Services

Community Car Scheme to help people who have difficulty using public transport or who need to travel when there is no public transport available. The Scheme is supported by volunteers using their own cars who are paid a mileage allowance. Passengers are charged a contribution towards the drivers’ expenses.

A Befriending Scheme which has a dedicated team of volunteers who are willing to help and enhance individuals living independently by giving their time for shopping, trips out, or coffee and a chat.

Meals on Wheels The meals service supplies a freshly cooked, nutritious, hot two course meal, delivered by a team of friendly volunteers. This service is currently offered in a number of local areas. Please contact Helen Beck on 07541 356046 or email: helen.beck@edcca.org.uk

The Community Day Centre for Older People is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10am – 3pm. A charge is made for the day which includes refreshments and lunch. The group meets in Springhill Court, Manor Road, Easingwold. Contact Anne Banks on 07745 204470 or email: anne.banks@edcca.org.uk

Knit and Natter meets on the first Monday of every month (except Bank Holidays) 1.30-3.30pm at Springhill Court.

Crossword Club meets every Monday 10.30-12.30am at the Police House, Easingwold. It is a small friendly group which welcomes new members.

Quote from Paul Bull, client at Day Centre. I would be lost without the Day Centre. I am made to feel very welcome by Anne, the Day Centre Co-ordinator and the volunteers and I have met lots of new friends. I particularly enjoy the activities and outings and the company. I have a very reliable community car driver who never lets me down. Thanks to EDCCA for arranging these services.

Community Visiting Scheme where volunteers visit carers in their own home and provide them with the opportunity to have a well earned break, visiting their friends or even a trip out to the gym or shops. Visits are normally weekly or fortnightly and last a couple of hours at a time to suit both the volunteer and the person being visited.

Volunteers are paid travelling expenses and training and support is provided.

OTHER SERVICES

EDCCA also provides Information on a wide range of local services and health and welfare matter and sign-posting to specialist agencies if required.

We can provide a short term Wheelchair Loan

EDCCA always needs volunteers! There is no specific time commitment required for either voluntary visitors, sitters or drivers. YOU decide what time you have available to help. Expenses are paid and training and support is provided as appropriate.

Volunteers are insured under EDCCA’s own insurance policy while engaged in work for the Association.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF OUR SERVICES OR WOULD LIKE TO BE A VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CONTACT:

Easingwold District Community Care Association Police House, Church Hill, Easingwold, York, YO61 3JX Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm Tel: 01347 822875

Car Scheme, Police House Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00am to 12.00 noon Tel: 01347 822598 (answerphone service available)

Donations and legacies for the Association can be gift aided and are very welcome.