Volunteer Support Services

Cambridgeshire Directory of Services

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NHS Volunteer Responders

Help and support for people at high-risk, including delivering medicines, driving patients to appointments, bringing them home from hospital, and regular phone calls to check they are ok.

Call: 0808 196 3382

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Covid-19 Co-ordination Hub

If you are someone who can’t find the help you need, or you know of someone who is in need of help please complete the ‘I Need Help’ form or call: 0345 045 5219

Local Volunteer Groups


Sarah Pitchford (07816 495590) is coordinating a local network who can assist with food shopping, prescription pick-ups, and a general chat if needed.

The following local services in Barton are also offering a home delivery service if needed: Wallis 01223 263911 The Larder, Burwash 01223 264600 The Barton Store 01223 262370

See the village website for the latest information


There is a group of volunteers who are able to provide help to villagers who need support. This might involve picking up prescriptions, collecting shopping, posting mail or just providing support and a friendly voice.

If you would like to volunteer or need help, please email bourncag19@gmail.com or call/text 07727 462523.

You can place orders for food from Knibbs Meat Safe (01954 713978). For food and other essentials you can place orders from JJ at the Bourn shop (07790 839663). Your order will be delivered to your house by a volunteer.

Takeaway food can be ordered from The Willow Tree (01954 719775) – the menu can be viewed on their website – and from The Lalbagh (01954 719131 for collection or delivery).

See the village website for the latest information


See the village website for information and contact details for Comberton’s Coronavirus Caring Community.


Please ask the Coton Network for help getting what you need. This might be shopping or medicines or, with so many social events currently being cancelled, it’s also a way to find someone else who is in need of a chat.

Please join the Coton Network online. Through this you can send in email requests for what you need, and offer your help to other people’s requests. To join, please email coton-network+subscribe@googlegroups.com

See the village website for more information and contact details

Dry Drayton

Dry Drayton Support Group is here to help if you are self isolating:

  • Collecting shopping and dropping off to your doorstep
  • Collecting prescriptions
  • Even just a friendly chat on the phone

Dry Drayton Support Group is run by our caring villagers on a voluntary basis and no charge will be made for any help. If you need help please call or text 07900 813046 (Parish Councillor Fiona Peck) and we will organise help as a priority.


Hardwick Network is a group of volunteers who have got together to support isolated, shielding and other vulnerable residents of Hardwick during the Covid-19 crisis with things like shopping, picking up prescriptions and social contact on the phone.

Please contact Ruth Enge: hardwick.network@gmail.com or 07814358181


Are you unable to leave your home because of Covid 19/Coronavirus? We’re here for you.

We are a group of Toft residents who have come together during a time when some people may be finding it hard to access the help they need. We would like to support the community that we live in and ensure that nobody is left isolated or without support. We don’t ask for anything in return, we just believe in helping each other in a time of difficulty. We are your Toft neighbours and not a professional body. We can only offer help within reason, and in ways so that we can also stay safe.

Need Support?

  1. Please call, text or WhatsApp (at reasonable times), Linda Hollow – 07779 918 682 or email: linda.hollow@btconnect.com
  2. Or put a message asking for help on the ‘Nextdoor Toft’ site (contact Jackie Morton: jem.wickets@btinternet.com to join)
  3. Or use the Toft Community Page on Facebook.

Want to give support? If you would like to help support the community, please let us know via either Jackie or Linda (details above)

Ways to help:

  • Arranging deliveries
  • Picking up shopping and medication
  • A friendly phone call
  • Posting mail
  • Urgent supplies
  • Help topping up electric or gas key
  • Occasional dog walking