Older People

Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers
Support for Unpaid Carers

Action for Family Carers provide support for carers in their caring role of any age. They provide practical and emotional support and advice, information on financial and legal matters, training for carers, how to access respite services.


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Age UK Essex

Age UK Essex
Befriending Service

Telephone Befriending - we provide a weekly telephone call for a friendly chat.


CM2 6LF

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Age UK Essex

Age UK Essex
Dementia Connections

If you are living with Dementia we can work with you to help you discover your confidence and try new hobbies and activities. We can offer 12 hours of free support. We can help you take part in activities of you choice, either one to one or in groups.


CM9 4GD

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Age UK Essex

Age UK Essex
Home Help Service

The Home Help Service provides help with vacuuming, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, washing floors, laundry, changing beds and emptying rubbish bins. We can also buy your shopping and collect prescriptions. The sitting/companionship service enables you to have respite time to yourself knowing your loved one is safe. Our reliable sitters offer good companionship.


CM2 8TD

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Age UK Essex

Age UK Essex
Toenail Cutting Service - Uttlesford

We offer a toenail cutting service to anyone who is unable to cut their own toenails. Our team of trimmers will help you remain mobile, avoid becoming isolated and housebound, reduce the likelihood of falls and avoid the discomfort of long toenails.


CB11 3HY

CM6 2QN

CM24 8AG

CM24 8AG

CB10 1NN

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Age UK Essex (Smart Life)

Age UK Essex (Smart Life)
Smart Life

Smart Life aims to improve health and wellbeing and keep people independent in their homes. If you are struggling with any aspect of daily living and need support - we will make referrals to other services.


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Alzheimers Society

Alzheimers Society
Alzheimers Society, Uttlesford Office

The Dementia Support Service provides support, advice and guidance to people with dementia and their carers.It assists people with dementia and their carers to identify their needs and access appropriate services.


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British Lung Foundation

British Lung Foundation
Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy Saffron Walden is a support group for people with breathing problems including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema, Asthma, Lung Cancer, Bronchiectasis, etc., and their carers. We arrange for speakers to attend some of our meetings, both medical and nonmedical, quiz afternoons and occasionally entertainment. There is always a raffle followed by tea and biscuits or cake. We organise midday lunches and an annual outing and Christmas lunch.


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British Red Cross

British Red Cross
Mobility Aids

We provide a range of mobility aid equipment for loan and sale. Equipment includes wheelchairs, commodes, highback chairs, raised toilet seats and walking aids.


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Citizens Advice Uttlesford

Citizens Advice Uttlesford
Citizens Advice Money Doctor

We help you to understand your income and expenses. We can help you save money on bills or budget for something nice. We can help if you have no money or need extra money in an emergency. We can help you set up a bank account, comparing credit card/loan deals and debt.

 

 


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Citizens Advice Uttlesford

Citizens Advice Uttlesford
Citizens Advice Service

We help to resolve your problems related to benefits, money, debt, relationships, housing, employment, legal, consumer and discrimination. We help by listening, explaining your options, making phone calls, writing letters, completing forms, negotiating on your behalf, directing you to other useful organisations, campaigning about unfairness. Advice Quality Standard registered.

 

 

 


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Citizens Advice Uttlesford

Citizens Advice Uttlesford
Keeping Warm in Uttlesford

A cold home is bad for everyone's health. If you are in need of help with high fuel bills, low income, switching, draughts, mould, damp, broken boilers or heating - please get in touch.

 


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Community Agents Essex

Community Agents Essex

Supporting independent living through social inclusion: - Getting out and about - increase confidence to go shopping, visit neighbours or other places - Mobility in the home - adaptations for ease/safety - Meeting people - local groups/activities to make new friends - Healthy eating/living - Practical support/information.


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Cruse Bereavement Care Cambridge (Fenland/ Uttlesford)

Cruse Bereavement Care Cambridge (Fenland/ Uttlesford)
Bereavement Care support

Cruse Bereavement is a national charity which is dedicated into supporting and talking to those who have lost a loved one. Our volunteers are specifically trained to help adults and children through incredibly difficult time.

Signpost only.


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cst.today

cst.today
CST.Today

A social and activity group for people living with mild to moderate dementia, using the principles of Cognitive Stimulation therapy to deliver a fun, stimulating session which runs all day with a hot meal at lunch time. Half day sessions also available.


CM23 5QJ

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CVSU

CVSU
CVSU Community Shed

A community shed offers a safe space where men share the tools, skills, experience and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace. They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction.


CM6 1DQ

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Deafblind Organisation

Deafblind Organisation

The Deaf Blind Organisation offers support and guidance to deafblind people, their carers, family and friends, as well as professionals working with people who have a loss of both hearing and sight.  We also offer The Befriender service for those who are feeling lonely. We’re also keen to help those recently diagnosed, using the befriending process as a means to prevent social isolation.  Our popular Peer Support & Social Groups provide those with both sight and hearing impairments plus their carers an opportunity to meet people and make friends.


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ECL Sensory Service

ECL Sensory Service

We are a team of sensory specialists delivering needs led and person-centred services to people with sight, hearing and dual sensory impairments, their families, carers and the wider community. Our high quality services are focused on early intervention, improved wellbeing and maximising independence.


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Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service
Home Safety Visits

We provide the occupier with general fire safety advice such as electrical and kitchen safety, as well as offering guidance on night time routines and a fire action plan. This will include how to summon the Fire Service and how to escape the property should a fire occur. Smoke alarms are also provided and fitted, at no cost to the occupier, if it is deemed necessary.


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Essex Restorative Justice Hub

Essex Restorative Justice Hub

The Essex Restorative Justice (RJ) Hub offers RJ and mediation to residents in Essex who are, or have been, involved in crime or conflict. We arrange safe communication between parties (those who have been harmed, and those who have caused the harm, or others in dispute such as neighbours).


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Essex Safeguarding Adults Board

Essex Safeguarding Adults Board
AskSAL Helpline

'SAL' stands for Safeguarding Adults Line. You can call us for anything from straightforward information and advice about the abuse and the safety of the more vulnerable adults in Essex; to the disclosure of a specific concern about your own safety of somebody that you know.


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Family Mosaic

Family Mosaic
Essex Floating Support Service

Help people with sustaining their accommodation but helping them address: Rent/council tax arrears, Benefit claims, budgeting, priority/non-priority debts, evictions/re-possessions, health/wealth and well-being, sign posting service and assistance with tribunals and benefits.


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Frontline

Frontline
Advocacy Factsheet Uttlesford

This factsheet gives details of advocacy services. An advocate is someone who can speak on your behalf or who can support you to speak for yourself, especially in formal situations or when you don't feel very confident.

Advocacy doesn't always have to be provided by paid professionals. Often people take a friend or family member with them to important meetings to give moral support, and to speak for them if required.

Advocacy services give priority to the most vulnerable people, or those with the most complex issues who have no other appropriate form of support. If an advocacy service is unable to help, they may suggest other local organisations who can provide assistance.


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Frontline

Frontline
Befriending Factsheet

This factsheet gives details of local and national befriending services.  These services provide conversation and companionship in order to reduce isolation and loneliness.  Some services may also offer specific support to people managing long term illness or disability.


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Frontline

Frontline
Support for the Housebound

This factsheet gives details of services in Uttlesford that support people who are housebound as a result of illness, disability or age.


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Frontline

Frontline
Travelling Options in Uttlesford

This factsheet gives information on transport options in Uttlesford, including nonemergency transport to hospital and medical appointments. It also provides information on the help available to pay for travel to medical appointments. 


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Healthwatch Essex

Healthwatch Essex
Healthwatch Essex Information Service

We provide information about health and care services in Essex


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Healthy Minds (NHS Psychological Therapies)

Healthy Minds (NHS Psychological Therapies)

Healthy Minds (West Essex IAPT Service) provides evidence-based psychological therapies for mild to moderate common mental health difficulties, including: - Depression - Generalised anxiety - Panic disorder - Agoraphobia - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Health anxiety - Social anxiety - Specific phobias


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Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning
Food for Thought

A health and wellbeing project, engaging people in meaningful activities, learning new skills, keeping fit and developing confidence in calming surroundings. Individuals work on the land planting, nurturing and harvesting fruit & veg. This improves their self-esteem, mental and physical well-being and self-worth, ultimately assisting with their integration into society.


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Lions

Lions
Appliance Short Term Loan Scheme

We provide wheelchairs, commodes, walking frames plus various other mobility and home aids on a short term basis, usually two months. It is intended to help those people that suddenly find that they need help following an injury or medical treatment and are in need of a short term loan of a wheelchair etc. on a temporary basis while the long term solution is being arranged through the NHS or Social Services.


CB10 1XA

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Mind in West Essex

Mind in West Essex
Adult Mental Health Clinical Triage Service

Mind in West Essex provide the Clinical Triage Service for Adult Mental Health services in the West Essex area. Referrals from GP surgeries and other health professionals should be directed through this service to access the correct support for thier patient.


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Mind in West Essex

Mind in West Essex
Private Counselling

Our counselling service provides you with the opportunity to explore worries, concerns or mental health difficulties that you may be experiencing. It can enable you to use your own insights and resources to work towards resolving the issues you face. The Mind in West Essex counselling service compliments services provided by NHS.


