Issue details

Mobile Warden Scheme Grant Funding 2019/20

The purpose of this decision is to allocate grants to a number of Mobile/Community Warden Schemes as part of the Council’s scheme of grants to the voluntary sector.


Mobile and Community Wardens Schemes (sometimes called Community Care Schemes) exist in South Cambridgeshire to support older people to live independently in their homes and in the community they know, and which knows them.


The warden schemes are complementary to statutory care services and do not duplicate or replace the medical or social care services that individuals may also require.  They can help to combat loneliness and social isolation and can provide significant benefits to clients at relatively low cost.  They are seen by clients and their families as a vital community-based service.


South Cambridgeshire District Council has been providing grant funding to Mobile and Community Warden Schemes for many years.  The grant application process was run from November to January.


Grants Advisory Committee recommended to fund the Mobile Warden Schemes to the sum of £23,410 in order to fund the new and returning schemes in addition to funding previously awarded schemes to the same level as in 2018/19.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Balsham; Barrington; Bassingbourn; Cottenham; Harston & Comberton; Histon & Impington; Linton; Melbourn; Milton & Waterbeach; Shelford; Whittlesford;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/02/2019

Decision due: 28 February 2019 by Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Lead member: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Lead director: Health and Environmental Services Director

Contact: Katherine Southwood, Project Officer 01954 712922 Email:


The applications received for the grants were considered by an officer panel consisting of Gemma Barron, Katherine Southwood and Lesley McFarlane.  The recommendation from the officer panel was then considered by the Grants Advisory Committee on 22 February 2019.


Agenda items


  • Grants Decision