Support for the elderly

We encourage local retired people to make use of our advice and support services. They may have a general concern, an issue that needs a specific solution or help in navigating the latest legislation on pension entitlements.

And, with the help of JHC grants, Camsight also runs a local group for the visually impaired, which continues to thrive.

In the 1970s JHC Trustees sold some of its land so the County Council could build Orchard House. This extra care facility continues to offer a ‘home from home’ atmosphere for its residents where their families and friends are encouraged to get involved.

Bircham House, named after Canon Bircham, Vicar of Sawston and a former JHC Chairman, was developed in 2003. Its 28 purpose built flats are accessible by a lift and there is wheelchair access throughout.

The income from these sales enabled JHC to build and run John’s Acre almshouses, named after John Huntingdon, for the community.