Age UK Surrey
Age UK Surrey is an independent local charity. We work for all people over the age of 50 offering a wide range of services to help them make the most of life.
Age UK Surrey is also a brand partner of Age UK and a member of the Age England Association.
Age UK Surrey aims to see a county where older people live a fulfilled, enjoyable and dignified life, free from isolation, poverty, abuse and discrimination.
Our vision will be achieved by making it our mission to anticipate and meet the needs of older people across Surrey to help make later life a more positive experience.
East Surrey Community Mediation
Serving all residents of Reigate & Banstead and Tandridge, helping to resolve disputes between neighbours or family members (not separating/separated couples and access). Typical issues are noise, pets, children, boundaries, high hedges, parking. Service not suitable for situations where there is serious criminal behaviour, or a party is unable to negotiate and maintain an agreement owing to significant ill heath, disability or substance misuse. The service is independent, impartial, confidential and donation-based.
Address: ESCM, PO Box 187, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 OFT
Phone: 01737 248 559
East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS)
Guildford & Waverley Care & Repair
Guildford and Waverley Care and Repair provides homeowners and private tenants with information, advice and practical support to repair, adapt or improve their homes.
Care and Repair is available to older residents and people with disabilities, regardless of income. Those in receipt of certain benefits may also be entitled to help.
Care and Repair can refer householders to reliable contractors over the phone or arrange a home visit to discuss property problems and assess repairs or alterations needed. Caseworkers can advise on ways of paying for work and help apply for grants if applicable. They can also give advice on entitlement to benefits and organisations that help people to stay independent.
Advice is free but a fee is payable for the full service which includes preparing plans and technical specifications, organising builders and supervising the work.
If a grant is available to fund the work it will usually also cover the fee.
Contact Care and Repair on 01483 444302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GUILDFORD HANDYPERSON SCHEME
Care and Repair also offers a Handyperson Scheme throughout Guildford borough to anyone over sixty, to disabled people and to people on low income whether they are a homeowner, a private tenant or a Council tenant.
The service helps with smaller works such as:
- Installing keysafes
- Installing grab rails
- Putting up shelves or curtain rails
- Assembling flat-pack furniture
There is a charge for the service depending on the type of work and personal circumstances.
Contact Handyperson Scheme on 01483 444476
Guildford College of Further & Higher Education
Guildford College has the widest range of courses and qualifications of any college in the county.
Students are able to choose from hundreds of courses from foundation to degree level, with the confidence that success rates are higher than national benchmarks.
Progression rates are also good, with students last year progressing on to top universities across the country including Royal Holloway, Surrey, Kingston, Nottingham, Cardiff, Portsmouth, Brighton, Winchester, Kingston, King’s College London, Sussex, Bournemouth, Manchester, Roehampton and many more to study subjects as diverse as Criminology, Business, Law, History, Paramedic Science and Journalism.
Previous students have gone on to be top chefs (Paul Merrett), to open their own celebrity endorsed salons (Clay Salon and Spa), win national competitions (such as the Association of Photographers Students Awards), to start their own businesses, to undertake projects for the government and to perform in West End Shows, to name a few. Many students go on to work in local commerce and industry, benefiting the surrounding region with their talents and skills.
The College offers industry standard facilities and resource with professional teaching by industry specialists. We also provide comprehensive support for students.
Insight Mental Health Forum
Mental Health forum
- Email: email@example.com
- Contact: Colette Lane
IT Link – your free, secure and ethical IT Recycling service!
We recycle all your unwanted and surplus IT equipment including:
- PC’s – Laptops – Servers
- Inkjet & Laser printers
- LCD – CRT – TFT Monitors
- PSUs, Batteries, UPS, Cables
- Mobile phones, PDAs & Tablets
What happens to your equipment once it leaves your office?
We specialise in the recycling and re-use of unwanted technology. Our skilled volunteers use our dedicated software and hardware solutions to ensure that all data is permanently erased from any storage devices. Once that’s done, we repair what we can then install fresh, fully licenced software onto the computers and offer them at a very low cost to anyone in the community that needs them.
We offer complete computers for as little as £35!
As part of FurnitureLink Guildford, a long established provider to the community, our main emphasis is on re-use and we achieve up to a 90% recovery rate over all donated equipment. This helps us to ensure that we are as beneficial as we can to those that need our services.
We can handle any size collection, from a handful of machines, to an entire building.
