Strong communities and local connections are at the heart of keeping well and improving quality of life. Community groups are a great way to get the extra support that you may need. They can help you meet new friends, learn new skills, keep physically and mentally fit and have good fun!
If you would like to talk to us please call 01954 211919
A community can mean more than the geographical area in which you live, it can also include people with a shared interest, shared diagnosis, a hobby or skill or a coming together to tackle a local concern or good cause. Most of us will be part of more than one community without realising it!
Care Network has already helped hundreds of groups and activities set up and run safely across Cambridgeshire. We do this by guiding people through the maze of good practice. Starting a group or activity isn’t difficult but we are on hand to offer our expert knowledge and support to get things off to a good start.
Once a group or activity is up and running, we step back and let you get on with things but be reassured that we are always in the background to offer more help and support as needed.
So, if you have ever thought of starting a new group or activity in your community, the Care Network Community Development Team is here to help. We need you to help us to build your community!
Sing to Remember group
About Testimonial 10
Such a lovely service. The volunteer was lovely and so were you all. I loved the chats and the fact a member of staff came back to help the next day as I couldn't have a volunteer straight away. That was so lovely…. I have had such a bad time and my family were away. I would have been very down and lonely. It's difficult to be positive all the time.
About Testimonial 09
Yes, the volunteer sat and had a chat with me and on the 3rd visit she took me to the hairdresser, which was a laugh. It was nice when you know someone is coming to see you
About Testimonial 08
The volunteer was lovely. I like to have a chat and now I don't see anyone and feel so down…As I don’t feel well enough to go anywhere it was nice to know I was getting a visitor, it gave me something to look forward to…It was nice to look forward to seeing someone.
About Testimonial 07
It’s been fantastic and I’m so grateful for your help. This has been lovely also to have a little chat and I feel calmer as I was feeling rather shaken from my vertigo.
About Testimonial 06
The Volunteer took my little dog for a walk and stayed and had a chat. Lovely man, very helpful!
About Testimonial 05
The volunteer was a big help: not just with me, she helped my husband who is 83. It gave my him a break from the four walls.
About Testimonial 04
The volunteer is very good and it's not just shopping. It's the company, as there is no one here apart from me. I wouldn't have any food without you. It's nice to know someone is coming to see you.
About Testimonial 03
It's nice to know that someone can help: just fill in those gaps if needed. Everyone is so busy these days. I got just what I asked for and more. It was great and I think I'm doing as well as can be.
About Testimonial 02
Without the volunteer who visited me I think I would have just sat here and I was ready to give up really as I missed my wife so much. Thank you again for the lovely service you provide. I don't like to go out, so it was nice to talk to someone.
About Testimonial 01
The volunteer was very good. I just needed someone to be there as I lost all my confidence. It was fantastic to know that there was someone there just in case I had a wobble moment and I lost it. My confidence just went but I have it back, which is great. It was great to know that someone would support me and I know that I can call again if I need some help. I don't like bothering others. Everyone is busy and had their own problems, so its's great to know that you are there. It was just what I asked for.