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).
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.
Swimming (Harpenden Pool am)
Monday Club (Methodist Church pm)
Good Companions (1st Tuesday of the month)
Macular Society (2nd Tuesday of the month)
Redbourn Day Centre (St Mary’s)
Supermarket shopping (evening)
Village shopping and ‘Pop In’ (am)
Outing (fortnightly pm)
Supermarket shopping (am)
Would you like an afternoon out? A change of scene perhaps. For £3 with door-to-door service you can request a place on the Care Bus for a trip out, probably to a garden centre or elsewhere with afternoon tea.
Times are usually from 1.15pm (for about 4 hours) – some mobility is preferred.
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 can call in between 9.30am and 12 noon each weekday.
Phone 01582 794550
Visit: The Care Office, Village Hall, High Street, Redbourn, AL3 7LW