Mobile Warden Scheme

What we do

The mobile warden scheme operates in Great Shelford and is available to elderly people living in their own homes.

We aim to provide reassurance and security to our members by ensuring regular contact with them, assistance in emergencies and in times of illness by calling a doctor and to help our members and their relatives access information and other local services.

We are also able to carry out small jobs and tasks for people that make staying in their own home easier, such as paying papers, going to post office, doing small items of shopping, making phone calls, helping with paperwork, collecting prescriptions etc.

Each member can have a daily phone call between 9am and 10am if they wish to check on their welfare and have a chat. This can be very reassuring for many people who live alone. Each member will have at least one regular visit a week but usually two.

How the scheme is operated

The scheme is run by a committee of volunteers who employ the warden. The members each pay a contribution of £23 a month and the rest of the funding comes from grants and donations. In the past we have applied for and received grants from the Cambridge Community Foundation, the Parish Council and South Cambs District Council as well as donations from local groups and businesses which include the Shelford Feast, the Village News, Shelford Support Group, the Oral History Group and Waitrose. Also, we occasionally receive legacies.

How to become a member

If you feel you would like to join the scheme or know of someone who may like to join, please give the warden, Claire Smith, a ring on 07811676991 (mobile)

For more general enquiries about the scheme please contact Jenny David (chair) on Tel 07764615524 or Email jennykmf@yahoo.co.uk