UPDATE: All of our covid secure measures remain in place and this will not change when Government guidance changes on 19 July.
Visitors are asked to continue to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt, and to follow social distancing when visiting our care home. This follows the national Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Guidance for all healthcare settings and will help to ensure the safety of our staff and residents at all times.
Thank you for your continued support.
We want to reassure you Sunflowers Care is taking all the necessary precautions and that we are continually monitoring official advice from Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England.
Currently our advice to families and staff is that they need not take any extra precautions to those being advised by the NHS and PHE.
We are limiting visitors to families and those who are essential to the child’s health and wellbeing.
We are asking visitors and staff not to attend if they have had contact with somebody who has symptoms of the virus or if they themselves are experiencing symptoms, such as a new, continuous cough and/or high temperature of 37.8 and above. The children and young people who receive care from us can be particularly vulnerable to respiratory infections and must be our priority.
We thank those visitors this may affect for their understanding and, of course, wish them well.
Updates will be made as and when necessary, in line with the latest government guidance.
“Helping children live ordinary lives in extraordinary circumstances”
Cottenham is a picturesque village just north of Cambridge. It has a wide range of amenities including two GP surgeries, a dental surgery, a pharmacy, a library, shops, pubs, restaurants and take-aways. There is also a Co-op and a Post Office. Buses link the village to the local cities of Ely and Cambridge.
There is a branch of The Cambridge Building Society in the village but the closest banks are NatWest and Barclays in Histon, about 3 miles away. All other major banks are situated in Cambridge.
Cottenham has three different churches in the village. All Saints’ is the Anglican parish church and there are also Baptist and Salvation Army places of worship. The Methodist church closed in November 2007 but has been refurbished as a Community Centre with a coffee shop. Other places of worship can by found in nearby Cambridge.
Our links to people, businesses and charities we support.
Burwell Community Print Centre is a Social Training Enterprise which provides support to people with learning difficulties, known as Printers, who are involved in all aspects of running the company. They also do our printing!
Support 4 Sunflowers is a registered charity which supports Sunflowers Care and enables children to have extra treats and their stay enhanced. Details of fundraising events and how to get involved can be found by visiting their facebook page
Huge thanks to The Liam Fairhurst Foundation (http://liamfairhurstfoundation.com/) and the family of Matthew Sagar Gray for generously sponsoring of our Sensory and Therapy Room.
A massive ‘thank you’ to all the family and friends who helped us along the way to make 197 such a special place.