We welcome referrals from doctors, Social Services, Elmbridge Borough Council, friends, carers, relatives or clients themselves.  If you would like to make a referral please call us on 01372 879321 or e-mail manager@cheer-elmbridge.org.uk

Our services:

 We help elderly people to receive all benefits they are entitled to, and where appropriate  carry out home visits to  complete benefit application forms.
In 2012/13 we increased our clients' income by over £353,000.
 
"CHEER helped my brother with his pension, attendance allowance and housing benefit. He is hugely grateful and so am I.  Will you please pass on our thanks for such a wonderful job"
 
We operate a befriending scheme, where volunteers visit the lonely and housebound elderly at home.  See below for more information.
 
 " I really look forward to visits from my friend"
 We organise social events for our clients, carers and volunteers. "Gives people the opportunity to meet more people... instead of being on our own watching TV"
  We maintain up to date information on relevant benefits and services available for the elderly in Elmbridge.  
  We maintain a dedicated phone line and out-of-hours answering service - call us on
01372 879321.
 

CHEER’s befriending scheme is for local residents over 60 who find themselves stuck at home with very few visitors and with limited opportunities to go out and meet people. We recruit volunteers, whom we vet carefully (including a police-check), to make a weekly visit to the person. The volunteer visits them in their own home, has a cup of tea and chats with them for about an hour. We carefully match the person with the volunteer, as we hope that the befriending may spark a true friendship.  Seeing a friendly face, or even just knowing the volunteer is coming, does a lot to raise the spirits of a lonely or housebound elderly person.

Befriending volunteers are always needed, so
if this sounds like something you, or someone you know, may be interested in, give us a call on  01372 879321 or visit the Join Us page for more information

Where we operate:

Esher, Oxshott, Thames Ditton, Long Ditton, East and West Molesey, Hinchley Wood, Claygate, Weston Green, Stoke d'Abernon and Cobham, and neighbouring areas.

If you would like to download our general leaflet or find out about services available in other parts of Elmbridge, please see the Useful links page.