At St Marys we have a number of links with the local community.
The Addiscombe Neighbourhood Care Association ('ANCA') is a voluntary organisation providing practical help, advice, support and community activities to the people of Addiscombe. ANCA was launched in the 1960s by the Addiscombe Group of Churches as an expression of their care in the community.
ANCA provides practical help, advice, support and community activities using the valuable help of volunteers. The services offered include transport for health related appointments, visiting and befriending, a lunch club, carer's support, "Extend" exercise classes, a shopping bus service, social events and a great number of "odd jobs". Many of the services are directed towards older people or those with disabilities, but ANCA also assists young families and single parents - anyone wherever possible.
It also provides information and acts as a signposting service. Directing people to other appropriate statutory and voluntary services is another important aspect of its work.
Client referrals and requests for help come from Care Managers, GPs, Community Nurses, other organisations such as Age Concern and, of course, self-referrals. The requests can range from helping an older person prepare to move house, to assisting visually impaired clients with correspondence.
ANCA's office is at:
St Mildred's Halls
Surrey CR0 5EB
Tel: 020 8654 5062
There is also a very active local resident's association The Canning and Clyde Road Resident's Association:
Gordon Thompson Chairman
Flat 2 82 Clyde Road
Tel: 020 8656 494 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Bridge Secretary
Flat 3 42 Canning Rd
Tel: 020 8656 6707 email@example.com
Robert King Treasurer
6 Hereford Court Canning Road
Tel: 020 8654 7420 Chitchatforum@ aol.com
There are also a number of local Residents Associations in Addiscombe:
Canning and Clyde Road Residents Association
Chase Residents Association
Home Residents Association
Morland Park Residents Association