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 

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has given their support to the charity this year. We have been busier than ever and are very grateful to Sawston’s fantastic community for helping us to continue to respond to local needs.

Since opening the new John Huntingdon Centre in 2016, MP Heidi Allen has stayed in regular contact about the local issues we encounter as a result of our work. We were thrilled that JHC’s Sarva Babla was able to join her at The Patchwork Foundation MP of the Year Awards 2017, where Heidi was named their Overall Newcomer MP of the Year:  patchworkfoundation.org.uk/who-is-your-peoples-choice-mp-of-the-year-2017/  Congratulations to Heidi for this much-deserved award.

This year we welcomed Corinne Hammond, our new Family Support Worker, who brought with her a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience. Early in 2018, Corinne will be running a parenting group which will include the Freedom Programme for women who have experienced domestic abuse. freedomprogramme.co.uk

Overall, our Support Service has advised 380 clients and we have given 136 grants totalling £46,819 to Sawston residents and organisations during 2017. We also put in place measures to provide six additional almshouses or flats in Sawston over the next year.

Happy Christmas from everyone here at JHC and please keep in touch in 2018.

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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