Are you having difficulty getting to appointments at hospital or the dentist or the local surgery? If you live in Kings Langley we might be able to help.
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How much notice do I have to give?
We usually need several days notice to find a driver, but as our drivers are all volunteers they can usually wait while you are being seen.
What does it cost?
Our services are free (apart from the Lunch Cub) but we welcome donations to help with our running costs and with our transport costs. How much you give is up to you. Typically, for return drives, we receive the following:
In the Kings Langley area
Hemel Hempstead and Watford
Mount Vernon Hospital
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Central London Hospitals
£30 plus Congestion and Parking charges
Open 9.00am - 5.00pm 7 days a week
As the duty officer today for the Helpline service, I have just received a call from a client checking that our driver will collect her next week. I rang the driver who assured me he had already arranged a time with her. So, back to her with a reassuring message! That’s the sort of thing our Helpline operators do, and often the calls will involve initial requests for a lift to a hospital or surgery appointment. If you feel this is something you could do, either man the phone occasionally or drive a client, just ring our number and you will be very welcome. 07790 668 672.
DIY and help with shopping
Some of our volunteers can help with small DIY tasks, including gardening, and will visit people at home, either to provide company, or to relieve a carer, or both. We can also help with shopping trips if these are proving difficult.
Please give us a call if you think we might be able to help, and one of our volunteers will call you to discuss your needs.
Every Tuesday we run a Lunch Club for any villagers who want an excellent meal in friendly surroundings. There is a small charge for the lunch (£5) but transport to and from the club is free.
Volunteers are always needed
If you are interested in volunteering give us a call on 07790 668672 or complete the contact form. Volunteers are called in rotation when a job comes in. They then decide whether or not they can help on this occasion - it's entirely up to them. If they can help, they then make contact with the client and complete the job. If not, they will be called again next time. Most volunteers are drivers but other services like DIY and gardening are also needed. We also need volunteers for our Lunch Club.
Volunteers are offered out of pocket expenses, including a milage allowance.
The Kings Langley Good Neighbours Association has been serving people in Kings Langley for over 50 years.
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