Issue details

Grants to Mobile Warden Scheme 2020/2021

On 28 February 2020 the Grants Advisory Committee met to decide how to allocate the funding for existing 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 £27,350 in order to fund the returning schemes the full amount of funding.


GAC has recommended that the additional £6,430 required for this be used from the sum of £10,000 that had been set aside for the now disbanded Children and Young People’s Area Partnership, which needed to be reassigned.


The remaining £3,570 will be added to the Community Chest (see separate decision sheet).

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/03/2020

Decision due: 6 March 2020 by Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Lead member: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Lead director: Health and Environmental Services Director

Contact: Ellen Bridges, Project Officer - Sustainable Communities and Partnerships 01954 713294 Email:


The applications received for the grants were considered by an officer panel consisting of Kathryn Hawkes, Lesley McFarlane and Ellen Bridges The recommendation from the officer panel was then considered by the Grants Advisory Committee on 28 February 2020.


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