South Cambridgeshire District Council has allocated £200,000 per year for the next two years to fund opportunities to set up new community Mobile Warden schemes across the district. They are urging parish councils, charities and independent groups to apply.
The schemes aim to serve a number of purposes for adults living in isolation, including meaningful contact with people who may not see or talk to others on a daily basis; friendship; and assistance with some tasks. They also enable people to live independently at home for
longer where they might otherwise transfer into more formal care settings.
They identified seven locations across the District – which have higher populations of older or vulnerable people – that will be able to benefit from new schemes being established. Local groups can apply via a tender process to run the schemes in these locations: Fulbourn;
Gamlingay; Over; Papworth Everard; Sawston (and surrounding villages within the Granta footprint); Willingham; and a cluster of villages including Bourn, Caldecote, Hardwick, Toft and Wimpole. Groups wishing to create new schemes in other South Cambridgeshire parishes
could also be eligible for funding and can apply through the grant application process.
Applications opened on Monday 1 June 2020 and will close on Friday 10 July 2020.