About The Westway
The Westway, a Community Cafe & Wellbeing Centre is a community hub providing services, leisure activities, and a cafe to the residents of Tandridge and surrounding areas. Located in Caterham, the Centre hosts a number of local community groups, such as the Men in Sheds, Surrey Choices, Dial-A-Ride, and other community organisations. The Westway is run by a local CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organization) in Caterham.
The New Westway Outreach Team
It’s not just Covid that causes problems for people living alone or on low incomes.
Coming out of the first lockdown we realised that local people often need local support so, with help from the Parish Councils and Surrey Community Foundation we have extended our pandemic response through to April 2021.
The service is free (you will need to pay for your shopping). If you’d like to donate towards any costs that’s great as it helps us support more people.
The team is made up of a coordinator and local volunteers and are here to help.
Give us a call if you need help arranging hot meals, home repairs, shopping collections, food or toiletry packs supported travel or applications for grants or benefits.
We aim to offer practical help and support where we can or signpost you to appropriate services.
Community Impact Statement
The Westway has produced a Community Impact Statement on our first year of independent operation: 2019-2020. This states what we have been set up to do and the challenges we face in our area, particularly due to Loneliness and Isolation. The Statement talks about how we have expanded our services, trying to reach out to different groups in the community. Also, how we responded to the First Lockdown by becoming a Hub for the Four Parish ( Caterham Hill, Caterham Valley, Chaldon and Whyteleafe) Response Team and how we supported the community during it. It is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us, along with similar organisations, to change the way we do things. However, although our activities at the Centre have been curtailed, we have not closed and continue to serve our community but now in different ways. The report contains an analysis on how we are having a practical and measurable impact on the community with comments from users and volunteers to back this up.
If you have any queries on this or want to explore in more detail the issues raised please do not hesitate to contact the Chair of the Trustees at the Westway Jeremy Webster at:
Please click here for our Community Impact Statement