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Community organisations

If you are a resident who needs support and advice, particularly during Covid-19, please take a look at the links below.

A number of these organisations that offer support have received funding through the Household Support Fund to support vulnerable residents over this winter.

Foodbanks and organisations who can help

The organisations below can help you to access food and other essential household / hygiene items.

If you are experiencing food poverty you may wish to contact one of the local organisations who offer information and advice such as Citizen's Advice Waverley and Age UK Surrey whose experienced advisors can find out what benefits you may be entitled to such as Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Attendance Allowance.

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Area

Cranleigh Foodbank

Email: cranleighfoodbank@gmail.com
www.cranleighfoodbank.org

Cranleigh

Elstead Foodbank

Tel: 01252 702217

Email: elsteadfoodbank@gmail.com

www.elsteadfoodbank.com

Elstead

Farnham Foodbank

Tel: 07901 581 539
Email: info@farnham.foodbank.org.uk

www.farnham.foodbank.org.uk

Farnham

Godalming Foodbank

Based at St Mark's Community Centre, Franklin Road. 

Tel: 01483 418741

Godalming

Godalming Community Store

Based at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre, Crown Court Car Park, Godalming.

Tel 07493 435715

Email: communitystoregav@gmail.com

Godalming and Farncombe area

Haslemere Foodbank

Tel: 07818 692389
Email: haslemerefoodbank@gmail.com

www.haslemerefoodbank.com

Haslemere

Hale Community Centre

A Community Fridge and Cupboard is open Monday to Friday 10am to midday at Hale Community Centre.

Tel: 01252 722 362.

www.halecommunitycentre.org.uk

Farnham

You can apply, via the routes outlined, for  items such as food, household appliances (and other household items), school uniforms, the cost of utility bills and other costs deemed to be essential.

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Farnham Support Fund

Residents complete an application which must be supported by a referee in an official position. Visit the Farnham Support Fund website for further information.  

Farnham

Haslemere Support Fund

Visit Haslemere Town Council's website for further information.

Haslemere

Waverley Support Fund

Residents complete an application form which must be supported by a referee in a local official position.  Visit the Rotary's Waverley Support Fund website for further information.

Waverley

The organisations below can assist with support to pick up prescriptions, shopping and other errands.

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Cranleigh Street Champions

Provide support in the community:

  • Shopping
  • Urgent supplies
  • Posting mail
  • Regular phone calls for a chat

Tel: 01483 272311
Email: streetchampions@cranleigh-pc.gov.uk

Cranleigh 

Farnham Neighbours Network

A new buddying initiative with the aim of building sustainable friendship in Farnham visit the Farnham Neighbours Network website to find out how they can support you.

Tel: 01252 745428 or visit the Farnham Maltings website (Farnham Neighbours network page).

 

Churt COVID-19 Community Support Group

A group of local volunteers assisting neighbours who need help with shopping, collecting a prescription, dog walking or a friendly phone call.

Tel: 01428 748655 (Monday to Friday 10am -5pm)

Churt

Elstead Emergency Response

A support group to assist the vulnerable residents who are having to self isolate, providing help with:

  • Picking up shopping
  • Posting mail
  • Urgent supplies
  • A friendly phone call

Tel: 01252 411745

Email: epceer@gmail.com

Available Mon to Sat (10am to 4pm) for an immediate response for help or register online

Elstead

Godalming & Farncombe Community Assistance

Providing support in the community with: 

  • Shopping
  • Urgent supplies/prescriptions
  • Posting mail
  • Regular phone calls for a chat

Contact Godalming & Villages Community Assistance on Facebook

Godalming and Farncombe

Godalming Good Neighbours

Providing a service for collecting shopping and prescriptions.

Tel: 07943 274 461

Godalming

Help in Elstead

Collecting prescriptions / medicines 

Tel: 01252 702702 (10am - midday)
Elstead

Help in Thursley

Food drop off service

Tel: 07538 201276 (answerphone - messages responded to)

Thursley

Milford and Witley Village Care

Provide a driving and shopping service.

