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.
Branching Out is a scheme funded from 1st July 2019 by the Marshes Community Fund and covers Frodsham, Helsby and the surrounding areas. It offers a range of ways for older people to reconnect with others in their local community and benefit from social connections. the scheme incorporates other OPAL offers and strengthens relationships with the OPAL Clubs and Carers Connection scheme. More about Branching Out.
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
Vacancy firstname.lastname@example.org 07856 095611
Vacancy email@example.com 07851 214 163
Morag Hutson firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Clegg email@example.com
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
Vicky Ridgeway firstname.lastname@example.org 01244 511 195
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 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.