Rural Community Services (West Cheshire) (RCS)
RCS (west Cheshire) was established as a charity in 2011.
Our mission is to offer accessible, enjoyable and enabling daytime activities for older people, to help reduce isolation and loneliness in the areas where we provide our services.
We provide a range of services for older people in our local rural communities:
We run 6 OPAL Clubs, in Frodsham, Helsby, Kelsall, Malpas, Tarporley and Tattenhall. Members of OPAL Clubs are older people living within the host villages and their surrounding rural areas. More about OPAL clubs.
BreakTime is a service which aims to ‘give a break’ to unpaid Carers of older people living in the rural areas covered by RCS. More about Breaktime.
Carers Connect is a service for carers in the rural areas of west Cheshire who are aged 60 or over, or anyone who is caring for someone over the age of 60.The scheme offers recreational activities, cultural events, visits to places of interest and information or training. More about Carers Connect.
The GoOnLine service is aimed at providing access to the internet for OPAL Club members and other older people in rural areas, and potentially their family carers, to foster their use of the internet to pursue their personal interests and to help reduce isolation. More about GoOnline.
New Horizons is a service covering the Frodsham area for people (over 50) who are having difficulty joining in with community activities without a practical and individualised support service. Our aim is to provide volunteer “buddies” who will help members to take up new hobbies and interests or reconnect with an old pursuit they’ve not been able to enjoy of late. More about New Horizons.
What’s Cooking is a community club aimed at helping older people to renew their interest and skills in cooking and to do so in good company and whilst having fun. More about What’s Cooking.
Zoe Blocksidge firstname.lastname@example.org 07562 619 275
Brenda Platt email@example.com 07851 104 210
Jean Toyn firstname.lastname@example.org 07923 425 239
Julie Ennis email@example.com 07512 632 515
Elizabeth Miles firstname.lastname@example.org 07856 095611
Linda Middleton email@example.com 07851 214 163
Morag Hutson firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Clegg email@example.com
RCS Board of Trustees
Nikki Boardman (Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org 07843290538
P Cllr Gill Clough email@example.com 01829 733545
P Cllr Jane Colville (Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org 01829 752607
Eula Hersey email@example.com 01928 733376
Ilene Hoyle firstname.lastname@example.org 01948 861488
Vicky Ridgeway email@example.com 01244 511 195
Gill Swash firstname.lastname@example.org 01928 733901
Mary Thompson (Treasurer) email@example.com 01829 733642
P Cllr John Webb firstname.lastname@example.org 01948 861019
Annual General Meetings
Our 2018 AGM was held on Wednesday November 14th 2018, Manley Suite, Forest Hills Hotel in Frodsham.
Our next AGM will be held in November 2019. Details will be announced.
All members of the public, including our members, service users and volunteers, are welcome to attend our AGMs.