John Huntingdon’s Charity

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JHC is a local, friendly charity at the
heart of the Sawston Community.

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Help & advice

The JHC Support Service has become
a very popular resource for people
living in and around Sawston.
Support workers Jan and Sarva can
see clients for appointments at the
charity’s office and sometimes for
home visits and they can also act as
advocates with other agencies.

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Over the last decade JHC has helped
29 families move on to permanent
accommodation and we currently
house almost 60 people in the
village. We have a stock of nineteen
almshouses in Sawston which are
managed for us by King Street
Housing Society, based in Cambridge.

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In recent years JHC has given a
wide range of grants and bursaries
to support the specific needs of
school children, vulnerable adults
and many more. The charity can
provide grants for essential items
as well as emotional support and
is always a friendly place to visit.

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John Huntingdon’s Charity

It’s certainly all change at JHC and I am delighted to be able to share our refreshed website with you.

If this is your first visit to our site I hope you’ll enjoy reading about the charity and, if you know us already, welcome back!

As part of our long-term planning, JHC’s August move to the recently converted John Huntingdon Centre – previously known as the Compass Centre – represents another key milestone. These new headquarters provide our team with more accessible space to meet with clients and stakeholders, and the move will enable us to add four new properties to JHC’s housing portfolio.

It’s great to share John Huntingdon Charity’s progress with you. Sign up to the JHC newsletter to ensure you receive our latest news and announcements as they happen. And please get in touch if you have any thoughts about our work or would simply like to hear more.

Jill Hayden, Charity Manager


How can I help?

There are plenty of ways to get involved with JHC. Click here for more information

Latest News

John Huntingdon Centre development

As you can see from the photos, our new John Huntingdon Centre is now finished!

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We currently have a 1 bedroom property available.  If you live in Sawston or have a close connection to the village you are eligible to apply.  Just fill in the application form which you can download from the link below or call our office and we can send you 1 in the post.  Closing date for applications is Monday 31st October.

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