Guildford and South Surrey Branch








News 2022


Branch AGM 2022

The branch’s Annual General Meeting was held in person on 22 February.


Minutes of the meeting will be made available in due course.


Chair’s report and Financial report for 2021

The Chair’s report and Financial report for 2021 are now available.


Dates for your diary


21 May 2022

Trumpet Concert. Crispian Steele-Perkins, accompanied by Ian Richardson  on Saturday 21 May 2022, 6.00 - 8.00 pm at Barrow Hills School, Roke Lane, Witley GU8 5NY. For more details click here.


30 July 2022
Our fabulous Summer Picnic is back again at Great Halfpenny Farm, Halfpenny Lane, Guildford and will be held Saturday 30th July. For more details click here.


6 December 2022

Christmas Lunch at Broadwater Pavilion


Longer Respite Care Opportunity for 2022!

Your committee is very much aware of the on-going burden placed on our members’ Carers. In 2021 we agreed to use some of the remaining Legacy money to fund some longer respite care.


Due to the pandemic we still have some funds available for this scheme and this will enable some Carers to have a well-earned break – a few days, perhaps, or even a whole week – during 2022. The offer is for up to £1,500 towards an individual’s care. A budget, enabling around five or more members to benefit, has been set aside for this and grants will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Requests (no more than one per person!) can be put in for a share of the budget. If your application is successful, there is no need to make use of it immediately. For instance, you may already have something planned for later in the year or simply want a break in the warmer weather.


It will be your responsibility to find a suitable respite placement, either with a care home or by a care organisation offering overnight care in your own home. It should be from a recognised home or agency, not an informal arrangement. Before applying, you should have identified a suitable provider and have registered your interest with them. You do not need to have paid a deposit at this stage.


We hope very much that some of you will take up this offer. If you wish to discuss further, with no commitment, then please contact Myra Newnes-Smith on 01483 422440 or email


Myra can also send you more details and a simple application form to complete.