Do you need help or know someone who does?

A picture helping a wheelchair user into a van

We can offer help and support to those who need it in a variety of different ways.

Transport: Door to door transport to local clinics, doctors, hospitals etc for the less mobile.

Information: On a wide range of statutory and voluntary services e.g. specialist holidays, self help groups, benefits and many more.

Shopping/Prescription Collection: For the sick, disabled or elderly.

Shopping Bus: A regular door to door shopping bus to Warlingham Sainsbury's. Escorts also offer assistance round the supermarket where needed. Wheelchairs welcome.

Visiting/Befriending: For housebound or elderly people needing support or company.

Library Trips: Regular door to door transport to Selsdon Library.

Carer Support: Information, advice and support on services and benefits and how to apply - assisting with the application if required. Providing day and evening respite for carers.

Practical Help: Dog walking, 'one-off' gardening jobs, wheelchair pushing and basic DIY.

Young Families: Supporting families with children or young adults.

Loan Equipment: Contact has over 60 items of equipment available for short term loan. They include seven wheelchairs with seatbelts, walkers, zimmer frames, bath seats and smaller items eg radar keys to open; disabled toilets, grabbers, walking sticks & crutches. A deposit (returnable) is required and a small charge is required unless you are a Contact client.

Social Events: Coffee mornings, outings (with escorts), Christmas party and regular newsletters.

Contact Links: Volunteers throughout our area each responsible for delivering Contact information to 25-30 houses and when appropriate, offering practical help.

There are many other areas where we may be able to help - just ask! Volunteers are unable to offer personal care, regular housework or regular gardening.