C/O FurnitureLink Guildford
Woodlands Place, Woodlands Road. Guildford. GU11RN
Charity number: 1137021 | Registered company: 07252909
Contact: Mark Loudon
Phone: 07590 470007
Mobile: 07590 470007
District: Guildford and surrounding areas
MacMillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way.
We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.
The number of people with cancer is growing every day. We want to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people. Find out how we’re going about it.
National Family Carer Network
NFCN is an umbrella organisation that aims to promote the voice and rights of family carers supporting a person with a Learning Disability.
- Website: www.familycarers.org.uk
- Phone: 01883 722311
- Mobile: 077474 60727
2-3 Eastgate Court
What we do
We are a catalyst for the voluntary and community sector and its partners so that, individually and collectively, we can all achieve more for the communities we serve.
News and information
We share news and information, giving you what you need to know to help you act quickly and effectively. We make sense of the big national policy issues and help to interpret what they mean for organisations in the South East. We listen to our members so that we can promote the assets and perspectives of the sector in the South East, to policy makers as well as statutory and private sector partners.
We bring organisations together across sectors in a variety of ways, including at events, to challenge thinking, share experience and develop practical ideas to make us all more effective. You can see a practical example of our work in our case study.
Serving our members
As a membership organisation RAISE aims to deliver high quality member services, offering value for money and accessibility. We work directly with organisations seeking to develop their own thinking and capabilities, bringing a fresh perspective built on a solid understanding of the sector. Retaining some free of charge services to members ensures we can work with and support a wide range of voluntary and community organisations.
Health and social care
Health and social care is a particular focus of our work, as it is an area undergoing huge transformation and affects so many people and organisations.
RASASC (Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre) is a registered charity, established in 1992 and is made up of:
- 5 full and part-time paid staff,
- 70 volunteers – (20 female volunteer counsellors, 1 male volunteer counsellor, 35 female helpline volunteers, 7 Trustees and 7 other helpers).
We are based in the centre of Guildford and offer support to anyone in Surrey, or those just outside Surrey. See our list of Services for more details.
We are not government-funded (although the government has released a Rape Support Fund that we successfully applied for). Our organisation exists by applying for grants, trust funds, corporate funding, public donations, counselling client donations and fundraising events. Our annual running costs are £150,000 per annum.
If you’ve never suffered sexual abuse or rape, but want to support our work, please consider making a donation to RASASC. Every contribution helps us turn a victim into a survivor.
Royal British Legion Industries was established in 1919 to provide treatment, training and support to service personnel returning from the Great War.
For almost 100 years we have remained true to this purpose and are still providing treatment, training and support to the Armed Forces community.
Over the years, however, we have developed and grown into a charitable organisation that does so much more than this. We now have a range of programmes and services designed to support the wider community, irrespective at their service backgrounds.
Whilst we are still passionate about our core values as a service charity, we believe that supporting those in need, and the vulnerable, is an important principle and one that we embrace.
If you would like more information about the work of RBLI or its products and services please contact us on (01622) 795900 or e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Reigate & Banstead Voluntary Service Ltd
Richmond Fellowship (RF) is a specialist provider of mental health services. A specific project for Surrey is The Old Moat Garden Centre which offers work experience and training in horticulture and retail to anyone with a mental health problem who is over 18. People can self refer to the service or be referred by another organisation.
Richmond Fellowship Queens Park & Old Moat Horticultural Services
- Website: www.richmondfellowship.org.uk
- Contact: Jonathan Glinos
- Phone: 01372 731971
Runneymede Borough Council
Runnymede Borough Council, Runnymede Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2AH
Tel: 01932 838383
Fax: 01932 838384
Rushmoor Citizens Advice Bureau
Nepali Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker
Rushmoor Citizens Advice Bureau
39 High Street
Telephone: 08444 111 304 (Adviceline)
01252 333618 (Admin Only)
Fax: 01252 319380
Map: Link to map
SAVI is committed to working with blind and partially sighted people in Surrey, and to provide services so they may lead fuller, more independent lives.
Surrey Coalition of Disabled People
The Surrey Coalition is run and managed by disabled people for disabled people. The aim of the Surrey Coalition is to campaign and promote the rights of disabled people to have equality of opportunity and to live independently.
Surrey History Centre collects and rescues archives and printed materials relating to Surrey’s past and present, so that they can tell the story of the county and its people to future generations. You can use these fascinating materials in our supervised search room where staff are on hand to assist your research.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/recreation-heritage-and-culture/archives-and-history/surrey-history-centre
- Contact: Di Stiff
- Phone: 01483 518737
Surrey Independent Living Council
Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC) is a non-profit-making voluntary sector organisation run by and for disabled people.
