St John the Baptist Parish Church

Where a warm welcome awaits you

Care in the Community

Agencies

The Pastoral Visiting Group Policy states that “A list of local agencies is supplied to visitors, who are encouraged to refer people on to the relevant organisation where appropriate.”  Such agencies will include local organisations that support, often elderly, members of the community in simple and practical ways such as transport, meals and friendship.  The current list is as follows:

 

Bracknell Forest Befriending Scheme           

Volunteers visit the lonely and isolated for a chat

Gemma Frewin 01344 304404 

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Citizens Advice Bureau

The Columbia Centre, Market Street, Town Centre, Bracknell  0844 499 4107

26-28 Market Square, Wokingham  0844 499 4126

Contact the Elderly

Elderly people meet for coffee and a chat in the homes of volunteers

Joan Newland 01344 775096 

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Crossroads Care Wokingham   

provides respite care to carers 0118 979 5324

www.wokinghamcrossroads.org

Crowthorne Foodbank

Provides food to those in need.

The Vineyard Church.  The Shed, 1 High Street, Crowthorne

Good Neighbours

Provides lifts to hospital appointments etc

Baptist Church 01344 761001

Parents and Children Together (PACT)          

Drop-in sessions for families with children aged  0 – 5

St. John’s Church.  01189 387 600

The Link Visiting Scheme       

Wokingham District equivalent of 1 above

Marjie Walker 01189 979 8019  e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crowthorne Old Age to Teen Society (COATS)

COATS runs The COATS Centre for Crowthorne's Seniors.  The Centre provides good company, freshly cooked meals, activities and entertainment for older people living in and around Crowthorne. For more information contact The Manager, Mrs Bernie Dunstone 01344 773464