Care Network Cambridgeshire
Care Network Cambridgeshire

Helping people stay independent


Do you have clients that could do with more support when they leave hospital?

Care Network can help in a variety of different ways:



Help at Home - Practical Support

If a client is returning from hospital, is unwell or has had a recent crisis at home – we can link them with the Help at Home Team.  After an introductory consent visit, we will link your client up with a volunteer to help with one off and short term tasks. This may include a bit of shopping, collecting prescriptions, cleaning or other small tasks - with the aim to help people get back on their feet again and remain independent.  We have strong links with the discharge planning teams from several hospials, enabling us to move quickly when a patient comes home from hosptial.  We also work regularly with Social Services, GP's, the Council and other community groups to reach the more older, isolated and vulnerable people.


Contact the Help at Home Service:

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Home Safe and Sound

This pilot project offers a new service for patients who need support to get home and settle in after a stay on the wards or visit to A&E at Hinchingbrooke hospital. Our service is provided by fully trained and DBS checked staff and volunteers and is available for older people Monday to Friday 12pm to 6pm. Our volunteers will -

  • Drive your patient home
  • Make a cup of tea and prepare a snack
  • Shop for immediate needs
  • Ensure they are warm
  • Call them the next day to check they are OK; arrange volunteer help if needed
  • Put them in touch with other services e.g. meals on wheels, public and voluntary services, mobile warden schemes and a range of other community groups.

Our Help at Home service then supports the patient, if required, for a short period towards independence or until long-term arrangements are made.

Bleep us on 1273 within Hinchingbrooke or call 01954 211875 for further information


Community Navigators - Information and Advice

People can find it difficult to access the information they need, especially when they don't know what services exist to help them.  If your client is looking for services and activities from social outings to benefits checks, from maintaining thier house and garden to stopping unwanted calls – then we’ll put them in touch with one of our volunteer Community Navigators.  Following a brief introductory call, we’ll either provide telephone support or link your client with a local volunteer to explore the services they might find useful – over a cup of tea!  We believe this holistic approach to linking people into quality, exisiting services helps people to feel happier, healthier and stay independent for longer.


Contact the Community Navigators in:

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Community Development - Local groups

One of our passions is to work with local people to help set up new community groups, schemes and activities, promoting social interaction, independence and fun.  These activities often plug unmet need by identifying gaps in provision and encouraging local people to step in to provide the service.  From Car Schemes, to Lunch Clubs and much more, the Community Development Team are networking and helping local groups to achieve sustainability.


Contact the Community Development Team

Fenland:  01945 589953 or

Huntingdonshire: 01480 423085 or

East Cambridgeshire:  01353 661132 or

South Cambridgeshire: 01954 211919 or

Cambridge City: 01223 300460 or


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Health and Wellbeing Network Ltd is incorporated entity formed by a number of Cambridgeshire voluntary organisations with both local and national presence.  It was established to provide a simple way for health and social care professionals in this region to find the appropriate voluntary organisation, and to give patients and service users a go-to service to help them navigate the voluntary sector.



Alternatively, please call us on 01954 211919 and someone will be there to take your call and make sure you are connected with the right member of staff.


We are proud to announce Care Network Cambridgeshire as the Winner of the Staff Excellence Awards 2014