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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Housing

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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Grants

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

A letter from the Charity Manager 

This month I’d like to focus on Jan and Sarva in JHC’s hard-working Support service.

Our client-led Support service is rightly a very popular resource with people living locally. Team members Sarva and Jan usually hold client appointments at JHC’s offices but can sometimes arrange home visits; they can also act as advocates with other agencies. Whatever the setting all calls and meetings are treated in the strictest confidence.

As well as advice, the team can give practical assistance with checking or completing forms connected with benefits (including disabilities), housing, homelessness and small debts. There’s no charge for our services which are primarily for those who live, work or study in Sawston and the surrounding villages.

Cambridge CAB outreach also offers drop-in debt advice sessions at JHC’s offices on Fridays between 9.30 am and 12.30pm for which no appointments are needed.

For more information please call us on 01223 492492 / 830599 or email: office@johnhuntingdon.org.uk  

Jill Hayden,

Charity Manager

 

 

 

 

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John Huntingdon Centre development

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

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Please note that due to elections on Thursday 4th May there will be no South Camb’s Sawston Advice drop-in. 

Look out for posters, follow the Council’s ‘South Cambridgeshire’ Facebook page or visit www.scambs.gov.uk for current surgery dates.