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Community Warden Scheme provides support

19 Mar 2016

The Community Warden Scheme provides invaluable support for older village residents. GTC works in partnership with Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and currently provides funding for them to employ Gail Cooke as Community Warden in Girton, assisting older people living in their own homes to continue an independent lifestyle. Here Gail tells us about her role, how it helps our older Village residents and how to get in touch if you feel you – or a relative or friend – could benefit from this valuable service. 

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Almshouses continue to help local families

10 Mar 2016

Currently GTC has 14 almshouses, comprising two and three bedroom homes at Centenary Court and bungalows in Michael's Close and Fairway. These are intended for Girton families, either to help them save and move onto the housing ladder or for active retirees who can live independently

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CarePlus Scheme

10 Dec 2015

Provides valuable service for Village residents.

As part of its objective to improve the community by offering a range of Grant Schemes to meet the needs of residents, Girton Town Charity (GTC) operates the CarePlus Grant Scheme which provides respite care for people living in the Village and their carers. 

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Support for family carers

10 Nov 2015

Three out of five people will be a carer at some point in their lives and it’s important that they know about the services and support available in their area. That’s why Girton Town Charity (GTC) is delighted to support a number of initiatives in collaboration with Carers Trust Cambridgeshire to help the many carers currently living in the Village.

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Could you benefit from an Educational Grant?

28 Oct 2015

The Girton Town Charity Educational Grant Scheme is open to all individuals leaving secondary education for further or higher education or training.

You must have lived in Girton for a minimum period of two years immediately before leaving secondary education and be a Girton resident at the date of the claim. So what type of courses are covered?

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Free Home Energy Checks from Age UK Cambs

28 Oct 2015

Are you over 65, on low income, with health issues? Age UK Cambridgeshire will be offering free Home Energy Checks again this winter.

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New collaboration provides support for family carers

20 Oct 2015

Three out of five people will be a carer at some point in their lives and it’s important that they know about the services and support available in their area. That’s why Girton Town Charity (GTC) is delighted to support a number of initiatives in collaboration with Carers Trust Cambridgeshire to help the many carers currently living in the Village.

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New Administrator joins GTC

20 Oct 2015

Girton Town Charity is delighted to welcome its new Administrator who joined in August.

Gilly O’Brien will be known to many Village residents, as she has lived here for a number of years and most recently worked in an administrative role at Girton Glebe School. 

Gilly is based at GTC’s offices at 22 High Street on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10.00am until 1.00pm.

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Helping older Village residents

20 Oct 2015

Working in partnership with Age UK Cambridgeshire, GTC has appointed Patricia as an Older Residents' Co-ordinator to support older people within the Village to access existing services and recognise gaps where new clubs and groups could be introduced. 

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GTC supports outreach services In Village

4 Aug 2015

Did you know that you can benefit from two services – Relate and Citizen’s Advice Bureau – right here in Girton? With funding from Girton Town Charity (GTC), both organisations deliver a range of services to Village residents, without them having to travel into the centre of Cambridge.

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Youth Project brings wider benefits to the Village

24 Feb 2015

From painting to ping pong and drama to dodge ball, Girton’s young people have access to a wide range of activities run by the Youth Project which is led by Tim Shuker-Yates, funded by Girton Town Charity (GTC) and managed by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough YMCA.

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Do you need help getting to hospital appointments?

13 Aug 2014

If you have problems using public transport, do not have your own transport or find it difficult to use your own car, GTC’s Hospital Taxi Scheme can help you get to outpatient appointments at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Brookfields Hospital or Chesterton Hospital.

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Girton Town Charity (GTC) exists to enable Girton residents to lead as full a life as possible in the comfort and safety of their own homes.

One of the main ways we can offer help is in the form of Personal Grants so that you can pay for things to enable you to do this – whether it's providing a disabled shower, helping fund some training for a career change in later life or buying equipment for a member of your family with special needs.

In addition to helping residents in specific circumstances – each one assessed on need and eligibility – we also offer a range of Schemes and Grants.

If you feel that you could benefit from GTC's help, why not contact our office and find out more?