Collingham & District Village Care

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The origins of Collingham & District Village Care can be traced back to 1982 when a Volunteer Group was formed to assist with transport to the Medical Centre.  The transport system was set up with a few willing volunteers and this soon expanded to include visits to hospitals, dentist, opticians, hairdressers, social interaction groups, etc. This service is available to patients registered with Collingham Medical Centre.

The group has gone from strength to strength and is a Registered Charity (no.1140642) and as such has a constitution.  The group relies on fundraising activities, donations and bequests to supplement the funds required to run the transport scheme and support other groups within the village.  There is a dedicated team of volunteer drivers and co-ordinators who give their time willingly to help those who have difficulty accessing transport.  We continue to work jointly with the Medical Centre to serve the interests of patients.

Village Care Trustees:
Barbara Stocks, Caron Ballantyne, Samantha Ward, Dr Karen Fearn, Professor Mike Pringle

Village Care Committee:
Chair:                                Michael Davies
Secretary:                          Jean Davies
Treasurer:                          Caron Ballantyne
Committee members:          Emma Shand, Jill 
                                         Beardsell, Hilary Carmichael, Pat Wood, Gareth Milner, Jane                                           Imrie, Dianne Finnegan, Belinda Mather

Projects and Donations:

  • Medical Centre – since 1981, more than £40,000 donated for special equipment (incl. donations towards audiometer, waiting room high seats, digital signage in Medical Centre waiting room, 12 lead ECG machine, CoaguChek Pro II monitoring machine)
  • Spring bulb planting – donations made to plant thousands of daffodils and snowdrops since 1994
  •  Benches – 6 public benches in Collingham and 1 in South Scarle
  •  Unwanted spectacles donated at the pharmacy and sent to Vision Aid Overseas
  •  Donation to Collingham Men in sheds
  •  Donation to the Village Defibrillator fund

Collingham & District Village Care Community Transport Scheme
supported by Nottinghamshire County Council

Transport co-ordinator telephone no.  07954 409 049

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  • The service is available to patients registered with Collingham Medical Centre
  •  Registration is free – requires completion of a form supplied by a transport co-ordinator
  •  Details of charges are supplied with the registration pack
  •  A co-ordinator is available: Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.00am and 3.00pm telephone: 07954 409 049. Outside these hours a message can be left for the duty co-ordinator
  •  The co-ordinators are Jean Davies and Belinder Mather
Collingham & District Village Care, Collingham