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The Charities

Age Concern Woking is a local, independent charity whose aim is to give FREE support to older people in the Borough. The charity’s mission is to promote the well-being of older people by offering:

Friendship
Information and Support
Home from hospital and emergency support
Home fire safety checks.
We aim to treat our clients as we would treat members of our own family.

Established in 2004, Age Concern Woking has received financial support from Woking Borough Council, local businesses, the Community Foundation for Surrey and private sources. In addition, our own fundraising activities and donations from individuals help us to maintain our services to the older citizens of the Borough.

We are in constant need of funds to enable us to maintain our activities. If you would like to help us, please go to the ‘Donating’ page for details. Our office is currently based at the Moorcroft Centre, Old School Place, Westfield, Woking.

We are open every weekday morning from 10am to 1pm and at other times by appointment, or we are happy to make a home visit if this is more convenient. You can also call us on 01483 770753 at any time and we will return your call as soon as possible. We check to see if any messages have been left frequently.

 Woking Hospice was opened in December 1996 to provide palliative care and support for patients and their families living in central Surrey. Until 23 May 2017 it was located in Hill View Road on the outskirts of Woking town, but has now moved to our new state-of-the-art facility in Goldsworth Park Centre, Woking. 
Sam Beare Hospice, located at Clive House in Weybridge, is the base for our team of Community Nurses, who provide care and support to our patients and their families in Weybridge and the surrounding areas.
Hospice care is based on the belief that each person is more than their illness, and that each of us has unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Woking & Sam Beare Hospices responds to the needs of each individual, helping people achieve the best possible quality of life.

A Brief History

There’s a hospice in Woking today because the local community spent five years raising money to build one. In 1990, Rhod Lofting, now a Trustee and Life President, launched an appeal for a local hospice. He did it because he didn’t want anyone else or their families to endure what he did when his father died or anyone else’s loved one to suffer such indignity during their last days. After five years of fundraising, Woking Hospice welcomed its first patients in 1996. Since then, Woking has provided special end-of-life care to very ill, very frightened patients and their relatives and has continued to grow and improve, benefiting thousands of  local patients and their close families, at one of the most important, yet most difficult times of their lives.

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