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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 organisations below to see how we can help.

We have recently allocated just over £56,000 to some of these local organisations. This money was part of a £63 million grant for local authorities in England to help those who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to COVID-19.

The hardship funds below have been developed in response to the impact of coronavirus on local residents.  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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Cranleigh Coronavirus Support Fund

By referral only from a local Cranleigh support organisation such as Citizens' Advice / school / church / your GP or health professional / social worker.

Cranleigh

Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund

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

Farnham

Haslemere Hardship Fund

By referral only from a local Haslemere support organisation such as Citizens' Advice / 3 Counties Money Advice / school / church / your GP or health professional / social worker.

Haslemere

Waverley Covid-19 Support Fund

Residents complete an application form which must be supported by a referee in a local official position.  Visit the Rotary's Waverley Covid-19 Support Fund website for further information.

Waverley

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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Cranleigh Foodbank

Provides food parcels and non-perishable goods.

Tel: 07596 277742
Email: cranleighfoodbank@gmail.com
www.cranleighfoodbank.org

Cranleigh

Elstead Foodbank

Open every Thursday 10am - 11.30am to local residents.  Or call 07990 307588 if you can't get there.

Elstead

Farnham Foodbank

Undertaking some emergency home deliveries to those in self isolation who qualify.

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. Call to book a food parcel.

Tel: 01483 418741

Godalming

Godalming Community Store

The Community Store is about the community supporting its friends and neighbours at a time of increased need.  It takes in donations and then makes them available free of charge to others. The Community Store can help with basic food, personal hygiene, sanitary and domestic cleaning items. 

The store is located at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre, Crown Court Car Park, Godalming, and will be open Monday-Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

Find out more about the Community Store on Godalming Town Council's website

You can also call Godalming Town Council on 01483 523575 (Monday-Friday excluding Bank Holidays) or email office@godalming-tc.gov.uk

Godalming and Farncombe area

Haslemere Foodbank

Food bank service being offered by referral.  For additional information visit the Haslemere Foodbank website.

Tel: 07818 692389
Email: haslemerefoodbank@gmail.com

Haslemere

Haslemere Community Store

The Community Store can assist with free basic food, personal hygiene, sanitary and domestic cleaning items.  The Community Fridge within the Store can also offer fresh produce as well.

The Community Store is a temporary measure during the current coronavirus pandemic to supplement the work of the Haslemere Foodbank. The Community Store will be operating from the Haslemere Hall and will be open on a Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm. 

If you, or someone you know, is in need of support simply call or text 07873 383954 or email HaslemereHelp@gmail.com - no referral is needed.

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.

Farnham

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 and Villages Coronavirus Helpline

Provide support in the community:

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

Tel: 01252 745446
Email: help@farnhammaltings.com

Farnham

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).

 

Haslemere Help

A support group to assist the vulnerable residents who are having to self isolate

  • Picking up shopping
  • Posting mail
  • Urgent supplies
  • A friendly Phone Call

Tel: 07873 383954
Email: HaslemereHelp@gmail.com  

Haslemere

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: 07760 473056 (Monday to Friday 10am -6pm)

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 Corona Virus Assistance

Providing support in the community with: 

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

Contact Godalming & Farncombe Community Corona Virus 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 Covid-19 Respone 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

Tilford

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

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Age UK Surrey 

  • Help at Home Service

  • Befriending Service

  • Benefit Entitlement Checks  

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

Surrey

Citizens Advice Waverley

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

Tel: 0344 848 7969

www.waverleycab.org.uk

Waverley

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

Churt Community Support Group Covid-19

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

Tel: 07760 473056 (Monday to Friday 10m - 6pm)

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

Farnham and Villages Coronavirus Helpline

Provide support in the community:

  • Shopping

  • Urgent supplies / prescriptions

  • Posting mail

  • Regular phone calls for a chat

Farnham Co-ordination Centre open Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm

Tel: 01252 745446
Email: help@farnhammaltings.com

Farnham

Farnham Neighbours Network

A new 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

Godalming and Farncombe Community Corona Virus Assistance

Providing support in the community with: 

  • Shopping

  • Urgent supplies/prescriptions

  • Posting mail

  • Regular phone calls for a chat

Contact Godalming & Farncombe Community Coronavirus Assistance on Facebook

Godalming and Farncombe area

Haslemere Help

A support group to assist the vulnerable residents who are having to self isolate

  • Picking up shopping

  • Posting mail

  • Urgent supplies

  • A friendly Phone Call

Tel: 07873 383954
Email: HaslemereHelp@gmail.com  

Haslemere area

Woncares

Providing:

  • telephone befriending service

  • shopping

  • prescription delivery

  • lifts to medical appointments

Tel: 01483 894004 (answerphone - messages responded to)

Wonersh

Tilford Covid-19 Response 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

Tilford

The volunteer driver schemes below are able to offer services that will help you get to your appointment.

Bramley Wheels

Driving service - taking people to appointments etc

Tel: 07599 430 763 (10am - midday)

Bramley

Care in Haslemere

Transporting people to medical appointments.

Tel: 01428 652505 (10am - 4pm)

Haslemere

Cranleigh Village Care

Service getting people to medical appointments

Tel: 07908 976 394 (10am - midday)

Cranleigh

Farncombe Good neighbours

Driving service for medical appointments

Tel: 07531 888 398

Farncombe

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

The Gostrey Centre, 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