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Papworth Trust Home Solutions

Papworth Trust Home Solutions
Decorating Service

Painting and decorating service.


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Papworth Trust Home Solutions

Papworth Trust Home Solutions
Handyperson Service

Minor repairs in your home including: Fitting key safes, grab and stair rails, putting up shelves, fixing dripping taps and other small plumbing jobs, putting up curtain rails, fitting locks/bolts, hanging pictures, fitting smoke alarms, mending fences and many more small jobs around the home.


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Papworth Trust Home Solutions

Papworth Trust Home Solutions
Home Solutions

Painting and decorating service.


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Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's UK
Parkinson's Support Group Uttlesford

We meet in Saffron Walden and Dunmow. We offer people with Parkinson's (and their spouses/carers) the chance to meet and share their experiences at monthly meetings. Tea and coffee are provided. We have speakers, quizzes, craft sessions, a Christmas Lunch and Spring and Summer outings.


CB11 1EH

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Safer Places

Safer Places
Accomodation and Outreach support to victims of domestic abuse

We provide outreach support to victims of domestic abuse across Essex.


CM18 6NS

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Saffron Hall

Saffron Hall
Music for Thought

A fun, interactive music course for those living with dementia and their carers. The friendly weekly sessions will be guided by professional musicians from Wigmore Hall and the Royal Academy of Music. Taster Day: Monday 5 December 2pm-4pm Weekly Sessions: Mondays 2pm-4pm for 6 weeks, starting 23 January 2017


CB11 3HD

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Saffron Walden Talking Newspaper

Saffron Walden Talking Newspaper
Talking Newspaper for the visually impaired

We provide a service to all visually impaired persons, who wish to be kept in touch with local news and views in Saffron Walden and the surrounding areas.


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Salvation Army

Salvation Army
Uttlesford Foodbank

The foodbank provides free emergency food. As well as receiving food for a minimum of 3 days, users may be directed to further help and support if required. This service can be used up to 3 times, with a break of a month before re-referral.


CB10 1AG

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Self Management UK

Self Management UK
Self-management Training for People with Long-term Conditions

Self Management UK provides a free self-management course for people with ANY long-term conditions, including diabetes, arthritis, heart problems, mental health issues, COPD, among others. The course helps people develop skills to cope with daily challenges; improve wellbeing and become more confident in managing their health.


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Sept - Occupational Therapy

Sept - Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists (OTs) work on the ward and visit patients in their own home. The aim of occupational therapy (OT) is to assist the individual in maximising their independence and safety in preparation for their discharge if in hospital or at home. If at home the OT will visit and discuss any physical or cognitive limitations one may have as a result of a medical condition, new diagnosis, trauma or surgical procedure. The OT will discuss a possible treatment plan or further assessment. This may include some of the following: Personal care: Daily living activities, safety at home, home assessment.


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SEPT West Essex Macmillan

SEPT West Essex Macmillan
Cancer Information and Support Service

Support and information to anyone who has concerns about cancer, their relatives, friends and carers. Befriending and respite support in your own home. Details of other local and national cancer support agencies and services and benefits advice. We provide a supporting service to allow patients, relatives and carers to access suitable national and local information about cancer, cancer prevention and local services.


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SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity

SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity
SSAFA Uttlesford

SSAFA have been serving the Armed Forces community for over 130 years. We aim to meet the needs of servicemen and women, veterans and their families. SSAFA works in partnership with other military charities and organisations to ensure that those who turn to us for help get the support they need.


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St Clare Hospice

St Clare Hospice
Clinical Services

Our Hospice team provide specialist palliative care across West Essex and the East Herts border, working to deliver excellent care for patients and families. Our specialist clinical team consists of Doctors, Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychological Therapists, Complementary Therapists, Counsellors, Social Workers and Chaplains.


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St Mary's Church, Wendens Ambo

St Mary's Church, Wendens Ambo
Wenden Neighbours

Assistance with transport, visiting, hospital visits, shopping, laundry


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Stroke Association

Stroke Association
Information Advice & Support Service

Our service can provide practical assistance, essential information and emotional support. It might be that you just need someone to talk to who will understand your situation, or help with form filling/signposting. We can work with you to look at secondary prevention or set your own goals and help achieve them.


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Support 4 Sight

Support 4 Sight
Befriending Service

An Essex-wide Befriending service for people with a sensory loss. Each person will be matched to a dedicated Befriender who will be in regular contact.


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Support 4 Sight

Support 4 Sight
Support 4 Carers

Support 4 Sight is a registered charity with a service for the Carers of partially sighted and blind people in Essex. The service provides emotional support and advice to anyone who cares for a loved one with visual impairment, at no matter what stage of their journey. We encourage all members to talk and share information with each other to better their and their loves one's day to day living.


