New Ely mayor visits charity Care Network Cambridgeshire

16:03 16 May 2014

Mayor of Ely Lis Every. Picture: Steve Williams

Mayor of Ely Lis Every. Picture: Steve Williams


The new Mayor of Ely Lis Every visited a charity which helps people live independently in their own homes with a good quality of life for her first ceremonial event.

On Wednesday, two days after taking office, Mrs Every visited Care Network Cambridgeshire’s Ely office where the volunteer led Help at Home and Community Navigator projects are based.

Help at Home offers free short term practical help when someone is unwell or has come out of hospital.

They also offer help with one-off tasks to allow someone to remain independent and in their home homes for as long as possible.

The Community Navigators project, which is funded by Cambridgeshire County Council, tackles social isolation by getting older or vulnerable adults the right information at the right time - making them aware of their entitlements.

Mrs Taylor gave her backing to the new mayor, who she said understood the value of volunteers.

She said: “The mayor has a great understanding of things from a business perspective.

“She knows the value that volunteers bring to the community by manning charity shops, or saving social care hours doing tasks and that volunteers make our community a better place to live.

“I feel she is keen that volunteers are appreciated and recognised for what they do and how they benefit our community.

“It was a real pleasure to have her attend our event, and I think she is off to a great start as Ely’s new mayor”

People interested in either volunteering for Care Network’s Help at Home or Community Navigators Project, or who wish to use the services of either project, can contact Anne Marie on 01353 659639 or Care Network Cambridgeshire’s head office in Hardwick on 01954 212100.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 13:12
Impression of how Ely leisure complex will look

East Cambs residents were told to be “realistic” over the facilities to be included in Ely’s proposed £14 million leisure centre.

Yesterday, 12:40
Elizabeth Truss MP and George Freeman MP at the Queen Adelaide level crossing close to the Ely North junction. Picture: Ian Burt

Council leader James Palmer says the decision to postpone rail improvements in Ely is “very disappointing”.

Yesterday, 12:32
Witchford Village Sign

A family row over a grave has led to a grieving woman being banned from sharing the plot with her dead partner when she dies.

Yesterday, 16:54
Budget challenge

Comments such as “cuts should start at the top” and “people at the top get too much” were among those collected by the county council during a stop off in Ely.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition