SHAC currently runs a small number of local services which are quite invaluable to the older residents of Surrey Heath. We have plans to introduce new services in the Borough depending on sufficient income being derived from the services we provide, grants from other organisations, legacies from local residents and charitable donations from local businesses and individuals.
Poor health and reduced mobility make it difficult for many older people to get out. As a result they often become lonely and are at risk of becoming isolated and housebound with increasing difficulty in coping with the complications of modern life. The aim of the Visiting & Befriending Service is to help older people maintain their independence by introducing them to one of our visitors who visits regularly, providing mutual friendship and companionship
If you would like to volunteer to visit a lonely, older person living near you then please call or email, Angela Harding (Visiting and Befriending coordinator) or Tracy Hiney (Charity Manager) using the details on our contact page. You may volunteer for just one hour a week, or for as much time as you can spare.
Please click on the link below (Labelled “Visiting and Befriending client referral form – Updated October 2019“) to download a copy of our application form for a volunteer befriender. The file “Updated befriending client referral form.doc” can then be opened with word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word). You may then either fill out your form using a computer, save the completed form and attach it to an email or simply print it off and send your completed form our postal address. Our email and postal addresses may be found on our contact page.
The Rainbow Cafe is situated in Camberley Town Centre and provides refreshment at a reasonable cost to the over 50′s. It also provides a meeting place for people who can call in for a chat and the opportunity to form new friendships.
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