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. . . your local charity helping to support the elderly in their own homes

We have information on most topics which we have found by experience are relevant to older people in the area. If we cannot offer a service directly we may be able to guide you to an agency that can.

We provide free information and advice on a huge range of services. If there is something bothering you or you are not sure how to find the information that you need please contact us.

Our Men's Club meets on the first Friday of every month between 12.30 and 2.30pm at The Day Centre in Banstead. This club is aimed specifically at our male clients who would like to get together with other men in a similar position to themselves and enjoy various activities, a glass of beer and a light lunch.

If you'd like to come along to our next meeting please contact the office. There is a small charge of £5.00 to cover costs.

Our Bereavement Cafe is open on the second Thursday of every month between 11.00am and 12.00noon. It is held at the Banstead Day Centre and offers a chance to meet with others who understand the experience of loss.

The cafe is a space to talk about the pain of bereavement, and to find mutual support and encouragement when you need it most.

Our cafe is run in conjunction with Princess Alice Hospice and the Epsom Deanery. To arrange a place at the cafe please contact our office.

 

As well as our cafe there are others available:

St. Mark's Church in Great Tattenhams hosts a meeting between 10.30am and 11.30am on the second Saturday of each month. Please phone 01737 353011 for more information.

St. Mary's Church Hall, London Road, Ewell KT17 2AY meets on the third Tuesday of each month 2.45pm - 3.45pm. For more details phone 020 8393 2643

We give free information & advice on a huge range of services. Contact us if there is something bothering you or you cannot find the information you need.

  • Home Care providers
  • Delivery of frozen meals
  • Community alarms
  • Equipment and aids to daily living
  • Health and Welfare Organisations
  • Obtaining financial support
  • Bereavement help
  • Home Safety and Security
  • Funeral Plans
  • Home dental care
  • Care for carers
  • Recommendation of local tradespeople

Older people in the area regularly meet socially on alternative Wednesdays and occasional Thursdays

We have a minibus which has been specially adapted to carry elderly clients and up to three wheelchair users.

It is used most days to transport our elderly clients and is also available for hire at very reasonable rates for other organisations concerned with the elderly. We have a team of dedicated volunteer drivers and escorts and to find out more details about this service please contact the office.

We have a pool of volunteers with their own cars to provide transport, and escort elderly patients to and from health and welfare appointments. A charge is made to cover costs.

Call 01737 370078 with at least 48 hours notice, and preferably at least a week 
(leave a message and we will get back to you)

If the answer phone is on please leave your name and number and we will return your call.

We prefer at least one week's notice, but at least 48 hours if possible.

About Our Transport for Health Service

  • A driver will collect you from your home and drive you to the appointment
  • The driver waits for you, and when you come out of your appointment will then return you home.

  • If you would like a friend or relative to accompany you we can take an extra passenger

  • We can take wheelchairs


What is the Cost?

We make a modest charge to cover our costs. You do not pay the driver directly, but wait for us to send you an invoice which you can either pay by cheque via the post or personally pop into the office.

Examples of return costs are shown in the table below, or

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Transport Prices 2013
Ashley Centre G.P. Surgery £8.00 (includes car park fee)
Ashstead Hospital £12.00
Bourne Hall Clinic £10.00
Clockhouse Medical Centre / Epsom £6.00
Cobham Hospital £18.50
Dentist / Caterham (23 Essendene Road Caterham CR3 5PB) £9.00
Dorking Hospital £13.00
East Surrey Hospital £13.00
Ebbisham Centre Epsom £8.00   (includes £2.50 car park fee)
Epsom Hospital £11.00
Kingston Hospital £19.25
Leatherhead Hospital £13.00
Limpsfield Chiropractic Clinic £18.00
Local  GP Clinics £6.00
Macular Club £12.00 (per person)
Mayday Hospital £19.25
Nelson Hospital £13.00
North Downs Hospital (46 Tupwood Lane Caterham CR3 6DP) £16.00
Old Cottage Hospital / Epsom £6.00
Poplars  / New Cottage Hospital £12.00
Royal Marsden Hospital / Sutton £10.00
Shadbolt Park / Worcester Park £12.00
St Anthony’s Hospital £12.00
St George’s Hospital £16.50
St Helier Hospital £12.00
St Peter’s Hospital £28.50
Sutton Hospital £10.00
Other Journeys £0.55p per mile

These charges include a waiting time of up to two hours. If you need to spend longer at your appointment please make sure that you let us know at the time of booking, and you will be invoiced for two drives.

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Help is available if you, or an elderly person you know, has difficulty getting out and about, due to illness or mobility problems.

 

It may be help with shopping, or just popping in for a cup of tea and a chat on a regular basis if you are feeling lonely.

We have a member of staff who will visit you at home to discuss any problems you might have and assist you in accessing the services that you require.

There is no charge for the visiting and assessment service. There would be a small charge to cover fuel costs for any shopping trips.

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Does your hearing aid need a change of battery or a bit of an overhaul?

 

We hold regular hearing aid clinics, this service is available every 4th Wednesday of the month from 12:30 - 14:00. For more details of this free service please contact the office on 01737 352156.  

Our Allotment open for business

Our allotment has been open for a while now and we welcome visitors on Tuesdays 10.30am - 12.30pm and Thursday afternoons between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. If you need help with transport please contact the office.

We have been so pleased with all of the produce and flowers that we produce. The allotment is entirely organic and we even had enough fruit and veg to sell at Banstead Village Day.  

We are very grateful to the Surrey Community Trust for a grant of £2000 for this project and we will be posting regular updates on the website as the season progresses. 

If you would like to be part of this exciting new venture please contact the office for more information. Please also get in touch if you know any elderly people who you think might like to join us. For more information please follow this link to download our Winter 2017 newsletter. There is an article about the allotment on page 3

See below for some pictures from our recent Trustees Open Evening.

Allotment

Computer icon - Age Concern Banstead - help with your computer

If you are unable to get out and about we can help you learn the basics at home. Perhaps you would like to get to grips with email or video chat with your family and friends - we can helpy you to do this.

We sometimes have volunteers who would be willing to give up an hour or so of their time to help you learn your computer.

We ask for a donation of £10 per hourly session. 

Please contact the office if you are interested and, if necessary, we can put you on our waiting list.

Feet First icon - toe nail cutting service at Age Concern, Banstead

Do you find it difficult to cut your toenails? We have joined together with Age UK Surrey to offer a toenail cutting service which we call "Feet First".

 

This is a very popular service so you will need to book. For more details please click on the link below. To arrange your appointment please contact our office. 

 PLEASE NOTE for appointments for Age Concern Banstead ONLY please telephone our office :

01737 352156 Monday - Friday 10.00 until 3.00 

Age UK Surrey Feet First Service

Areas covered:  Banstead  | Chipstead | Epsom Downs | Hooley | Kingswood | Nork | Tadworth | Tattenham |  Walton on the Hill | Woodmansterne


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