Friendly & Practical Help for the Residents of Merstham
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Merstham Neighbours is a local community-based group, offering friendly, practical help to local residents, who need some assistance due to health or age-related issues.
If you live in the “RH1 3” postcode area of Merstham, we may be able to help you with transport to medical appointments, hairdressers, dentist, opticians, shopping or small DIY tasks around the home.
About the scheme
Merstham Neighbours is run entirely by local volunteers and has been in operation since 2010. Our phone line is manned between 10am and 12noon on weekdays only. If the phone is not answered during our normal hours, or if you call outside these hours, please leave a message with your name, phone number and details of your request, and the duty officer will get back to you as soon as they can.
Volunteers use their own cars to transport you where you need to go and they are fully insured to do so. Our volunteers carry ID badges and you will have been informed in advance of the name of the person coming to your door.
If you’d like to learn more about who we are and what we have achieved in the village you can read about it on our About Us page.
We always need volunteers to help with the following roles and activities:
Use the Merstham Neighbours mobile telephone in your own home to receive requests from clients and find suitable volunteers. Training is given and you can choose how many days you work in each month.
Volunteers use their own cars to take people to medical appointments, dentist, opticians, hairdressers, shops, etc. There is no expectation that volunteers must work a stated number of hours, as our scheme is very flexible, unlike some other forms of voluntary work. You are always free to decline a particular request, if it is not convenient.