As reported previously, a neighbourly support scheme for and by the residents of Capel and surrounding area has been set up called Capel Assist. The launch date is 4th April, 2016. It is a group of local volunteers who want to help those within and near Capel by providing assistance and services to those who require them, such as:
- Providing transport to and from doctors, hospital, dentist, veterinary, etc.
- Helping in the home (however not cleaning)
- Home visits
- Other similar services.
Those wishing to make use of this service should telephone 07593 714 513. The person on duty will arrange for a volunteer to provide the required assistance if possible and practical. Calls should be made as early as possible in advance in order to arrange assistance; ideally 48 hours minimum. The cost of the call will be to a mobile phone, only charges made by the caller’s own service provider may apply.
Car journeys will involve a voluntary donation to cover the cost of the driver’s petrol and car parking (if required). When arranging for the service, the caller will be informed of the suggested donation at that time.
The scheme is open to adults only. Any minors requiring transport must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Capel Assist will provide support to those who are residents in the Village of Capel and the immediate surrounding area. The approximate area covered will be north to the Beare Green roundabout, east to Trig Street, west to Ockley Station and south to the boundary with West Sussex.
Capel Assist has been set up with the advice of Surrey County Council.
Capel Assist is co-ordinated by and entirely dependant upon the dedication of the many volunteers.
For further details, queries or offers of help please contact the Capel Assist Committee on the same number as listed above 07593-714513.