Mobile and Community Wardens

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South Cambridgeshire has a number of mobile and community warden schemes supporting older people to live independently in their own homes and communities.

How to contact

Where to go

Available Throughout South Cambridgeshire District
UK

What to expect

Mobile and community wardens can help to combat loneliness and social isolation and provide significant benefits to older people at relatively low cost.

The services offered vary from place to place, depending on which organisation runs the service, but it usually includes regular contact/visits, practical support and assistance, for example:

  • listening to your concerns and linking you to helpful information and guidance;
  • advice on other local community services;
  • picking up small items of shopping;
  • collecting prescriptions;
  • reading post;
  • making phone calls on your behalf, if requested;
  • ensuring your safety and wellbeing.

Mobile and community warden schemes are complementary to statutory care services and do not duplicate or replace the medical or social care services that individuals may also require.

To find out what services are available in your village and which organisation to contact, visit the South Cambs District Council website.

More Information

Villages in South Cambs with a Mobile or Community Warden are:

  • Balsham
  • Barrington
  • Bassingbourn
  • Bourn
  • Caldecote
  • Castle Camps
  • Chittering
  • Comberton
  • Cottenham
  • Duxford
  • Fen Drayton
  • Foxton
  • Fulbourn
  • Girton
  • Great Shelford
  • Guilden Morden
  • Hardwick
  • Harston
  • Hauxton
  • Hinxton
  • Histon
  • Horseheath
  • Ickleton
  • Impington
  • Landbeach
  • Linton
  • Littlington
  • Lolworth
  • Longstanton
  • Melbourn
  • Meldreth
  • Milton
  • Orwell
  • Over
  • Pampisford
  • Papworth Everard
  • Sawston
  • Shepreth
  • Shudy Camps
  • Stapleford
  • Steeple Morden
  • Swavesey
  • Teversham
  • Toft
  • Waterbeach
  • West Wickham
  • West Wratting
  • Weston Colville
  • Whittlesford
  • Willingham
  • Wimpole

If you need further support to live independently at home, there is also:

  • Visiting Support Service which provides short-term support service providing confidential, emotional, financial and practical support and promoting independent living in the community.
  • Community Lifeline Service which provides a pendant alarm in your home, which when pressed contacts a response centre so that help can be raised.

Most mobile and community warden schemes require a fee – check with the scheme’s provider for details.

 

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