CVS Uttlesford

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Community News

Thaxted Safe & Social – a free community event for local people aged over 55

The first CVSU Community Builder “Safe and Social” event will take place in Thaxted on Thursday 22nd August.   It’s a free social event for people aged over 55, with a focus on safety and spending time with our neighbours.

Local Charity Opens Café S4S in Saffron Walden

Support 4 Sight is pleased to announce the opening of Café S4S in George Street, Saffron Walden. The café is open to all to come enjoy a coffee or tea with some cake as well as being a safe place for those with disabilities to come to whilst their friend or family member shop locally and know they are supporting a great charity.

Dementia Cafe – making a difference

The Dunmow Dementia Cafe recently celebrated its first birthday, and in the past year it has grown from being a small pilot group for a few people into a thriving social, peer-support group that has outgrown the Uttlesford Community Hub…

Job Opportunity with new West Essex social enterprise

WECAN – the West Essex Community Action Network is recruiting a “Community Enabler” to work across Uttlesford on a fixed term contract to 31st March 2021 Application for the post of: Community Enabler (this post is subject to an enhanced…

Working to make Dunmow more Dementia Friendly

The Council for Voluntary Services Uttlesford (CVSU) have developed a pilot scheme in the town to help businesses assist and support people with dementia. Project leader Steve Shoesmith said: “The aim is to raise awareness of dementia and create a…

Free Workshops for Volunteers and Voluntary Organisations

The focus of our workshops for Uttlesford volunteers and voluntary organisations from now until the end of March 2020 will be Emotional and Physical wellbeing. We are pleased to offer the following funded workshops for organisations and volunteers operating in…

Friendship Dog service launches in Uttlesford

Our dogs are brought to your location where participants can interact with them, either indoors or outdoors. Sessions last 1.5 hours.

Is your charity confident with digital?

Healthwatch Essex are conducting a survey to understand the voluntary sectors use of digital Healthwatch Essex are conducting a survey on behalf of RETHINK Partners and the Digital Boomers programme to further understand the voluntary sectors use of digital. By…

Free winter warmer packs to keep you warm and well

Funding from Essex County Council has enabled us to provide 100 winter warmth packs for the elderly, disadvantaged and vulnerable residents of Uttlesford Each pack contains: A hot water bottle Socks Fingerless gloves Insulated mug Blanket Thanks to the funding,…