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

We were delighted that so many local people could join us on Friday 4th November to welcome Heidi Allen, MP for the opening of John Huntingdon House. Heidi unveiled a beautiful drawing by local artist Jon Harris to celebrate this milestone for the charity.

These purpose-built headquarters will enable our team to meet and support local people in practical and accessible meeting rooms. We’ve also created 2 brand new flats on site, with 2 more alms houses to come next year in our former Tannery Road premises (subject to planning).

I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Heidi on being named recently as one of the Patchwork Foundation’s ‘MPs of the Year’;

This accolade echoes our own appreciation of Heidi’s support. Only recently she helped secure a new disability benefits’ assessment centre in Cambourne in response to a meeting with JHC.

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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