Wivenhoe Helping Hands was formed in 2010 as a non-profit community help scheme to provide a service to the people of Wivenhoe who lack their own means of transport. The drivers are all local residents. It is funded entirely by donations, grants and other activities.
It transports residents to doctors, dentists, hospital etc in Wivenhoe and for medical appointments in Colchester or Clacton. In addition, befrienders may be able to sit in whilst a carer takes a break, and collection of emergency prescriptions can be undertaken.
Helping Hands does not provide transportation for social events nor is it a replacement for statutory and recognised emergency services, however, special arrangements can be made on an ad hoc basis.