. There’s a real need, I can help and it doesn’t take much of my time” she says.
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 email@example.com