Redbourn Care Group

Serving Our Community since 1980


Care Office, Redbourn Village Hall, High Street, Redbourn, Herts.

Telephone 01582 794550

NB The office is open 9.30am - 12 noon Monday to Friday.

Redbourn Care Group Registered Charity number 297955


The Redbourn Care Group is a charity which aims to provide friendly help to any resident of the village who may be ill, lonely, have experienced a recent accident or bereavement, finds their life impaired by loss of mobility, or would simply like to enjoy recreation in the company of others.

Contact the Care Office on 01582 794550 for more details of: -

Transport for Doctor, Dentist, Optician, Foot Clinic & Hospital Appointments. We provide voluntary private car transport for trips to the above. Please try to give 48 hours notice. Out of office hours please leave a message on the answerphone. Mileage at 45p per mile is normally paid to drivers to cover running costs.

Prescription Pick up Please ring the Care Office for details.

Street Contact Scheme We have "contacts" in about 50 streets in Redbourn who are ready to give assistance or help. They also will give Information Packs to any new residents. Please ring the Care Office for details.

Shopping We take villagers to the local supermarket on Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings, and to the village shops on Thursday morning.

Library Books If you know anyone who is housebound and would like to read books or tapes from the library please let us know.

Talking Newspapers for the Blind We can arrange for a representative to call and give information about this service.

Security Arrangements can be made for chains and spyholes to be fitted to doors.

Aids for the Disabled We have wheelchairs available for temporary loan, and also motorised scooters.

Hearing Aids Monthly sessions are held in the Care Office for those who require small adjustments or batteries to their hearing aids.

Redbourn Day Centre We can arrange transport to and from the Redbourn Day Centre at St Mary's Transept on Wednesdays. A doctor needs to recommend that a person should have a place at the Redbourn Day Centre and the office needs to be contacted.

Outings Because of their popularity and an increase in demand, we now run two Care Bus outings each month. We have room for up to ten people each trip and we are eager to ensure that anyone who needs a change of scenery in pleasant company will have the opportunity to enjoy an outing from time to time. We want to be fair to everybody and it will mean that regular trippers may have to alternate in order to accommodate new guests. Please phone our office any weekday morning on 01582 794550 if you, or someone you know, would like to be considered. We will then pass on your details to Annie Lowe, our trips organizer, to allocate a seat, or you can contact Annie direct on 01582 794615.

Volunteers are always needed to help with driving the minibus, or giving lifts in your own car, acting as courier on the minibus, or working in the Office. An hour a month or as much as you like.

The minibus goes out every day on the regular trips listed below. It is also regularly loaned to local organisations, but must always be driven by one of our authorised drivers. For more information phone the Redbourn Care Group on 01582 792684

The Monday Swim Departure from The Co-op at 8:15am, and The Cricketers at 8.20am

Redbourn Village Monday Club or The 224 Club. Meets on Mondays from 2 -4 pm at the Methodist Church Garden Room. A sociable afternoon of cards and dominoes shared by friendly people. There may be places for new members and transport is available.

Good Companions Meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month in the Village Hall from 2:00 until 4:00. Tea and biscuits are provided. There is a varied entertainment program. We collect and take home residents, and can put you in touch with the organisers.

Macular Society Transport to and from the Macular Society in St Albans once a month on Tuesdays.

Redbourn Day Centre Transport to and from the Day Centre on Wednesdays.

Supermarket Shopping Trips to the local supermarket on Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings, helping with shopping where necessary.

Village Shopping A morning trip on Thursdays to The Post Office, local shops, and the "PopIn" at the Village Hall.

Queen's Golden Jubilee Award Winner

The Award recognised the vital role played by the hundreds of thousands of Ďunsung heroesí of the voluntary and community world and emphasised the importance of continuing recognition of their work. The Award covered the whole of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Winning groups received a certificate signed by The Queen and a commemorative piece of crystal for display at the groupís main place of operation. The Award was presented on behalf of The Queen by the Lord-Lieutenant Sir Simon Bowes-Lyon. More details concerning the award can be found at http://www.goldenjubileeaward.gov.uk/winners/eastengland.html The Care group was one of the 16 winners in the Eastern Area

RIGHT: 25 Years Anniversary Celebration 20 Nov 2005

Care Group Chairman Mr C Lambert and Peter Fox at the anniversary celebration


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