Bircham House

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Bircham House - Intro

High StreetSawstonCambridgeshire CB22 3HE

Telephone: 01223 836 331

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.

We have 28 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom flats available for rent. All of the flats are wheelchair accessible.

The flats are spacious and beautifully decorated, with many overlooking the scheme’s attractive gardens. Most of the ground floor flats have patio doors opening out onto the gardens. There is also a courtyard garden to the rear of the building which has a central water feature.

Designed to offer comfort, independence and peace of mind, each flat is connected to an alarm call system which links directly to a dedicated care and support team who are on hand 24 hours a day.


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Bircham House - Accommodation

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Each flat has its own front door, lounge, kitchenette and bathroom with low level access shower.

The flats are spacious and beautifully decorated, with many overlooking the scheme’s attractive gardens. Many of the ground floor flats also have patio doors to the gardens.

There is also a courtyard garden to the rear of the building which has a central water feature.

For your security each flat is fitted with an alarm call system that connects you to a member of the team who will be on hand day or night.

We offer a broad range of facilities to choose from including:

  • ​Wheelchair accessible
  • 24-hour alarm call system
  • Level access shower
  • ​Landscaped gardens
  • Excellent communal facilities
  • Organised activities

Bircham House - Communal facilities

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Communal facilities

We encourage residents to get involved in the activities in both Bircham House and the surrounding communities.

Socialise with others when you want to, join in with a range of activities, introduce new ones or simply enjoy private time to yourself.

Residents enjoy being part of a bustling village which has a variety of shops, a Post Office, opticians, churches, schools and a large medical centre. A weekly mobile fishmonger also visits the scheme.

Bircham House has excellent transport links, located just two miles from the M11 and just one mile from Whittlesford train station.

There is also a bus stop outside the scheme with regular services to Cambridge and Saffron Walden.

Some of the activities we have helped to organise for our residents include:

  • ​Board games/quizzes/bingo
  • Cards
  • Days out
  • Exercise classes
  • Gardening
  • Outside entertainers

Bircham House - Our team

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Our team

Bircham House is staffed 24 hours a day by highly trained and experienced support workers.

At Sanctuary, we pride ourselves on employing the best staff and have stringent recruitment procedures in place.

Please note: care and support services at this scheme are provided by Axiom Care.

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Whether you currently have a care need or are simply planning for the future - if you are 55 or over and reside in, or have a family connection to the local area, you will be eligible for an apartment.

Bircham House - Care and support

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Care and support

Having as much independence as you want and the reassurance that if your needs change you will be fully supported means that you can focus on living your life to the full.

Personal and domestic care at Bircham House is provided by Axiom Crossroads Care who can help you at home with anything you need including shopping, laundry, housework, personal care and prescription collection. Sanctuary staff are on-site and provide housing management and support.

For extra peace of mind, your apartment will have an emergency pull cord system that, when activated, immediately alerts the 24-hour care team that you need assistance. Pendant alarms are available if required.

Bircham House - Further information

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Further information

If you would like more information, please contact Bircham House directly. 

We encourage you to discuss your housing options with your family and friends, and to seek independent advice, support and representation as appropriate, from professional statutory and regulatory organsiations such as the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC)Age UK or Citizens Advice.

For directions on how to find us, please insert your postcode or town into the box below and click 'Go' which will take you to Google Maps.



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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

The CQC regulate the care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations. The aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone - in hospitals, care homes and people's own homes.

The CQC also seek to protect the interests of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act.