Mobile/Community Warden Scheme
South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) is providing grant funding to expand the provision of the Mobile (Community) Warden Schemes across the District. The aim of this funding (which includes a contribution from Cambridgeshire County Council’s unspent Care Together Seed funding) is to provide increased coverage and more equitable access for people wanting help to support independent living, particularly for elderly or vulnerable residents across the District of South Cambridgeshire.
Mobile and Community Warden Schemes (sometimes called Community Care Schemes) have been set up in South Cambridgeshire to support older people to live independently in their homes and in the community they know, and which knows them.
The 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. They can help to combat loneliness and social isolation, and can provide significant benefits to clients at relatively low cost. They are seen by clients and their families as a vital community-based service.
For the period 2021 to 2024 we provided grant funding for new and existing schemes across the District, via an application process.
The following Mobile and Community Warden Schemes currently exist.
Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Fen Drayton and Lolworth
- Histon and Impington
- Papworth Everard including: Bourn, Caldecote, Comberton, Hardwick, Toft and Wimpole
- Sawston including: Whittlesford, Pampisford, Duxford, Hinxton and Ickleton
- Small Villages (consisting of Balsham, Castle Camps, Horseheath, Shudy Camps, West Wickham, West Wratting and Weston Colville)
- Waterbeach (covering Chittering and Landbeach, too)
- Willingham and Over
Cottenham Mobile Warden Scheme
Great Shelford Mobile Warden Scheme
Website: Great Shelford Mobile Warden Scheme
Contact: Jenny David by telephone: 01223 845367
Melbourn and District Warden Scheme
Milton Community Care Scheme
Milton Community Care Scheme Facebook Page
The Mordens and Litlington Mobile Warden Scheme
- Guilden Morden
- Steeple Morden
If you would like to set up a Mobile/Community Warden Scheme or are part of a scheme needing further support, please take a look at our Mobile/Community Warden Scheme toolkit
Timescales and deadlines
The current Mobile Warden scheme grant funding period comes to an end in March 2024. Details of a new scheme will be posted in due course.
- 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.
- Cambridgeshire Handyperson Service which provides you with help to live safely and independently in your home.
Cambridgeshire Home Improvement Agency which helps you adapt and maintain your home to suit your needs.