CARESCO is a unique charity based in the village of Sawtry, near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, which exists to serve the local community.

Under the CARESCO umbrella are a number of services offered to our local community, including our Vintage, Friendship and Thursday Clubs, our Man Cave, our Friday drop-in cafe, our carers support group, a music-based social group, a Christmas Day party and our charity shop which helps to fund our activities.

In partnership with other organisations we also host the local foodbank (working with the local churches) and the village car scheme (working with Cambs County Council).

CARESCO also edits and publishes the popular Sawtry Eye magazine.

Most of our services are run from our own purpose-built CARESCO Centre in the heart of the village.

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Latest News

  • CARESCO Annual Report Our latest Annual Report is now available, please click here to read it.
  • New General Manager We are delighted to announce the appointment of Emma as our new General Manager and welcome her to the role.
  • Sawtry Sport 4 All CARESCO was proud to be part of the inaugural Sawtry Sport 4 All on Saturday 13th July.
  • Thank you! The lovely folk at Buckles Solicitors in Peterborough have given us a generous donation of £2000 to help support our work within our local community. Our thanks to them for this funding which helps enable us to provide our services.
  • Food Hygiene Rating We're delighted to have received the results of our recent hygiene inspection by Hunts DC when we have been awarded the top rating of 5 out of 5 yet again. You can see the details on the Food Standards Agency website
  • Upcoming Fundraising Events To find details of our upcoming events, please visit our fundraising page
  • Chatterbox We are delighted to welcome local carers to come along to our Chatterbox sessions on the second and fourth Monday of the month at the CARESCO Centre, from 2 - 4pm. The group offers support and information for anyone in an unpaid caring role. We are regularly joined by representatives from such organisations as the Carers Trust who can also offer professional support and assessments.

To hear more about the work of CARESCO and how you can get involved, please take a look at the following video produced by some students from Sawtry Village Academy.