Community help and resources in March

Resources / Help Page!

  • Do you need some sort of help?  Either for yourself or for someone else?
  • No idea where to start?

Start here!

CareNetwork

Care Network, Cambridgeshire, can help you find the support and activities you need. 

Contact for help in Fenland is:

Web:  https://care-network.org.uk/

Tel: 01354 695208    (More detailed phone numbers and contact details can be found here) on their website.

 

Do you run a group - new or old?

  • Are you having problems find accommodation or volunteers, or any other problem?
  • Do you want to volunteer?
  • Can you contribute in any way at all?
  • Do Care Network know about your group?

Pleased contact Care Network, to discuss what they can offer, and to make sure your details are known to them. 

 

Other useful sites:

Age UK - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  A list of services they provide.  Their phone number is 0300 666 9860

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation  Connecting People who care with local causes that matter

Caring together.  They support carers of all ages across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. They also offer flexible, professional homecare services to adults and children with a range of disabilities and health conditions.

Care Choices The Cambridgeshire Guide to Independent Living contains a host of useful information about staying independent, safe and well in Cambridgeshire as well as listings of all care homes, nursing homes and home care providers in the wider area.

Chat-tea.  Chat-Tea is a not for profit, non-faith based community project based at St John’s church hall in March. 

Community Transport including car schemes.  This is a list on the Fenland District Council website.  The Community Car Scheme for March, is currently provided by Wimbilington as the March scheme was closed due to covid. Please contact 07563 782938.  There is a charge for mileage.  

Fenland Association of Community Transport. Dial-a-Ride and Dial-a-Car services. FACT Community Transport is a charity serving the Fenland, Huntingdonshire and East Cambs Areas, for people who have difficulties using conventional modes of transport. We provide Accessible, Affordable and Safe Transport Services.  Tel: 01354 661234.

Help with eating disorders.  If you're concerned about a friend or family member you feel might have an eating disorder, call them on 01733 391 537 or fill out the confidential on-line referral form.

The Happy Helpers Network  Their goal is to help maintain independence and reduce social isolation.  Help, advice and support.

Hot pots -

This coffee shop is run by a group of enthusiastic individuals with a learning disability, with the support of Employment Skills Workers. The project will provide learners with a training placement where they will be able to learn new skills. And they make excellent coffee and cakes and other goodies!

Hot pots is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the March Cricket Club, just off Burromoor Road, March, PE15 9RS  For details of opening times contact 07767 050616, or their Facebook page.

MADCAT

This is a group of organisations who are committed to supporting members of the Fenland Community who need additional food and fuel

Riverside practice local resources  A list of resources drawn up by the Riverside GP practice.  Well worth a look at it - you may indeed find what you want.  

Ramsey Neighbourhood Trust Centered on Ramsey, but you never know!

Services offered by Fenland District Council  Council Services offered by Fenland District Council

St. John's ladies group.  Called "First Thursday" they meet on the first Thursday of every month. Contact is Rachel Beeson rcvoss@hotmail.co.uk   Tel: 07795 436031 to let them know numbers for catering purposes. 

The SOLO Group -

This group is for people who are now on their own following bereavement or any other reason.

They meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 'Hot Pots' (See above) at 12pm to meet informally for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee, and something to eat.

Membership fee is £5 per year which will be payable in January and this covers incidental running costs.
Angela Allen runs the group and her telephone number is 01354 654169.
Maryska Thurlow can be contacted on 01354 656181 and her e-mail is mish.panspatch@btinternet.com

You are more than welcome to come along on one of our dates to meet us, but please don’t hesitate to phone if you would like a chat or you would like more information.

Volunteer Centre in Fenland.  If you want to volunteer, go here!

Young Fenland Cultural Consortium   YFCC is a network of organisations working together for young people in Fenland between the ages of 5 and 19

 

Mental health support:


Keep your head  Keep Your Head brings together reliable information on mental health and well-being for children, young people and adults across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

How are you Peterborough  Bringing together everything in the local community that is good for mental well-being in the area of Peterborough

How are you Fenland  Bringing together everything in the local community that is good for mental well-being in the area of Fenland

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Carer Support (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough)
phone line 07783 267013  Email: Local co-ordinator is jfgwells57@gmail.com  E-mail support service:  cambridgecarersgroup@rethink.org 

The SUN network  Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol services

MIND CPSL   At Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind we are passionate about positive well-being, and provide support to local people who may experience mental health challenges.

Mind also run Our Open Door calm spaces, online via Zoom and in local community spaces.  This offer a place to find guidance on self-help techniques which can help you to ‘ground yourself’ and feel better – both in that moment and in the future.

We are making space.  They provide services supporting people in their own home, in their local community and with specialist support services.  Also see this allied link

 

There may be more, so let me know, but not to duplicate the work of Care Network.  Let them know as well!