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
Good Neighbours (Winkfield & North Ascot)
Voluntary Car Schemes in Bracknell Forest
Windsor Voluntary Car Service
Twyford, Wargrave & District Volunteer Centre
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
The Counselling Directory website is a comprehensive database of UK counsellors and pyschotherapists, including information on their experience, rates and contact details.