Hillingdon Carers is a registered charity employing staff to support unpaid carers who look after a person with an illness, disability or special need. Hillingdon Carers offers a number of services including: an information and advice centre (with advice also in a range of ethnic minority languages), expert welfare benefit advice, health advocacy, training for carers, a young carers’ project, older carers’ specialist support, breaks for carers and social outings, counselling and complimentary therapies. Carers need to register with the office: Hillingdon Carers, Luther Bouch House, 126 High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1JT. Telephone: 01895 811206. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillingdon Careline and Telecare – for a small monthly charge (free or subsidised in certain cases), those living on their own are offered a home safety and personal security system which enables them to call for help in an emergency. Using a telephone line and a telephone plug socket, there is a 24-hour link to the Hillingdon Careline centre every day of the year. Careline supplies a pendant which, when pressed, connects the wearer to the Careline Control Centre. Contact Hillingdon Careline on 01895 250380.
Telecare can supply sensors which detect a fall, temperature extremes, bed or chair occupancy, or property exit. Contact Telecare on 01895 277719.
Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre
…supporting people affected by cancer…
The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC) is situated in the grounds of Mount Vernon Hospital and is part of the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. Opened in 1993, the LJMC was the first centre of its kind to provide a holistic service that supports cancer patients and their families, helping them cope with all aspects of the disease from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Services include a drop-in centre and telephone helpline, counselling service, benefits advice and complementary therapies.
The LJMC is partially funded by the NHS and relies heavily on fundraising and voluntary donations in order to meet the 35,000 or so requests that are received each year. There is no charge for the LJMC’s services.
The LJMC welcomes enquiries from potential volunteers. We respond to more than 35,000 requests for help each year.
We also welcome enquiries from potential volunteers to work in all departments of the LJMC including the Drop-in centre, information desk, administration and fundraising. More information about the LJMC’s services can be found on www.ljmc.org or please call the Helpline if you would like to speak to anyone about any aspect of the LJMC’s work.
Telephone helpline: 020 3826 2555
Hours of opening: Monday – Friday (9.30am – 1.00 pm & 2.00-4.30pm)
MHA Northwood (Formerly Live at Home)
- Contact Angela Flux (Manager), Laura Waller or Yvonne Long (Assistant Managers) at the office on 01923 842494: St John’s United Reformed Church, Hallowell Road HA6 1DN
- email: WestLondon@mha.org.uk
- Download the history of the scheme by clicking here.
- We are still taking referrals and supporting older people
- Volunteers are offering telephone and shopping support
- We have maintained Covid secure contact with many of our members including delivering meals kindly donated by COOK with contributions from Eastbury Church
- Digital/virtual activities are available – zoom seated exercise classes run 3 times a week
- We are maintaining postal contact and have set up a pen-pal initiative with Northwood College students
- We will be restarting face to face activities as soon as it is safe to do so
We aim to develop partnerships with local businesses, schools, colleges and faith communities to further our work in the community. Please get in touch if you feel your organisation would like to become involved.
New volunteers are always welcome; please call the office for an application form.
Michael Sobell Hospice
- visit http://www.michaelsobellhospice.co.uk/
- call our fundraising office 020 3826 2367
- email us at email@example.com
Michael Sobell Hospice provides care, comfort and support for local people facing life-limiting illnesses. The Hospice is a special place, where patients and families can spend precious time together, on the Mount Vernon Hospital site in Northwood.
Our professional team offers medical, nursing and emotional care along with practical support for patients, their families and carers. Our aim is that every patient should experience a journey towards the end of their life that is peaceful, comfortable and free from worry and pain.
Many of the services at Michael Sobell Hospice would not exist without fundraising and voluntary donations. We couldn’t provide our vital services without all the wonderful people in the local community who support us. This year we need to raise nearly £1.6 million to maintain the high quality of care that we offer our patients. It costs £6,000 per day to run the hospice of which £2,500 has to be funded by the charity.
For more details about our services or our fundraising or volunteer opportunities please visit our website at www.michaelsobellhospice.co.uk
Mount Vernon Comforts Fund
The Comforts Fund has been working for over 80 years on the Mount Vernon Hospital site as a registered charity run by volunteers to raise funds to improve patient comfort.
