This page contains links and/or contact details for organisations that may be useful to the elderly residents of Ascot and surrounding areas. Please let us know if any of the links are out of date.
Organisations that perform a similar function to AVB in neighbouring districts:
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.
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 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.
The Counselling Directory website is a comprehensive database of UK counsellors and pyschotherapists, including information on their experience, rates and contact details.