Have a register of clients and their next of kin.

Tel: 07871 570160 (answerphone - messages responded to)

Milford and Witley

Tilford and Rushmoor Neighbour Scheme

Help with:

  • Shopping
  • Medical and dental appointments
  • Prescriptions

Tel: 07721 013 583 (10am - midday)

Tilford and Rushmoor

Woncares

Providing:

  • telephone befriending service
  • shopping
  • prescription delivery
  • lifts to medical appointments

Tel: 01483 894004 (answerphone - messages responded to)

Wonersh

Tilford Community Support Group

A support group to assist the vulnerable residents who are having to self isolate, providing help with:

  • Posting mail
  • Urgent supplies
  • A friendly phone call
  • Any other requests

Tel: 07498 019425

Email: help@covid-tilford.co.uk 

Website: www.covid-tilford.co.uk to complete their online form to request support.

Tilford

The organisations below are able to offer advice and/ or a friendly phone call when you need it.

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Area

Age UK Surrey 

  • Help at Home Service

  • Befriending Service

  • Information and Advice for the over 50's

  • Check in and chat calls

Tel: 01483 503414
Email: enquiries@ageuksurrey.org.uk

Surrey

Citizens Advice Waverley

Will be offering advice over phone and in person by appointment.

Tel: 0808 2787 980

www.waverleycab.org.uk

Waverley

Cranleigh Street Champions

Tel: 01483 272311

Email: streetchampions@cranleigh-pc.gov.uk

Cranleigh

Farnham Neighbours Network

A buddying initiative, aims to build sustainable friendship in Farnham, fostering neighbourliness, providing practical support and combating loneliness.

Tel 01252 745428 or visit the Farnham Maltings Website (Farnham Neighbours Network webpage).

Farnham

Reconnections 

Providing companionship, encouragement and ideas to help over-65s rediscover old interests and make new friends.

Tel 01483 654422

email: GW@ReconnectionsLocal.org

Reconnections Service | Independent Age

 

Good Neighbour Schemes

These operate across the borough.  They can help take you to and from hospital, gp and other health appointments.

Find your nearest scheme by visiting the Surrey Community Action Good  Neighbours website.

Waverley HOPPA Community Transport

Their drivers will pick you up from your home and take you to and from your destination within Waverley.  To use the service you need to register and live in Waverley.  

Visit the HOPPA website to find out more.

Hospital Hoppa is available for Haslemere, Godalming and surrounding villages to take you to the Royal Surrey County Hospital and all other health facilities between Haslemere and Guildford.

 

The organisations below offer a paid for service providing a hot, freshly cooked lunchtime meal for those who are unable to cook for themselves.  More information is available on the Community Meals Services webpage.

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Rowleys Centre for the Community

Tel 01483 277155 or email tina@rowleyscranleigh.co.uk

Cranleigh

Brightwells Gostrey, Farnham

Tel 01252 727280 or email communitymeals@brightwellsgostrey.org

Farnham

Farncombe Day Centre

Tel 01483 426685 or email info@farncombedaycentre.org.uk

Godalming and Farncombe

Haslewey Community Centre

Tel 01428 648716 or email info@haslewey.org

Haslemere, Milford and Witley

If you are concerned for your own or someone else's immediate safety - call 999

If you want advice and support for yourself or someone you know, use the numbers below or visit the South West Surrey Domestic Abuse website

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Surrey Domestic Abuse Helpline

Tel: 01483 776822 (open 7 days a week 9am - 9pm)

Surrey

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Tel: 0808 2000 247 (For women and children facing domestic violence)

National

Men's Advice Line

Tel: 0808 801 0327 (For male victims of domestic violence and abuse)

National

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

Tel: 0800 999 5428

National

South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Team

Tel: 01483 898884

South West Surrey

Contact Voluntary Action South West Surrey if you are interested in volunteering and register:

Voluntary Action South West Surrey

Tel: 01483 565456
Email: volunteercentresws@vasws.org.uk

More information

See coronavirus homepage