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Local Support


Ripley Good Neighbours

patient_in_wheelchairRipley Good Neighbours aim to offer any support that a good neighbour might offer to anyone – young and old alike.  Contact them by telephoning 01483 210007 between 10:00 and 12:00 on any weekday.  Please try and give them as much notice as possible, but a minimum of 24 hours.

Send Help

Send Help is available to anyone, young or old, living in the Send area.  They offer help with transport to the surgery for medical appointments, filling in forms, and collecting prescriptions. Please ring 01483 225255 between 10:00 and 12:00.

South Woking Help at Hand

South Woking Help at Hand offers a helping hand to all residents of Old Woking, Kingfield and Westfield (Westfield post codes starting with GU22 9..)   Please telephone the helpline on 0776 787 4809 Monday to Friday 10:00 to 12:00 if you need transport to the surgery or a prescription collected.  Please try to give as much notice as you can but at least two days if possible.

Fountain Centre

The Fountain centre is a small independent charity supporting people affected by cancer. They are staffed mainly by volunteers and funded by caring individuals, companies and other organisations. Their centre is located on both Levels A & B of St Luke's Cancer Centre and they have a beautiful tranquil garden.

Cancer patients may receive 4 x free 'hands on' therapy sessions and 4 x free counselling sessions. These services are available to:

  • Cancer Patients under the care of a consultant at the RSCH or cancer patients whose closest hospital is the RSCH
  • Relatives and carers of current cancer patients
  • RSCH Staff working with people diagnosed with cancer.

Their Emotional Support Service includes: Ward-based listening service, One to One Counselling, Coaching.

The Fountain Centre accepts medical or self referral for their Emotional Support Service.

You can book appointments in person at St Luke's Cancer Centre or by phone on 01483 406618. They are open Monday - Thursday 9-5pm and Friday 9-4.30pm.

Hearing Aid Maintenance Clinics

These are run by the Diocese and provide basic hearing aid maintenance free of charge in the community. Contact for more information:

The Church of the Holy Spirit, New Inn lane, Burpham, Guildford, GU4 7HW. Jean Davy: 01483 566591

St Peters Church, Church Street, Old Woking, GU22 9JF. David Wilde: 07803181330

Careline (provided by Guildford Borough Council)

Careline is a 24 hour emergency call system, helping people live independently in their own home, safe in the knowledge that help is at hand at the touch of a button.

If you have recently been discharged from hospital, or have a been a victim of distraction burglary, you can receive a free 12 week Carelinie and Telecare Package. 

Contact for more information: 01483 502334

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Help others and be rewarded in time by gardening, shopping, sewing, DIY, pet sitting, sports buddy, snow clearing or simply having a chat...the list is endless.  

For more information, please contact Guildford Time Bank Team to see how you can become a member. Telephone: 01483 504626. Email:

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