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 22
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

Message from David Baslington, JHC Chair

I’m now in my 9th year as a trustee and my 3rd as current JHC Chair.

By offering help and advice, housing and grants, the charity works with those whose circumstances have become a little overwhelming and who simply need time and support to get back on their feet. We can assist people with a specific issue or stay in touch for the longer-term.

And JHC doesn’t just offer help when life is overwhelming.  It has much to offer to stop things getting out of control in the first place.  Our unique Support team would encourage anyone to speak with them sooner than later, in confidence, to see how we can help. 

If you are struggling with forms, money matters or benefits please don’t wait until things become too difficult.  We are here to assist.

Over recent years we also added a number of properties to our alms house portfolio and are considering more new developments. 

JHC has supported our village for many years and believes Sawston is in a unique position to grow intelligently and creatively to help ensure this community can continue to thrive and evolve.

David Baslington

How can I help?

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