Charity forced to close home-visiting service due to funds shortfall

A CHARITY that has been providing vital social contact for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic has run out of money for its befriending services in the Woking area. Friends of the... Read more »

Survey aims to help residents feel more connected

A CHARITY group is asking residents to take part in a short online survey to gauge the local effects of loneliness and isolation. Back in March, just before lockdown began, Redeeming Our... Read more »

Project to link generations through music goes national

EVERY care home and school in Britain could be linked through music through a campaign launched by a Woking-based project. Together with Music is a partnership between Care England and Intergenerational Music... Read more »

Support for those struggling in lockdown

PEOPLE who are feeling lonely or anxious during the new lockdown are being urged to contact a mental health charity. Woking Mind wants to make sure that early help is available, following... Read more »

Free art kits to help the lonely during lockdown

A VOLUNTEER group that has been helping the elderly and vulnerable in and around Woking during the coronavirus crisis is asking for nominations of isolated and lonely people to be given free... Read more »

Meet new people at online friendship club

A FRIENDSHIP club in West Byfleet has turned to the internet to keep their regular meetings going. Jacqui Joyce started the Philotes Friendship Club in February 2018 in response to widespread concerns... Read more »

Byfleet Care still offering support

THE volunteers who run Byfleet Care have reminded people that they are still available to help residents. The group’s drivers have been providing transport for those who need in Byfleet and West... Read more »