Sawtry Car Scheme

In partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council

Sawtry Car Scheme Update - 02/07/20

Due to the current government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sawtry Car Scheme is still suspended.

In the meantime, if you have no other means of attending a medical appointment either at the Wellside Surgery or a local hospital and meet one of the following criteria: -

  • Have been advised to shield by a health professional
  • Are vulnerable for another reason (for instance, disability, pregnancy, over 70, have Parkinson's, Epilepsy, or are vulnerable due to a mental health condition, etc.)
  • Are Is self-isolating because you have confirmed Covid-19 or suspected symptoms or you have been in contact with someone who has
  • Are someone with caring responsibilities if this support helps you to continue in your caring role

You can contact the NHS Volunteer Support Team by phoning 0808 196 3382 or the Sawtry Area Covid-19 Support team on 07561 580866.

If you do not meet the criteria listed above, you will need to contact your GP, or another health or care professional who co-ordinates your care, to request support on your behalf.

We hope it will not be too long before the Car Scheme is up and running, please watch out for future announcements via our social media, website or the Sawtry Eye magazine.

If you experience difficulties with getting out and about, such as travelling to appointments or visiting friends and family, the Sawtry Car Scheme may be able to help.

The Sawtry Car Scheme is volunteer-led and for people who have difficulties getting to or using public transport. Those who do not have access to a car or any other means of transport can request a lift.

The scheme can be used for attending appointments, for example medical appointments with the GP, chiropodist, opticians; attending hospital appointments including Peterborough, Hinchingbrooke, Papworth and Addenbrooke's hospitals; and visiting friends and family in the area. Journeys to personal appointments and meetings, plus accessing public services, could be undertaken.

A number of users have commented on how useful and valuable the scheme is to them. There is a charge for this service to help the volunteers cover the cost of fuel and motoring costs. To find out more, please contact us, download a leaflet for more details or contact the Scheme Co-ordinator on 07810 476979 and leave a message.