Welcome to CHEER, your local charity for older people in Elmbridge. We have been serving the local community and changing lives for over 65 years.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) : in view of the particular risks posed by the current outbreak to older people and those with underlying health conditions, CHEER has curtailed its events programme, and meetings of the Parkinson's Group have been suspended. The Claygate Centre for the Community closed on Friday 20th March, and our office in the Centre also closed.  Staff are working from home and will endeavour to provide as much support as possible to our clients and volunteers, though home visits by staff and volunteers can no longer be made.
To contact CHEER during the office closure:
Telephone 07395 935393 to speak to Lisa Tawfik, or 07395 940282 to speak to Charlotte Chatwin, or 07395 904933 to speak to Irene Belcher.
(lines are monitored from 10 a.m. to midday, Monday to Friday)


or email us (all CHEER email addresses will function as usual).

Updates will be posted here if and when there are any new developments to report.

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We Provide...

Help with benefits*

Uniquely, we visit elderly people in their own homes to help with benefits claims

One-to-one befriending

Regular visits by volunteer befrienders

Events to promote social interaction

Older people, carers and volunteers are invited to regular tea parties and other social events


For those living with Parkinson’s disease and their carers

Signposting to other services

Through regular contact with service users we are able to identify unmet needs and make the appropriate links to other services.

*Service currently available only in the eastern part of the borough, i.e. Esher, Oxshott, Thames Ditton, Long Ditton, East and West Molesey, Hinchley Wood, Claygate, Weston Green, Stoke d'Abernon, and Cobham.

Our Services



Tea Parties & Events

Parkinson's Group

Our Values & Ethos


We act with integrity and treat people with respect


We support and help older people to improve their well-being and to engage in the community


We work in partnership with others in the community to reach older people


We are caring, warm and thoughtful in our decision-making

CHEER is financially supported by voluntary contributions, and by grants from Elmbridge Borough Council, Walsingham Care and Walton Charity

Contact us


Claygate Centre
Elm Road, Claygate
KT10 0EH


01372 879321



Charity number 1133482.
Company Registered in England & Wales number 7102376.

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