CARE in East Grinstead and Lingfield
What we can do for you.
We provide services as listed below for people living in East Grinstead, Lingfield, Dormansland, Ashurst Wood , Felbridge, Crowhurst, Blindley Heath, Newchapel or South Godstone.
CARE volunteers use their own cars to take clients, who have no other means of transport (family, friends, neighbours or taxi), to places they need to visit.
- To medical appointments.
- To a chemist, dentist, chiropodist, or other practitioner.
- To visit a friend or a relative in hospital or a nursing home in the area.
Shopping, once a fortnight -
- Take you shopping, help you find things and take you home
- Take your list and shop for you
- Normally need a minimum of 2 days notice for any request, (Ideally 3 to 5 working days).
- May book up to 6 weeks into the future.
- Our drivers use their own vehicles, not specialised transport.
- If you need the assistance of a carer for your journey/visit they will need to accompany you.
- Our drivers are unable to provide physical assistance over and above that of a helping hand.
- Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
- Our drivers cars are not equipped with provision to transport children, we are therefore forbidden by law to transport any child that requires that provision . Child car seats: the law
- Due to current workload, if you wish to make weekly visits to the like of a day centre. With a drop off in the morning and collect in the afternoon, you would be better served by the likes of Bluebird (01444 471919).
Help in the Home
This is a service we offer to meet specific needs e.g.
- Assemble flat-pack goods
- Fix shelves to inside room walls
- Fix curtain rails
- Loosen stuck drawers
- General DIY work but excluding any electrical work.
One off gardening jobs
- Mow grass
- Cut Hedges which must be maximum 6ft high
- Strim rough verges
- General gardening (weeding etc)
- Pruning bushes
- General clearing-up of gardens,
- For all but simple tasks a preliminary assessment will required. This assement will normaly be done within 5 days.
- Our volunteers are not qualified professionals, unable to undertake anything that requires certification: gas, electrical, etc.
- We are unable to provide any specialist equipment.