Bircham House

High Street, Sawston, Cambridgeshire CB22 3HE

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Situated in the bustling village of Sawston, Bircham House provides quality homes with a range of on-site services and facilities at the heart of a thriving local community.

Designed to offer comfort, independence and peace of mind, Bircham House has everything you need to enjoy a happy, fulfilling retirement.

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Bircham House front exterior
Bircham House lounges
Bircham House large communal areas
Bircham House rear gardens
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Life at Bircham House

At Bircham House, you choose the lifestyle that suits you.

In the morning, a local shop can deliver your newspaper, and during the day we’ll give you a call to check you’re okay. After breakfast in your apartment, you might choose to meet friends in our communal lounge, or take part in one of our regular activities. At lunchtime, the restaurant serves delicious two-course hot meals, and friends or family can join you.

If you fancy a change of scenery, the historic city of Cambridge is only eight miles away, where you could spend a few hours shopping with friends or family, take a stroll along the river, or just enjoy the sights.

In the afternoon, you could join us for one of our regular social events, take part in an arts and crafts workshop, enjoy some musical entertainment, or visit the hairdresser for some pampering. By evening, you may want to take it easy after all the activity! If not, you can always join friends to watch TV, or for a chat, a game of cards or a mutual hobby.

I find Bircham House a very comfortable place to be. I have my own flat, but when I want company, there are plenty of people.

Monica Perks, resident


Activities leader Jackie Croxford with Moreton Court resident Beth Thomas and David Faulkner

Activities and events

We hold regular social activities, offering you a chance to meet new people and be part of our friendly community. Activities include:

  • Quizzes, bingo and games
  • Exercise classes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening

Our programme of organised events includes entertainers, visiting animals and coffee mornings. Themed events are also held throughout the year, such as a summer fete, Macmillan coffee morning and a Christmas fayre. Find out more about what's on.

Bircham House large communal areas

You’ll feel right at home in your apartment. It has everything you need and is unfurnished so you can make it very much your own. Features include:

  • Open plan lounge and kitchen
  • One or two bedrooms
  • Fitted kitchen with fridge
  • Level-access shower room
  • Emergency alert system featuring intercom, pull cord and pendant or wrist alarms

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to live at Bircham House, you must:

  • Be aged 55 or over, or have long-term care needs
  • Reside in, or have a family connection to, the local area

We aim to offer a lively atmosphere and mixed community of people who have a range of care needs.

You do not need to have any immediate care or support needs when you apply, but our kind and caring staff can support you if anything changes.

Bircham House may not be suitable if you require a substantial amount of regular nursing care.

How do I apply?

  1. Contact us for an application form, or contact Cambridgeshire County Council’s adult social care team.
  2. We’ll arrange for you to visit and meet us.
  3. We’ll help you to complete a housing assessment and affordability form, as you may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent and part of your service charge.
  4. While you’re here, we may assess if you would benefit from care and support services, and our care provider, Longhurst Group, may arrange to visit you at home to discuss your needs. For your care to be funded by Cambridgeshire County Council, you must have had your needs assessed and approved by the adult social care team.

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