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Volunteer Update – May 2019 – Care Network Cambridgeshire

We have just appointed Azanda Sithole as our new volunteer lead following Christina’s departure. Azanda will be  joining us early in June. In the interim, if you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl or Isobel via email or phone.

Lorraine and Corrina will be contacting volunteers who are due refresher training, which will be held at our Chatteris office on Thursday 4th July. If you would like to attend please feel free to contact them directly via email. You can email Lorraine here and Corrina here.

On the 6th June, Care Network  will be recognising, thanking and celebrating you and the amazing difference you make to the lives of local people during Volunteers’ Week. We will behaving tea and a talk from one of the rangers  at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Hundred Foot Bank, Welney, Nr. Wisbech, PE14 9TN.   The event will run from 2pm to 4pm.

If you would like to join us please let us know  or call  01954 211919

CEO Update – Care Network Cambridgeshire


I am very pleased to bring you news that our Care Network Newsletter is back, to subscribe please email us directly, or call the office.

I am sorry that this has not been circulated for a while, but we have been busy working away in the background, improving our communications methods and techniques and we are now ready to share these with you.

Other changes that have been going on within Care Network, including changes in staff structure by introducing a middle management tier of Senior Coordinators, who provide line management as well as front-line service delivery. We were extremely pleased to achieve our Investing in Volunteers Accreditation in October of 2018, a recognition of the way that we work with our wonderful volunteers.

Two new pilots have been launched; Connected Communities encourages local communities and individuals to set up micro enterprises, circles of support and groups to meet the identified needs of their communities, in the areas of St Ives and Soham. It delivers a new approach of how social care, help and support can be provided within communities. Whilst Open Arms,working across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough,encourages and develops  community action to tackle loneliness and improve feelings of happiness and well-being in Older People.

So here’s to the future, including our newsletter which we will be sending out 4 times a year. If you have anything that you would like us to include in our newsletter, please contact: and we will see what we can do.

I hope that you enjoy reading this new look newsletter and finding out a bit more about what we are up to.

As always we would love to hear your ideas and feedback on anything CNC related,

Susie Willis,

CEO of Care Network Cambridgeshire




Help at Home – May Update

Our committed team of volunteers continue to offer services such as shopping, befriending, helping to build confidence and supporting people to regain independence and further to support more people where there are more complex social situations involved and where we have worked closely with health and social care professionals to help return people to their level of independence at home.

Over the past year we have received over 2000 referrals with a large number of those going on to receive volunteer support.

Our flexible approach to volunteering has recently seen a flurry of interested people wanting to support local communities and as a result we will be running another volunteers training session in July.  Well-being training is available to all our volunteers.

With support from our amazing team of volunteers, our service continues to help people to be confident and independent again.

Would you like to volunteer with the Help at Home team? Please see our Volunteers page for more details or contact us directly.