Age UK Cambridgeshire
AgeUK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough supports Cambridgeshire older residents by providing a range of early help services to encourage resilience to cope and remain independent and living at home within familiar communities. This may be in the form of up to date information to understand and make good decisions or by providing paid for and volunteer provided services to provide a sense of security and reassurance.
Care Network Cambridgeshire
Care Network provides help for older, isolated and vulnerable people living in Cambridgeshire - enabling them to remain independent and maintain social contact with friends and the community. We equip, encourage and enable volunteers to support local people to lead a happy, healthy and independent life.
Carers Trust Cambridgeshire
Carers Trust Cambridgeshire supports unpaid family carers of all ages across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk, including the provision of flexible, professional care services to adults and children with a range of disabilities and health conditions. Quality information, advice and guidance includes: 1:1 support; emergency planning & response; young, young adult & adult carers groups; day centres; dementia support; carers’ assessments & support planning; award winning family carer prescription; peer support; carer well-being & emotional support; respite, end of life and palliative care. We offer consistent, reliable support through trusted relationships.
Headway Cambridgeshire
Headway Cambridgeshire provides specialist services and support to people with a brain injury and their families. Common difficulties include speech impairment, mobility, memory loss, difficulties in processing information, reasoning and perception, loss of confidence and severe mood swings. Headway Cambridgeshire provides support through information, advice and guidance, specialist 1:1 community based work, and slow-stream rehabilitation at our hubs in Cambridge and Peterborough, offering various workshops in lifeskills and activities.
One Leisure Active Lifestyles Huntingdonshire
The One Leisure Active Lifestyles Team helping people to be active through sport and physical activity. From young children to disabled adults to older adults we offer a range of activities to help people be more active regardless of their circumstances.
Cambridgeshire Hearing Help
The charity supports people with hearing loss to hear as well as possible for as long as possible by providing advice, a local NHS hearing aid maintenance service, demonstrations of hearing help assistive equipment, information and training.
Money Advice Centre, Cambridge
Cambridge Money Advice Centre (MAC) supports people living with unmanaged debt in Cambridge and the surrounding area. Free services include: income and expenditure assessments, practical advice on managing household finances, negotiating debt management plans with creditors and advising on insolvency options.
The Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme
The Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme is a local charity set up by the Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust, that provides a service to older or vulnerable people by improving home security to reduce crime and the fear of crime. Two security advisors fit security devices to make people feel safer in their own homes again, they provide security advice and reassurance, fit key safes and carry out home fire safety checks and fit smoke alarms where appropriate.
Cruse Bereavement Care Cambridge
We offer support to bereaved people through one of the most difficult experiences they will ever have to face. Our service is offered to everyone, free of charge, whenever it is needed, in the immediate aftermath of a death or even years later.
Pos+Ability
Pos+Ability provide chair based exercises for those who have survived a stroke, are living with Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and other long term neurological illnesses. Weekly sessions really do make a difference to wellbeing, confidence, and independence. For more information go to our website.
Camsight
Cam Sight is based in Cambridge and Chatteris and offers advice, information and practical support to people with sight loss of all ages. We provide emotional support and counselling; monthly social groups across Cambridgeshire; visits at home and volunteers for help, company and leisure activities. Our Low Vision Centres provide demonstration and training on equipment from magnifiers to talking clocks and on mainstream and specialist technology. Cam Sight groups for children and young people provide fun, skills and opportunities for parents/carers to gain support and meet each other.
Living Sport
Living Sport is a local charity dedicated to improving the health and well being of the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough through participation in sport. We are passionate about sport and physical activity and ensuring that everyone has access to opportunities to participate whatever their circumstances. Our Mission is “To inspire everyone to lead healthy lives by increasing opportunities to be active and to participate in sport” and we will do this by connecting and supporting communities, to deliver high quality events and activities.
Cambridge City Foodbank
Cambridge City Foodbank exists to help people in crisis. We gather donations of food and money from many caring individuals and organizations and distribute to those in need through a structured referral process backed by the Trussell Trust. Over 120 organizations around Cambridge, refer people to the foodbank, identifying genuine need and ensuring wide reach. We also have an energy voucher scheme to help people that might otherwise be suffering in winter with no money to pay for gas and electricity.
Forever Active
Forever Active offers a variety of physical activities for over-50s and those returning to a more active lifestyle. In Cambridge city and currently expanding into wider Cambridgeshire we organise strength and balance classes, exercise classes from aqua aerobics to yoga, and sport sessions including golf, rowing, and tennis, delivered by fully trained and qualified instructors.
Hunts Forum
Hunts Forum is your local 'umbrella' charity for Huntingdonshire. We are here to provide information, guidance and support to help voluntary and community organisations set up, develop and grow. Through membership, local voluntary and community organisations can access 1:1 support, funding advice, organisational development, governance, free training relevant to the sector, regular newsletters and funding alerts. Please contact us for more information.
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service provide free Safe And Well Visits to any vulnerable person in our community. Our visit will provide advice and guidance on: Fire Safety in the home, Falls prevention, Alcohol Awareness, Staying well at home and Crime reduction
Parkinsons UK
Parkinson’s UK in Cambridgeshire offers local services to support people affected by Parkinson’s. We have local Parkinson’s Groups across Cambridgeshire which offer social and exercise activities, and a Parkinson’s Local Adviser to offer a range of information & advice on issues around living with Parkinson’s. We have a wide range of information booklets, an easy to navigate website and our National Helpline is available outside of normal working hours.
Safe Local Trades
Launched in 2008, award-winning www.safelocaltrades.com is a local community safety service that protects consumers from 'cowboys' and 'rogue traders' by providing free and easy access to a register of local recommended traders who have been criminal record checked, vetted and approved, abide by a service charter and who are monitored on an on-going basis.
Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre
Fenland Older People Outreach Services
Fenland Older People Outreach Service can offer support into finding suitable housing for those with changing needs, supporting its service users in accessing local services and aiming for them to live independently and safely in their own homes for as long as possible. The service can offer support in accessing home adaptions, grants, technology, and income maximisation to reduce social isolation and improve physical and mental health for the person.
Contact the Elderly
Rethink Carer support
Rethink Carer Support - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provides support by carers for carers of people with mental health conditions. This is done through support groups in Peterborough, Cambridge and Huntingdon, a phone support service on 07783 267013 a newsletter and one to one help. The group also campaigns for better mental health services locally. It is part of the national charity Rethink Mental Illness. Phone the above number or email CambridgeRethinkGroup@rethink.org for more information.
Life Amid Debt
Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau
Cambridge University Hospitals Voluntary Services
Disability Huntingdonshire
Fenland Volunteer Centre
Cambridge and District Volunteer Centre