The Fund runs a coffee shop in the radiotherapy unit, as well as a look-in charity shop, bookshop, general goods shop and ward trolley (see below). Support is needed to continue fund-raising efforts on behalf of patients and staff. Please do visit the shops if you are at the hospital. If you have any books, clothes or bric-a-brac that you would like to donate, they will be gratefully received. The general shop is open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 3.30 pm, and the bookshop and charity shop from Monday to Friday, 11 am to 3 pm.
Could you steer a trolley? The Fund operates a trolley service selling goods to in-patients on weekday mornings for approximately an hour and a half. It’s amazing how much can be loaded on the trolley; from newspapers to cosmetics and confectionery – all the small items which make a stay in hospital more comfortable. More volunteers are needed to take the trolley round the wards. If you could spare a little time – even if it’s only, say, once a fortnight or just occasionally – please call 01923 844629
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Volunteers
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is a well renowned, highly specialised cancer centre based in Northwood in Middlesex and thrives on the contribution of our volunteers who support patients and visitors at the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre, Michael Sobell Hospice as well as within the specialist cancer centre itself. Volunteers support all areas of our work in a variety of roles morning, afternoon and evening, 7 days a week. Most are patient focussed but many are helping to support staff behind the scenes essential services.
Working at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre will suit someone who: is reliable and trustworthy; has good communication skills and wants to be part of team; wishes to give at least 3 hours a week of their time for a minimum of 6 months and has not experienced cancer (whether themselves or close family or friend) in the past 2 years.
In return we will give you a comprehensive induction program to get you familiar with the cancer centre and its various departments. We will also give you job specific training and introduce you to your mentors. You will also have a team of people supporting you and your development in the role. After 6 months of service we can also offer you employment references.
Interested? The next step……
You are welcome to drop in to see us at one of our monthly Open Days. These will be held on the 1st of every month (except Jan 2016). Please contact us on the numbers below to find out more information. We will show you around and to discuss with you what Volunteer opportunity may suit you the best. You can take away an information pack which includes an application form.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinators:
Lynne Pritchard or Vickie Hussey on 0203 826 2515
Mount Vernon Treatment Centre Volunteers
Hillingdon Hospital Trust is looking for Volunteers, particularly at the new Mount Vernon Treatment Centre – although Hillingdon Hospital itself always welcomes offers of voluntary help. Support will be appreciated in many areas, such as Reception, Wards, Clerical, Clinics, Fund-raising, etc.
Sonniah Aldridge, Voluntary Services Manager,
Voluntary Services Department,
Hillingdon Hospital, Pield Heath Road,
Hillingdon, Middx, UB8 3NN
Telephone: 01895 279856
Northwood Lions is a voluntary service organisation providing aid or funds for those who need help, primarily in the local community. We meet every first and third Wednesday at 8pm, call Robert on 07860 324395 for venue details.
Northwood Lions Saturday Market
Saturdays 9.45 – 11.45am
The Saturday Market (Lions Den) is at 195 Pinner Road, HA6 1DF (near the sorting office by the Iron Bridge). We sell plants, second-hand clothes, shoes, bags, haberdashery, bric-a-brac, small furniture, books, etc. So much more than a charity shop – family friendly – one visit and you’ll be hooked! Donations always welcome. Information from Robert 07860 324395.
Northwood Round Table
- contact David Goldman (Chairman) 01923 286210 or send an email
- meetings 2/4 Tuesday, 7:30 for 8:00pm
- contact Chairman for venue
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is based at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood. We’re an independent medical charity working to improve the lives of people affected by cancer and other serious conditions. We do this through medical research and by providing the best possible patient care using high quality MRI, CT and PET-CT scanners
With help from our supporters, we were able to perform almost 17,000 scans last year, giving patients and their families hope for the future.
We receive no government funding and rely on legacies and donations from individuals, groups and societies, companies and charitable trusts to obtain new scanners costing upwards of £1m each.
Our world renowned radiologists are cancer imaging experts, interpreting patients’ scan images so that referring doctors can make life changing treatment decisions. Supported by a dedicated team of radiographers, clinical and administration staff, fundraisers and volunteers, they all help us to offer patients the most comprehensive scanning service on one site in the UK.
We need your help to continue saving lives – to find out more about the work we do
Visit www.stricklandscanner.org.uk .
Contact our fundraising team on 01923 886315
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more, or to fundraise for us.
Registered charity no. 298867
Rotary Club of Elthorne Hillingdon
- President: Gillian Pearce
- website: www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=534