CVS Uttlesford, the infrastructure and support charity created to help voluntary and community groups in Uttlesford is conducting a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on charities and voluntary groups in our district
The fifteen month innovation project – Digital Learners and Living Smart Homes – funded by DCMS and delivered across West Essex by CVS Uttlesford, Rainbow Services and Voluntary Action Epping Forest has been formally analysed by Prof. Steve Broome and his team, and the report is now available to read.
It’s a sad fact, but some people will see the current crisis as an opportunity to take advantage of vulnerable people. We have been asked to share this information with our community, so that residents are more aware of potential scams that could be happening at this time.
A central hub has been set up for local group organisers to let us know what they are doing in their community to support their neighbours. We have a team on hand who are experienced at coordinating community projects and supporting local groups.
In order to maintain our commitment to the people of Uttlesford, we will be working in partnership with Uttlesford District Council to coordinate volunteer support and help requests across the district. Details of how to register support requests or to register as a volunteer will be announced shortly.
The West Essex Digital Inclusion project, as part of the Digital Boomers programme, has continued to strengthen as awareness has grown. Since the project started in January, there are now six Living Smart Homes, where real-life people, with real problems, have been fitted with technology packages to help them with their everyday needs.