We are primarily funded by, and work in close partnership with, Surrey County Council.
SILC helps people with disabilities, and others who use or want to use Direct Payments, to live independently and to arrange the support and services they require.
SILC is also a partner in the Right to Control project. The Right to Control is a new legal right for disabled people, and is being piloted in seven Trailblazer areas across the UK of which parts of Surrey is one. For more information, please see the Links page.
This website is designed to help you find out more about us and the services we offer. It will also enable you to get in touch with us if you’d like to know more.
Surrey Library Service
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/libraries
- Contact: Kay Hadwick
- Phone: 01737 772049
- District: Surrey
Surrey Voluntary Action Network
Surrey CVS Network
- Website: www.surreyvoluntaryactionnetwork.org.uk
- Contact: Sonia Hubbard – Development Manager
- Phone: 01252 518704
- Mobile: 07814 711311
Surrey Youth Focus
Sussex Community NHS
- Email: email@example.com
- Contact: Sibusisiwe Mutambara
- Mobile: 07920425722
- District: Sussex
Tandridge Voluntary Service Council
Tandridge Voluntary Service Council
The Star Centre
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact: Sue Cox – General Manager
- Phone: 01883 722593
- District: Tandridge
Terrence Higgins Trust
Our vision is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.
- Maximise sexual health in the UK, and minimise the spread of HIV and STIs, by encouraging people to value their sexual health and by leading innovation to increase access to local sexual health services.
- Empower everyone living with HIV in the UK to maximise their health and wellbeing by working to ensure the best possible HIV treatment and support services
- Lead public and political support for HIV and sexual health issues, and campaign to eradicate stigma and discrimination
Ambitious: We believe communities and individuals can change their own lives. We push ourselves and others to make this happen.
Honest: We are accountable to our communities, donors and funders. We work with integrity, transparency and efficiency. We communicate clearly and responsibly.
Different: We support, respect and value each other and work without prejudice. We are radical professionals, proud of our diversity, and united by a common cause.
Independent: We are an independent charity, rooted in the communities we serve. We use our insight to innovate and inspire change in policies, services and minds.
A national organisation
Much has changed since the early days of HIV and as the shape of the epidemic has changed, so has the Trust. Our existing services have been developed and we have introduced new services to meet changing needs.
We have merged with local community-based HIV charities to create a national organisation with the stability and infrastructure capable of ensuring a long-term response to the HIV and sexual health needs.
The Brigitte Trust
The Brigitte Trust is an independent registered charity offering emotional support and practical help at home to people facing life-threatening illness. The Trust is based in Dorking and offers its free volunteer service across much of Surrey. Although not a nursing service, we can offer valuable support, for example:
- Emotional support
- Transport to hospital appointments
- Sitting with a family member whilst a carer takes a break
- Collecting children from school
Voluntary Action Elmbridge
Voluntary Action in Spelthorne
- Email: email@example.com
- Contact: Elizabeth Moore – Chief Officer
- Phone: 01784 446358
- District: Spelthorne
Voluntary Action Mid Surrey
Voluntary Action South West Surrey (VASWS)
Voluntary Support North Surrey
Voluntary Support North Surrey exists to support all voluntary groups and charitiesin North Surrey.
Voluntary Support North Surrey is a new organisation formed from a merger between Runnymede Association of Voluntary Services (RAVS) and Voluntary Services Surrey Heath (VSSH).
Woking Asian Business Forum
- Website: www.wabf.org.uk
- Contact: Shahid Azeem – Chair
- Phone: 01483 710830
Woking Association of Voluntary Service
yourSanctuary, formerly called Surrey Women’s Aid, is a local charity that provides a range of services which offer emotional and practical support to people and their children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
Along with providing services ourselves, we also work closely with other agencies to offer a package of support. Although we work with these other agencies we are a voluntary organisation and are not part of a statutory agency. This means we are able to offer impartial support and provide information to enable people to make informed choices about what they want to do. We do not make decisions for people or make anyone do anything they do not want to but we do help to look at options.
yourSanctuary works to prevent domestic abuse and undo the damage it does to individuals, families and communities. In addition to direct services to women, men and children affected by domestic abuse, yourSanctuary provides comprehensive prevention, advocacy and educational programmes. Our clients come from diverse communities, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, socio-economic groups and age brackets. We are based in Surrey, where one in three women experience domestic abuse as opposed to the one in four nationally. We don’t restrict our work to the Surrey borders, reaching out to fleeing families from around the country and answering calls on our 24hr helpline from whoever needs help.