CIC or CIO (no. 9677439)

wHoo Cares

"wHoo Cares works to support vulnerable and isolated people (and their carers) on the Hoo Peninsula."

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

wHoo Cares is a community interest company created to support individuals on the Hoo Peninsula.  We know that everyone is unique and sometimes we all need a bit of extra help which will enable us to manage the challenges we face.  


The formation of wHoo Cares began in early 2015 and was developed by a group of volunteers (currently serving as the Board of Directors) and a team from DERiC (Developing and Empowering Resources in Communities) along with the support of Medway Council.  


Our aims are to reduce social isolation while strengthening communities on the Peninsula and to establish an innovative and creative new model of support for vulnerable people and their carers.  Our key purpose is to work with local individuals, communities and organisations all over the Hoo Peninsula and as a CIC, any profits we make will be invested back into our community.


Covid-19 has impacted the level of support we can offer - as it has with many organisations.  Currently, all of our initial meetings are over the phone.  We are able to offer telephone befriending, well-being calls and help with shopping and other small tasks, ensuring the health and safety of our volunteers, Partners and staff.  Transport for important medical appointments is also available.  

Our aims are to reduce social isolation while strengthening communities on the Peninsula and to establish an innovative and creative new model of support for vulnerable people and their carers.  This is a challenge now, more than ever, but we're working on creative and innovative ways to reduce the loneliness of self-isolation.  

Our Services Are

Free Low Cost

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What We Do

During "normal" conditions, our Community Life Planning Coordinator works with individuals to create a person centred life plan which identifies things that make a difference to their lives, whether it's a chat and a cuppa once a week, help getting to the local coffee morning or support getting to GP or hospital appointments.  We then match the individuals with our volunteer Community Supporters who work in partnership with a person to achieve the goals identified in the Life Plan.  We charge a modest fee for our transportation service but otherwise, there is no charge for the services we provide to individuals.

Covid-19 has impacted the level of support we can offer - as it has with many organisations.  Currently, all of our initial meetings are over the phone.  We are able to offer telephone befriending, well-being calls and help with shopping and other small tasks, ensuring the health and safety of our volunteers, Partners and staff.  Transport for important medical appointments is also available.  

Our aims are to reduce social isolation while strengthening communities on the Peninsula and to establish an innovative and creative new model of support for vulnerable people and their carers.  This is a challenge now, more than ever, but we're working on creative and innovative ways to reduce the loneliness of self-isolation.  

Connect with wHoo Cares today to find out more

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Volunteer

Volunteers are a key part of our wHoo Cares family. We have many roles available from in-person befriending (unfortunately not possible during the Coronavirus outbreak), telephone befriending and transportation! Our amazing volunteers work to support us in stopping people feeling lonely, isolated and cut off from their community. 


Some Quotes from our Partners and Volunteers:

‘I love seeing my volunteer, she really brightens my week. It makes such a lovely change to have someone to sit and have a natter with’ - G in Grain.

‘I wouldn’t have been able to get to the supermarket without my volunteer. I used to rely on the local shops but it’s very expensive when you are on a pension. We always have a lot of fun together. - D in Stoke

I was dreading retirement, as I am very bubbly and outgoing. Joining wHoo Cares has given me a new sense of purpose as I love helping people and being out and about in the community’ - R in High Halstow

‘I enjoy volunteering with wHoo Cares because I feel like I am giving something back to the community I live in’ - S from Chattenden


Could you help?

If you're interested in volunteering or would just like to find out more about what being a volunteer is all about, call the office today on 01634 272138 or drop us an email at volunteer@whoocares.org.uk



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