Editorial
Council For Voluntary Service Uttlesford (CVSU)- 26 years of advising, supporting and developing the voluntary and community sector in Uttlesford.   hub outside  

The Uttlesford Community Hub is now open and what a great day – service users and other invited guests all thronged to the Community Hub to see Nick Alston Police & Crime Commissioner and Dan Bentley local Paralympian officially open the building after its brilliant ‘makeover’.

Based in Great Dunmow the six charities working from the Hub deliver services not just across West Essex but Essex itself.

The Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford, (CVSU) provides a range of services to strengthen and develop a thriving voluntary sector, including funding and development advice.

Voluntary Sector Training is a well -respected charity who offer a full programme of low cost training especially designed to meet the needs of people working within the voluntary sector across Essex.

ECVYS is an infrastructure support charity which represents youth charities, and many thousands of volunteers, across the whole of Essex.

Crossroads Care East Anglia operates in Norfolk and Suffolk as well as Uttlesford offering a range of services to carers, including young carers and those being cared for.

Uttlesford Carers work to support carers within Uttlesford District offering advice, support and opportunities for respite care to 200- 300 existing carers and are reaching more than a 100 new carers each year

West Essex Mind provides an extensive talking therapies service, facilitates social and creative activities and provides advocacy for people with mental health problems, across the West Essex area providing over 16,100 Talking Therapy sessions alone in the last year.

But not only is there all this information, advice and support under one roof – you can relax over a tea or coffee in the café area while you are there!

So come and see us all soon.

For more information please contact CVSU on 01371 878400.

The Old Police Station Mari Hinton, Uttlesford Carers and Di Tubby, CVSU Volunteer Opening of Uttlesford community Hub (photo courtesy of Archant) CVSU Chairman Cllr Eric Hicks, Chris Barrett Trustee and Sir Alan Haselhurst MP Chris Noakes a CVSU volunteer, using new laptop funded via Essex Community Foundation Janice Yates our new Business Administrator Di Tubby a valued CVSU volunteer for many years
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