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Support 4 Sight

Support 4 Sight
Support 4 Visually Impaired People and their families

A registered charity that helps local partially sighted and blind people. Providing emotional support, advice and equipment to visually impaired people. Current services include: information and assistance with visual aids/equipment, social drop-in session, coffee mornings and social trips, a Carers service for anyone caring for someone with a visual impairment.


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Thaxted Centre for the Disabled

Thaxted Centre for the Disabled

The Centre for the Disabled in Thaxted provides free creative activities in a pleasant and caring environment for the benefit and enjoyment of physically disabled people in and around Uttlesford


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The CompanyCompany Limited

The CompanyCompany Limited
The CompanyCompany Ltd

To provide companionship, assistance and other services to the older person.


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Uttlesford CAB

Uttlesford CAB
Citizens Advice Disability Home Visit Service

We check eligibility for disability benefits like, Attendance Allowance (AA), Personal Independent Payments (PIPs), Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Carers Allowance. If we believe that you are eligible, a trained volunteer will help you complete forms. We can also help with appeals if we feel that an error has been made in a decision. We also offer winter planning advice.

 


CB11 4EB

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Uttlesford Community Travel

Uttlesford Community Travel
Community Transport Services

Uttlesford Community Travel supply accessible disabled transport, for over 60's and those that are rurally isolated. This service supports hospital, GP and medical appointments. This service helps vulnerable people get to the shops and allows people to travel. Group trips can be arranged. We are wheelchair friendly.


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Uttlesford District Council

Uttlesford District Council
Benefits

Housing Benefits and local council tax support


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Uttlesford District Council

Uttlesford District Council
Energy Advice Team

Provide advice to all residents on how to reduce energy costs and to keep their homes warm by having insulation and other energy saving measures installed. We give advice on grant funding, ways to save money, energy and water. Energy saving devices/booklets/thermometers are also free of charge.


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Uttlesford District Council

Uttlesford District Council
Housing Options

Housing advice for people in all tenures of accommodation. Advice on affordability or suitability of current housing and help with finding somewhere suitable to live. Advice if you are at risk of becoming homeless, or you are at risk of domestic violence.


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Uttlesford District Council

Uttlesford District Council
Lifeline Service - Community Alarms

Lifeline is an emergency telecare service which provides clients with the ability to call for assistance in an emergency 24 hours a day. Users can be connected to a call center that will contact a relative/friend for them. It allows clients to remain safe and independent in their own home for longer.


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Uttlesford District Council

Uttlesford District Council
Specialist Exercise Classes

A Community Physiotherapist will attend the first session handover. All classes are attended and supervised by qualified Level 4 instructors. Each client will work to their targets using specially designed gym programmes and home exercise recommendations.

 


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Uttlesford District Council

Uttlesford District Council
The Garden Room (Saffron Walden Day Centre)

The Garden Room is based in the delightful setting of Jubilee Gardens, in the centre of Saffron Walden. The centre is warm and inviting and is an ideal location to enjoy a coffee and cake, or home cooked lunch with friends or make new friends. Occasional activities and events are held.


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Uttlesford District Neighbourhood Watch

Uttlesford District Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch

To provide advice and support relating to crime prevention, reducing the fear of crime, and assisting in the detection of crime by providing timely information to the police.


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Uttlesford Nordic Walking

Uttlesford Nordic Walking
Nordic Walks

Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking. It is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or rambling. In order to gain maximum benefit it is essential to learn the correct technique from a qualified instructor. These regular Nordic Walks are for adults who have completed basic training with the Uttlesford District Council Nordic Walking Instructor. 

 


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Victim Support

Victim Support
Victim/Witness Service

Victim Support is the independent national charity for all victims and witnesses across England and Wales. We provide free and confidential emotional support as well as information/help dealing with the Criminal Justice System. Other services include:

- Practical help to sort out the problems crime can cause

- The Witness Service can give support to victims and witnesses before, during and after a trial

- The service we offer to domestic abuse victims is provided by specially trained volunteers.


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Voluntary Action Epping Forest

Voluntary Action Epping Forest
Home Safety

The Voluntary Action Home Safety project is a falls prevention service  for age 65+ which covers the Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford district and aims to reduce the number of falls by older people in their homes. Referrals should not be from the individual but form health and social care professionals who have visited the property. 

For internal and external falls prevention. Preventing falls inside the home and accessing their property from the outside also.


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Volunteer Centre Uttlesford

Volunteer Centre Uttlesford
Time Bank, Uttlesford

Exchanging your skills with other people is a great way to be part of your community. Time Bank is an exciting new way to offer help to others in your community by offering any skills you have. You can then exchange the time you spend, for help you may need yourself or you can donate your time to others in need - it is volunteering with a difference

 


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