Fawley & District Voluntary Care Group has provided services for the people of Fawley Parish and surrounding villages for almost 35 years.
Our main activity is providing transport to medical appointments. This may be to a GP surgery, to our local hospitals at Hythe and Lymington, or specialist hospitals in Southampton and some as far away as London.
We also provide transport for other purposes. These include social gatherings, hospital or nursing home visiting, shopping trips and even shopping for clients.
For all enquiries, please call our Coordinator Paula on 023 8089 8756 or visit our website for more information – www.fdvcg.org.uk
Our drivers may be able to assist you but they are not trained carers.
Some of the things we need to know about are….
Difficulty with walking
Do you use a stick, walking frame or wheelchair?
Wheelchair users should be able to move from the wheelchair to car unaided or be accompanied by a helper.
Difficulty with seeing?
Will you need help getting from the car to your appointment?
Do you have a disabled badge?
Sometimes disabled parking is available and use of your disabled badge could help.
Last year we provided transport for 1,722 medical appointments, 738 shopping trips and 318 care home visits.
Thoughts from some of our users of our service:
“I was anxious about getting to my hospital appointment, but as soon as the driver came to collect me, all my worries faded away as we travelled along the road. He was polite, courteous and ended up making me laugh which was just what the doctor ordered!”
“When my driver realised that I couldn’t walk too far without getting out of breath, he went and found a wheelchair for me and then proceeded to push me in the chair to my appointment. I am very grateful for his thoughtfulness and help.”
“I am so glad that there are still kind people in this world willing to help others – thank you!”
Volunteer drivers required
Would you like to be involved in your local community?
Do you have some free time?
Do you enjoy driving?
Want to choose the hours you work?
Please watch the video on our website and then get in touch.
Please contact us on: 023 8089 8756
Speak to volunteer on: 023 8089 1778
Or email a volunteer; firstname.lastname@example.org