ESDAR’s impressive history and longevity have been achieved through the hard work, dedication and tenacity of staff, trustees, volunteers and benefactors. Equally important has been the strong alliance ESDAR has strived to sustain through its alliance with key partners who share our values and commitment to public service, as well as the public sector, working in partnership with the councils to meet the needs of this growing sector of the population.
We are proud of our association with the following organisations we currently partner with. We would be delighted to welcome new organisations onboard – please do not hesitate to contact us if you feel we can be of assistance.
The Westway Community centre is located in Caterham. Alongside their programme of on-site activities for people of all ages, they also provide a Men in Sheds scheme, hairdressing, podiatry and a range of lunch clubs. For the wider community they have an outreach scheme supporting people with advice, food (Meals on Wheels and emergency packs), friendship and finance.
The centre is always busy and is supported by a large group of active volunteers and they have dance and church groups working there throughout the year.
They have provided a hub for the NHS Vaccine scheme during the pandemic and as they re-open from the pandemic they are offering, with the support of East Surrey Dial-a-Ride, a number of outings and new community activities – afternoon tea, bowls, supported shopping and similar.
They also host a range of smaller services such as Age UK, Surrey Choices, Tea & Chat Groups, Blue Badge Assessment services and First Communities Children & Families services.
A few words from The Westway Community Manager, Claire Richards
“On behalf of myself and The Westway I’d like to put on record my grateful thanks to East Surrey Dial-a-Ride. Roger and the team have been amazing! Their friendship and support in pre-Covid times, when I and the Westway were new, was very welcome. Everything from helping transport people to the centre, supporting Sunday lunches and veteran’s events, right through to solving the mystery of the non-flushing urinals!
In Lockdown 1 they didn’t hesitate – jumping right in to help with food and prescriptions, Shopping Shuttles, in fact, anything Four Parish Response asked for. Then we moved to the lower Tier numbers and once again they stepped up as a key partner – ensuring hot meals got to extremely vulnerable people, picking up people as part of our mental wellbeing support groups and continuing their vital role with prescriptions. The sensitive care I witnessed first-hand when they transported a woman in her 90s to arrange her husband’s funeral, for me, summed up what makes Dial-A- Ride so special.
Christmas …. What can I say? ESDAR were geared up to ensure people got to our on-site Westway Christmas lunches when we got locked down again. Not to be defeated by a spot of Covid, the team stepped in to help with the Churches Together Christmas Day Meals on Wheels route planning, delivering lunches, securing equipment and even washing up.
ESDAR is a truly exceptional service operated by an exceptional group of people. The only future I see for The Westway is inextricably linked with East Surrey Dial a Ride – whatever it takes in the coming months to ensure you are still having AGMs in 2031 – count me in! I probably don’t say it often enough – Thank you.”
25 Chaldon Road
Crossroads care for adults and children of all ages with physical, mental and emotional health care concerns. This includes care support for medical conditions such as Dementia, Parkinson’s, MS or Autism to name just a few of the top conditions their carers assist with. They will also provide care for those with physical disability, brain injury or learning difficulties, where life is challenging and the person cared for is not able to live independently without the support of assistance from an unpaid carer, which is often a friend or family member.
Crossroads Farleigh Wednesday Club
Off Farleigh Court Road
01372 869 970
Dementia First is an independent charity providing day care services in East Surrey solely for people with a diagnosis of dementia plus an information and support service for carers and family members. The aim of their service is to provide care and support for people with dementia in a safe, secure and social environment.
01883 818 310
The Ryan MS Therapy Centre welcomes anyone from around the South London and Surrey areas.
They offer specialist physiotherapy classes together with Pilates, counselling, podiatry, APS pain relief, reflexology, massage and Reiki, plus Fatigue Management Workshops and OT clinics. Importantly, is their social and relaxed environment supporting members and tips from others living with MS.
There is no fee to attend the MS Therapy Centre but all donations are welcome.
020 8660 1181
A centre for disabled adults in Surrey, Bletchingley Skills Centre offer lifelong learning skills to adults with physical disabilities. These skills are aimed at increasing independence, whilst encouraging social interaction and self confidence in a safe, friendly and informal environment.
01883 743 772
Warlingham Lunch Club
A lunch club for the over 50s, held at the Warlingham Village Hall.
441 Limpsfield Road
Caterham Community Association
The charity manages a Community centre for those resident in Caterham and District to have a place to attend various clubs and classes who have members ranging from 3 to 100. It is also used for educational purposes by a school and by many members of the community for family gatherings and celebrations.5a High Street.
3 Buxton Lane