Care was founded in 1978 as a local Good Neighbour Scheme.
The Constitution states that the objectives are:
“To undertake charitable voluntary work in social service and similar charitable activities amongst people in need thereof in the area of Haslemere and surrounding Districts”
Initially the aims were to provide emergency help in the home and provide services and transport for the relief of the elderly, handicapped or sick.
Care no longer offer this help because it is now provided by statutory organisations and because Health & Safety rules and Insurance issues make it unwise to do so.
Now Care almost exclusively operates to give lifts to local people in need, as outlined above. Disabled clients must have a carer with them.
Care does have volunteers willing to visit lonely and isolated people.
Another of the initial aims was to co-operate with other charities and organisations in the area involved with similar work, and Care has continued to do this.
The Charity now has Mary Holthouse, one of the founder members, as President, and is run by a Committee elected at each AGM, a meeting open to the public.
Care is in the fortunate position of being financially sound, so is not in need of money.
What it does need is Volunteers...and that could be you !
Haslemere Town Mayor
Cllr. Sahran Abeysundara