Mobile Warden Scheme

Mobile and Community Warden Schemes

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 and are seen by clients and their families as a vital community-based service.

The following Mobile and Community Warden Schemes currently exist. For the period 2021-2024 we are offering grant funding for new and existing schemes across the District, via an application process.

Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

  • Fen Drayton and Lolworth
  • Fulbourn
  • Histon and Impington
  • Linton
  • Longstanton
  • Papworth Everard incl Bourn, Caldecote, Comberton, Hardwick, Toft and Wimpole
  • Sawston including Whittlesford, Pampisford, Duxford, Hinxton and Ickleton
  • Stapleford
  • Small Villages (consisting of Balsham, Castle Camps, Horseheath, Shudy Camps, West Wickham, West Wratting and Weston Colville)
  • Swavesey
  • Teversham
  • Waterbeach (covering Chittering and Landbeach too)
  • Willingham and Over

Contact or 07944181307

Cottenham Mobile Warden Scheme

Contact Pat Robertson or 01954200080

Great Shelford Mobile Warden Scheme

Contact Jenny David 01223845367

Harston and District Village Warden Trust

  • Barrington
  • Harston
  • Hauxton
  • Newton
  • Orwell

Contact Janet Nanor 01223872577 or John Cown 01223870200

Haslingfield Community Warden Scheme

Contact Jan Date  01223872007

Melbourn Mobile Warden Scheme

  • Melbourn
  • Meldreth
  • Shepreth

Contact: Jeannie Seers or 07808735066

Milton Community Care Scheme

Contact: Tracey Ebbon 07518026870

The Mordens and Litlington Mobile Warden Scheme

  • Guilden Morden
  • Steeple Morden
  • Littlington
  • Bassingbourn

Contact: Tracy Adams or 07841025107

Gamlingay Guardians 

This is an independent scheme in Gamlingay.

Contact: or 07541644284


Applications for the Mobile Warden scheme are currently closed. Please check back later on for further updates.

Timescales and deadlines

The following table outlines the various stages of the application and decision-making process:

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Scheme open for applications

30 November 2020

Deadline for applications

5pm 1 February 2021

Allocation of funding decided

26 February 2021

Organisations notified of funding decisions

12 March 2021

Grants paid

From April 2021


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