Caring for your community


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 day care for the elderly, our community print shop, our Friday coffee shop, a car scheme, our befriending service, a music based social group, a Christmas Day party, the food bank and a charity shop which helps to fund our activities. Each is run by a small number of paid staff and a large team of volunteers.

CARESCO also edits and produces 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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  • 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.
  • Food Bank We are looking for new volunteers to join the food bank team and help out at the regular sessions. Please download details here or click here to find out more about the food bank and get in touch if you would like to be involved.

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.