Please call between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
All other times please leave a message on the Answerphone and you will be contacted the next working day
Hordle Voluntary Care Group (HVCG) has been assisting people in the Tiptoe, Hordle and Everton area to attend their medical appointments since 1992.
The group is managed by a small committee and currently we have 15 active volunteer drivers. All drivers have had a Criminal Record check, now known as the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Drivers also have personal liability insurance whilst carrying out their HVCG duties.
Whilst we are an independent support group we receive advice and help from the Good Neighbour Support Service. This support includes the submission of the DBS forms, advising of any changes in legislation that may affect the way we operate and by providing the insurance cover. They also work with Hampshire County Council in helping with advertising to recruit volunteers.
In September 2010 we held a tea party for some of our clients and this was so successful it has become an annual event. The Tea Party is an opportunity for our clients to meet other users of the service as well as meeting members of the committee who are not always volunteer drivers.
We have two social events for HVCG Volunteers a year when we are able to meet new volunteers and also talk about how we can improve the service we offer. One is an informal get together in a local venue, usually a pub, just after our annual General meeting which is normally held in March/April. The other event is a Christmas Lunch and for the last three years this has been held at the Old Tea Rooms and Restaurant, Burley where we have been very pleased with the quality of the lunch and the hospitality given by the staff.