This page contains links and/or contact details for organisations that may be useful to the elderly residents of Ascot and surrounding areas.
Organisations that perform a similar function to AVB in neighbouring districts:
Care in Egham – 01784 431031
Good Neighbours (Winkfield & North Ascot) – 01344 890244, 01344 886144 or 01344 882975
Bracknell Voluntary Bureau – 01344 426320
Windsor Voluntary Car Service – 01753 831090 / 07570 891842
Windlesham Caring – 01276 452900
Bagshot Care – 07973 560216
Staines Voluntary Bureau – 01784 53372
Twyford, Wargrave & District Volunteer Centre – 01189 343 010
The Sunninghill Trust is a local charity, formerly known as the Sunninghill Fuel Allotment Trust. It provides grants to individuals who live in the Sunninghill parish, as well as to local groups, for the relief of hardship, assistance to the sick and elderly, plus support of recreational and educational facilities . See their leaflet for further information.
WAM Get Involved is a RBWM initiative to facilitate volunteering across the borough. It includes a directory of voluntary and community groups, information on events, details of volunteering opportunities and much more.
Ascot District Day Centre – 01344 624923.
Forestcare lifeline alarms – this provides some useful background information on lifelines. Bracknell Forestcare currently provides the lifeline monitoring service for all lifelines that AVB fund.
Community Wardens. RBWM has a team of wardens. Each warden is responsible for a given area within the borough. In addition, Lorraine Rellis specialises in dealing with elderly and vulnerable people across the borough. She can be emailed here.
Maidenhead & Windsor Housing Association run a lifeline system on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. The contact point is the Home Assistance Team on 01628 545000 or email email@example.com
The Ascot Project is a local charity that is focused on improving the quality of life of older people. We do this by organizing weekly shopping trips and we also, through the annual Retirement Fair, we provide the information that those who are retired or are about to retire need to lead a fulfilled and active life. We became a registered charity number 1146466 in 2012.
People to Places – tel. 01628 587922 (general enquiries). This local charity in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead provides accessible specialist transport for people with disability or mobility problems.
Keep Mobile (tel. 0845 3456696) provides transport for the elderly and disabled residents of Wokingham and Bracknell Forest.
The British Red Cross Independent Living, Support at Home. This team provides a free service to help individuals get back on their feet after a hospital stay. It is available to anybody, aged eighteen or over, who is registered with a GP at Green Meadows, Kings Corner or Magnolia House. Here is their leaflet. In addition, here is a leaflet for anybody who wishes to volunteer to work in the team.
Supporting People helps vulnerable people to have a good quality of life by providing support services that enable them to live as independently as possible in their own accommodation.
The Ascot Round Table holds three main charity fund raising events each year: the fireworks display at Ascot Race Course; a charity golf event held at Berkshire golf club; and the Santa sleigh door-to-door collections in December. In 2010 it contributed over £25,000 for local good causes.
Ascot Matters provides local news and information on local organisations, including those that are of specific interest to the elderly.
Repair with Care helps elderly and disabled people living in the private sector carry out essential repairs, improvements and modifications to their own homes so that they can continue to live independently. The service is designed to offer owner-occupiers and private tenants reliable advice and project management with carrying out the works and adaptations to their homes and, where necessary, can help clients secure grants and funding for essential works. Repair with Care is operated by Maidenhead and District Housing Association (MDHA) on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Support for unpaid carers (replaces Berkshire Carers’ Service). RBWM has awarded the contract to The Ark Trust through its Signal project. It also provides the service in Bracknell Forest. See the Signal website for further information.
The Counselling Directory website is a comprehensive database of UK counsellors and pyschotherapists, including information on their experience, rates and contact details.
Lions message in a bottle provides a method to keep useful information in your fridge for paramedics and the emergency services, such as details of your contacts, medication that you are on, allergies etc. Click here for further information. The bottles are free and can be picked up at GP surgeries and pharmacies.