Community Care and Support Goring

Q1 Foundation Care Hub

The Care Hub in Goring is ‘the place’ for the community to meet, get support, have a chat and take part in regular activities and special events. The Hub is part of Q1 Foundation charity.

During coronavirus crisis, the Hub is closed but you can contact Debs Newell-Akers, Fundraiser and Care Hub Coordinator on 01491 525637. This is a temporary number during COVID-19 crisis.

The COVID-19 Goring & Streatley Helpline is on 01491 525639

Care Hub Normal Opening Hours

Monday – Friday, 10am-3pm
Every other Saturday 10am-4pm
If you are planning a special visit to Goring, we suggest you call the Hub before making a special visit.

The Hub hosts a variety of regular clubs – sewing and puzzles being just two! All with the aim of getting the local community ‘out and about’ and have some interaction and fun. Please visit the Hub or our Facebook page for weekly and special events such as author visits.

Hope to see you at The Hub soon!

The Care Hub is now part of the Safe Places National Network. Find out more here

What does the care hub provide?

We run a range of clubs and educational sessions and are of course dementia-friendly. We are a safe and caring environment for anyone needing that little helping hand or someone to turn to. We are looking forward to seeing our more senior community members back out and about in the village. They are missed and such an invaluable part of the village fabric and community.

We work with multiple agencies, providers and charities to give our community easy and regular access to what support is available. We hope to make all this information and support for easier to find and tap into via a single point of access.

We support families who are seeking care options for their loved ones and it has long been an ambition to have this ‘hub’ where we can meet as many people from the community as we can.

Melanie Meads, the founder of Q1Care, is an active member of the Gap community and has been involved in many community services over the years, from being a school governor, working for a couple of the local businesses and being the treasurer for the scouts for a time. She is a dementia champion and is a member of the Dementia Action Alliance group in Reading. She offers regular dementia friends sessions and is an active fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society as well as supporting Marie Curie and other important charities.

Melanie says: “It is an honour and a privilege to be at the heart of caring for some inspirational individuals and we are so excited to now have a community hub in the village. We can’t wait to meet you and if we can assist you and your family, don’t hesitate to get in touch either by popping into the Hub or calling on 01491 525637.”

The hub is part of Q1Foundation charitable organisation.

Charity no. 1185960
Company no. 11724915

If you are seeking more information about Q1Care please visit our About Us section.

What you’ll find at the Hub

Better Life products are now available to order via the Care Hub.

Better Life offer a wide range of solutions to help with everyday tasks from bathing, dressing, reading and writing, cooking, gardening and generally getting around. Everything has the aim of helping you to retain independence and support everyday needs.

Better Life also sell everyday disposable essentials and we can organise a regular order of these for you, for either delivery or collection.

So, if you are in need of disposables, a bath seat, a wheel chair or a specialist bed please pop in and chat with our team or give us a call on 01491 525639 who can administrate all orders on your behalf and provide you with a truly personal service.

Neals Yard

We are pleased to be able to offer a range of Neal’s Yard Remedies for sale in the Care Hub.

Neal’s Yard’s vision is …”To bring the expertise of the apothecary and our holistic approach to health and beauty to people and communities.” We thought this fitted beautifully with our community vision too. Pop in to see what products we have in stock