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 ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) Network needs your help for a crucial census. Carried out once every ten years the survey will provide up to date information about community halls and the social and economic impact they deliver for their communities.
CVS Uttlesford, in partnership with Uttlesford Dementia Action Alliance, Uttlesford District Council, Active Uttlesford, Alzheimer’s Society and Essex County Cricket Board have launched new free fortnightly activity sessions for people living with dementia and/or long term health conditions
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.
The Uttlesford Dementia Action Alliance commissioned the Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford to pilot a test and learn approach to the development of a Dementia Friendly Community in Great Dunmow. We are now pleased to publish our report on the pilot programme.