Girton Town Charity

Community Warden Scheme provides vital support

Girton’s Community Warden Scheme is highly valued by the older residents in our Village – and also their families who may not live locally and so are not on hand to help or visit.

Sarah Thomson, Service Manager at Age UK which operates the Scheme on behalf of GTC, tells of one such example. She says: “We received a referral from a worried son, who lives in Canada, asking if we could support his parents. Both are in their mid-80’s, one with  significant cognitive issues presenting as a form of dementia and the other with deteriorating health needs.

“With no family members in the UK and following a serious fall which resulted in a hospital stay, the son contacted Age UK and after discussion, his parents were able to join the Scheme and receive the support they needed with daily contact, shopping and well-being checks.

“The son is extremely grateful to receive regular updates provided by the Community Warden and can see a positive change in his parents who are much more relaxed. He sent a thank you card as a mark of his appreciation.”

Sarah concludes: “The Community Warden remains a consistent contact, ensuring everyone knows they aren’t alone, offering reassurance and sharing ways to keep entertained.”

To contact Sarah the Warden call 07979 333963.