At this time of national emergency, click to support our #challenge34 campaign

Don’t you just love getting a letter?

Introducing the Letters from ‘Lockdown’ Exchange

Want to be part of a great exchange? Love writing? Want to build connections?

How about becoming a pen pal?

Many of us can’t go out to meet friends and family as we did a few weeks ago. It’s especially hard if you’re living on your own or you’re not able to get out and about during the pandemic. You may be self-isolating and feeling cut off from the community.

We’re connecting young, old and those in between through means of letter exchange, to be able to share thoughts, concerns, hopes, and challenges whilst being on lockdown.


If you like idea and want to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.

Call: 01954 211919


Or write a letter telling us a bit about yourself and send it to –

Sarah Bellow, Letters from Lockdown, Community Development, Care Network, 18 Broadway House, 149-151 St Neots Road, Hardwick, Cambridge, CB23 7QJ.

New Warden needed for Harston & District Mobile Warden Scheme

We would like to help one of our members, Harston & District Mobile Warden Scheme, in their search for a new Mobile Warden.

The scheme covers the villages of Barrington, Harston, Hauxton, Newton and Orwell and has been providing assurance and security to their members and their relatives for around twenty years.

For more the full advert click here

For more information on the scheme click here

For the Job Description click here.

If you would like to apply please email the scheme as soon as possible on


On the 17th May 2020, Care Network Cambridgeshire will be 34 years old.

We were founded by members of a successful village community group, in response to requests from other like-minded people wanting to set up similar schemes in their villages, to support local residents at times – when they were struggling, their independence and happiness threatened.

Covid-19 has made the need for support of local residents and communities even more vital and will affect us for many months to come. In response, we have launched #Challenge34 a fundraising campaign to support the continued delivery of our Covid-19 Responsive Services, enabling us to support Cambridgeshire residents and communities on the long road to recovery that lies ahead of us.


Our Staff and Trustees have become involved, with several different challenges, including

  • making & selling 34 jars of marmalade
  • making & selling 34 bespoke greeting cards
  • cycling 34 miles
  • walking round a local lake 34 times dressed in an inflatable unicorn costume.

Details of more of #Challenge34 challenges are being posted on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

We would love you to get involved, for more information about #Challenge34 please go to our Fundraising and Donations page, where you can also find details of our #Challenge34 Fundraising Toolkit.

Please spread the word, join us and take part in this fundraising activity, become part of our birthday celebrations and help support us to minimise the impact of Covid-19 upon the health and wellbeing of the residents of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.