Rural Community Services (West Cheshire) (RCS)
RCS was established as a charity in 2011.
Our mission is to offer accessible, enjoyable and enabling daytime activities for older people in rural West Cheshire, in order to help reduce isolation and loneliness of older people 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.
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.
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.
Zoe Blocksidge firstname.lastname@example.org 07562 619 275
Brenda Platt email@example.com 07851 104 210
Carol Hitchen firstname.lastname@example.org 07851 253 587
Jean Toyn email@example.com 07923 425 239
Julie Ennis firstname.lastname@example.org 07512 632 515
Linda Middleton email@example.com 07851 214 163
RCS Board of Trustees
P Cllr Gill Clough firstname.lastname@example.org 01829 733545
P Cllr Jane Colville (Chair) email@example.com 01829 752607
Eula Hersey firstname.lastname@example.org 01928 733376
Ilene Hoyle email@example.com 01948 861488
Roger Parrott (Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org 01829 733545
Gill Swash email@example.com 01928 733901
Mary Thompson (Treasurer) firstname.lastname@example.org 01829 733642
P Cllr John Webb email@example.com 01948 861019
Annual General Meetings
Our 2017 AGM was held on Wednesday November 29th 2016 at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall.
Our next AGM will be held in November 2018, date and venue to be announced.
All members of the public, including our members, service users and volunteers, are welcome to attend our AGMs.