The Upper Itchen Benefice

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Benefice HomeBeauworth, St James Bramdean, St Simon & St Jude Cheriton, St Michael Church in the Wood Hinton Ampner, All Saints Kilmeston, St Andrew Tichborne, St Andrew

Offering neighbourly help throughout the Upper Itchen villages

Need a helping hand?

Anybody, of any age, who is in need of a helping hand can call the Upper Itchen Voluntary Care Group number for help or just to ask questions about the service .
Please call our special Voluntary Care Group (VCG)
mobile number for assistance:
07906 954566

2012 Rota of VCG Co-ordinators - to follow here
Information Sheet for Clients- HERE
Voluntary Care Group leaflet - HERE
Voluntary Care Group poster - HERE
Guidelines for Volunteers - HERE
Trigger Tool HCC Sheet for Volunteers - HERE
Username:upperitchenvcg Password:n31ghb0ur5
Policies for Volunteers - HERE

Our team of over 30 volunteers (a few of whom are pictured here) can help you with small tasks such as shopping, collecting prescriptions, transport to appointments/lunch clubs/mobile library, brief respite for carers, walking a dog, visiting for a chat, emergency meal assistance, small garden or household help etc. Please leave a message on the answer-phone, including your telephone number, if nobody can answer your call. You can also email:

Launched on 22nd June 2009 , the Voluntary Care Group aims to help people in the local community (primarily people in/close to Tichborne, Cheriton, Beauworth, Kilmeston, Hinton Ampner or Bramdean) who would appreciate a little neighbourly assistance. We have over 30 volunteers - local people of different ages, male and female, with a variety of skills, experiences, time, and resources – all CRB checked, insured, and ready to help.

Want to become a VCG Volunteer?

Over 30 volunteers have already signed up as members of the group. These are all local people of different ages, male and female, with a variety of skills, experiences, time, and resources. If you are not already a volunteer, please join the team - even if you only have a little time to spare amidst busy family or work life. You will be a great help.

Please contact the Chairman, Ruth Allen, if you are interested in joining the VCG as a new volunteer. All volunteers need be CRB checked through the Voluntary Care Group. Ruth will put you in touch with Hilary Moore, our CRB officer. All volunteers receive their own copy of the VCG ‘Policies and Procedures’ (provided to all Community Care Groups across Hampshire). Please could all volunteers make themselves familiar with these policies. All volunteers need to complete a ‘Volunteer’s Contact Sheet’ providing their contact details and likely times of the week generally available to help and tasks they are most or least keen on.

Useful Contact Numbers for the Voluntary Care Group

Upper Itchen Voluntary Care Group mobile number: 07906 954566
Ruth Allen – Chairman: 793368:
Secretary– vacancy
Ruth Allen – temporary Treasurer – new treasurer urgently sought!
Hilary Moore - CRB Officer: 736036
Hampshire Good Neighbours Support Service - website with resources

If you have any queries on the Voluntary Care Group, please feel free to call our the Chairman -
Ruth Allen on 793368 (evenings, Friday and weekends).
Many thanks.


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