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On the spot with a helping hand.

Our volunteers all live locally so are on hand to offer advice, transport, shopping, outings, and get-togethers. In fact we do all we can to help people live a comfortable, enjoyable and independent life.

Who we are

We are a group of around 40 volunteers and we help about 220 elderly, housebound and disabled in the Teddington and Hampton Wick area.

The group was started in 1975 by local resident Douglas Brown. Douglas had just recovered from flu and realised how lost he would have been without kind neighbours to help him, he and those same neighbours set up a small support group, “Help a Neighbour Harrowdene”; within a year it included several more streets, then the whole area and finally encompassed both Teddington and Hampton Wick. In 2008 Douglas was awarded the MBE for his services to
the community.

Our office is based at the Methodist Church but we have no religious affiliation, our volunteers and clients come from all sections of the local community.

“Teddington and Hampton Wick Voluntary Care Group” is a registered charity (number 276809), managed by an elected committee of our volunteers. We employ three part time co-ordinators to run the office.

The co-ordiators are: Sarah Oliff, Jules Palmer,
Hilary Russell.

The trustees of the charity who form the management committee are:

Chair: Joan Downer
Treasurer: Nicky Tivnen
Secretary: Linda Jephson

Members: Miriam Andrews, Elizabeth Foster, Michael Hancock, Donald McIntosh, Graham Shortell, Phil Wardman


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