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 printing service, our Friday drop-in cafe, our carers support and befriending service, 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 support the local foodbank (working with the local churches) and the village car scheme (working with Cambs County Council).

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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Latest News

  • Wreath Making Workshops We have just the last few places left for our workshops on Tuesdays 4th & 11th December. Call the office to book yours on 01487 832105.
  • Towns & Cities Quiz Sheet Our new quiz is available from the CARESCO Centre and the Charity Shop, £1.00 each. Closing date is 1st February.
  • RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Band Thank you to everyone who supported the concert in November and to the Band and Junior Academy Choir for their wonderful performances.
  • Sewing & Craft Workshops Do you enjoy sewing, or would like to learn new skills, click here to find out more about our ongoing programme of workshops.
  • Drinks Quiz Sheet Thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to our winner Tina.
  • 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.