Case Study: Spelthorne

SpelthorneTrisha lives in Stanwell and was originally a volunteer for Stanwell Good Neighbours before a stroke meant that she had to stop driving and become a client herself. Trisha says: “I would go spare if I didn’t have people to talk to. That’s why Stanwell Good neighbours is such a lifeline because I know I can ask them to take me out to get together with friends otherwise I wouldn’t see a soul.”

Carol is a volunteer driver for Stanwell Good Neighbours and helps local people like Trisha to get out and about. “It’s such a lovely way to help people” she explains. “And it’s so easy – you just do as much or as little as you want to as there’s no regular commitment. My clients are always so appreciative which makes it so worthwhile.”

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