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) :  We continue with our services in support of older people in Elmbridge.  Thanks to Walton Charity, the Community Foundation for Surrey, and Elmbridge Philanthropy, we have the technology and equipment to enable our staff to work from home.  We can still help with benefits claims and are carrying out home visits where possible and safe to do so in compliance with Government guidelines.  Our befriending service is running and our volunteers are visiting their clients on a regular basis, following Government guidelines.  The Parkinson's Group meetings are taking place every week in the Claygate Centre for the Community. 

To contact CHEER please 'phone:

07732 310907 to speak to Amanda Swinchin Rew (works Monday to Friday)
07831 666109 to speak to Irene Belcher (works Tuesday to Thursday)
07395 940282 to speak to Charlotte Chatwin (works Tuesday & Wednesday)

(lines are monitored from 09:00 to 11:30, 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.

Contact Us

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, Walton Charity, the Community Foundation for Surrey, Elmbridge Philanthropy and the National Lottery Community Fund.

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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