COVID-19 Response

This page brings together information across CARESCO relating to our response during the COVID-19 pandemic along with some useful links to other relevant organisations and sources of information. Please click on an item on the list below to jump to the link you need. Follow these links to visit external websites (open new tabs) for more help - or just scroll down to see more.

CARESCO's Response

Local Government Response

Other Charities' Response Services

National Response

International Response



COVID 19 Update - 11/11/20

In the light of the government's announcement of a second lockdown from Thursday 5th November, all CARESCO activities will be suspended from the end of Wednesday 4th November with the exception of the Sawtry Foodbank, the Sawtry Covid Response Team, the Sawtry Car Scheme and the Sawtry Eye magazine.

New national restrictions are now in place in response to rising Covid cases. We can all do our bit to stop Covid in its tracks and help bring virus levels down.

  • Reduce all non- essential contact with people you don't live with
  • Stay home as much as possible – except for education, exercise and essential shopping
  • Work from home where you can
  • Where you can't work from home – be even more Covid-secure (keep your distance, wash your hands, wear a face covering)

Don’t spread the virus. Protect our loved ones, the most vulnerable in our communities and the NHS to help us get back to the things we love sooner.

CARESCO continues to manage the local volunteer Sawtry Covid Response Team who have worked tirelessly over the past few months to support local people during lockdown and the ongoing restrictions. From the end of March until August 2020, they have provided an amazing service, click here for more details.

For links to other organisations who may be able to offer help and advice during the pandemic, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Sawtry Foodbank is continuing to serve those who need the support. They can be contacted on 07743 593863 or emailed at .

The Sawtry Eye magazine for October - November 20 has been published as usual and delivered house-to-house in the normal way. The Eye is also available to download from the Sawtry Eye page along with back issues to October 2008.

For all other general enquiries, please contact us or leave a message on the office answerphone 01487 832105 and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding