Keyworth and District Community Concern

Categories: Charity 

Our Charity should be able to re-open our Day Centre and bus operation from the 21st June 2021, subject to the Government and Parish Council guidelines.

Tuesday Lunch Club

Weekly day centre from 9.30 to 2.30 for the elderly and less able, it is staffed by volunteers in the Centenary Lounge providing lunch, social dialogue and companionship.  Many of the members are collected in the morning from their homes in our Community Bus staffed by volunteer drivers and assistants, and then taken back home in the afternoon.

A further benefit of the club is the period of respite it provides to those who care for the elderly and less able in their homes.

New members and volunteers welcome. Contact Doreen Gee on 937 4429

Thursday Shopping

Each week our volunteer drivers and assistants on our Community Bus collect elderly Keyworth residents from their homes and take them to the local Co-ops, Sainsburys and other shops.  After completing their shopping they are taken back home with help to carry their purchases.

New members and volunteers welcome. Contact us on 07881 836 221

Keyworth Community Bus

We operate two buses under the small bus permit scheme for voluntary organisations on a non-profit basis for the benefit of Keyworth and neighbouring villages.  Our buses are fitted with tail lifts for wheelchair access and can carry up to 16 people. All of our drivers and assistants are volunteers. More volunteers are welcome.

Local groups or non-commercial associations can apply to borrow a bus on the condition that they become members of KDCC.  Before being allowed to drive a KDCC minibus, drivers must successfully undertake a familiarisation and assessment session with the KDCC Bus Manager and be subject to driving licence and insurance checks. Organisations borrowing our bus are asked for a donation to cover running costs which at the moment are £1.50 a mile for short journeys with reduced pricing for longer trips.

For more information or to ask about volunteering as a Community Bus driver or to assist;

Contact Eddie Pettipher on 07881 836 221 or email kdcc.minibus@gmail.com

 

Contact

Tel: 07780646142

Email: ian@machan.co.uk