RCG aims to enhance the well-being of villagers helping them to maintain independence by remaining in the community.

Car Journeys

You may find our popular car driving scheme helpful. Volunteer car drivers can take people to hospitals, surgeries and other healthcare appointments. We may be able to assist you by driving you to a medical health and well-being appointment.

Volunteers transport clients to appointments. Contribution towards costs (45p per mile) plus parking charges are requested (funding is available for those who genuinely can’t pay).

Regular Minibus Journeys

RCG open opportunities to get involved in social activities such as group outings, local clubs, or join a regular supermarket shopping trip.

Social activities comprise regular weekly or monthly clubs in the local area such as Good Companions, often providing transport to those held in St Albans. Transport to the local Day Centre at St Mary’s Church is a key service that allows you time to socialise, relax or enjoy activities, at the same time as being safeguarded by dedicated volunteers.

Contact the Care Office if you would like to participate in any of the activities.

Monday

Swimming (Harpenden Pool am)
Monday Club (Methodist Church pm)

Tuesday

Good Companions (1st Tuesday of the month)
Macular Society (2nd Tuesday of the month)

Wednesday

Redbourn Day Centre (St Mary’s)
Supermarket shopping (evening)

Thursday

Village shopping and ‘Pop In’ (am)
Outing (fortnightly pm)

Friday

Supermarket shopping (am)

Outings – fancy a change of scene?

Then book a seat on our mini bus, meet some new friends and try our afternoon Mystery Tours, perhaps a Garden Centre visit with afternoon tea or to the village fish and chip shop. Times are usually from 1.15pm (for about 4 hours) – some mobility is preferred.

Special Outings are for the whole day and cost more, usually with two buses. For more information please contact the office on 01582 794550.

Dates for 2018 – Summer Outings

  • Thursday 17 and 31 May with a special outing on Tuesday 8 May
  • Thursday 14 and 28 June
  • Friday 13 and 26 July with a special outing on Tuesday 24 July
  • Thursday 16 and 30 August with a special outing on Tuesday 14 August
  • Thursday 6 and 20 September with a special outing on 11 September

Mobility Equipment

RCG has some electric scooters and wheelchairs available for long or short loans. Contact the Care Office if you know of anyone who may find this equipment useful. Hire of our mobility equipment incurs no charge although donations are gratefully accepted.

We always have a need for electric scooters and lightweight wheelchairs as they are often in demand although at present we have a surfeit of Zimmer frames. Annual servicing of the electric mobility scooters is carried out by Meadow Mobility at no cost to the clients.

All clients who borrow electric mobility scooters from the Care Group are given a user manual and are advised on the correct use of these machines.  However, one or two have been observed around the village getting into scrapes and performing slightly illegal manoeuvres with their scooters!

One client has achieved Legend status by driving their scooter down North Common causing the No.46 bus to follow slowly in its wake!

Thanks are due to all the people who have generously donated mobility equipment to Redbourn Care Group. Their kindness has enabled more of our less mobile clients to borrow equipment that will enable them to broaden their horizons and explore their village once more.

The hub of the Care Group is the office in the village hall which is staffed by volunteers weekday mornings. Do call in or phone if you have any questions.

You will need to complete a registration form to participate. 

You can call in between 9.30am and 12 noon each weekday.

Phone 01582 794550

Email: Redbourncaregroup@btinternet.com

Visit: The Care Office, Village Hall, High Street, Redbourn, AL3 7LW