Community Builder


Community Builder Scheme

Connecting the people of South Uttlesford

The Community Builder Scheme is an exciting new way of re-connecting community members with their neighbourhood

We simply want to enable more South Uttlesford residents to engage with each other so that they can create stronger and even more vibrant local communities.


What our Community Builders do:

  •  Offer free one to one support for older community members and local groups
  • Assist older people in exploring and accessing social activities
  • Signpost residents to locally available support
  • Raise community awareness of loneliness and social isolation
  • Help establish new clubs, groups and activities initiated/ suggested by local residents
  • Provide free community engagement training for emerging local leaders
  • Link together local people, organisations, charities and businesses


Become a Community Connector 

  • Would you like to see your neighbourhood grow stronger and happier?
  • Are you already an active member of your community or would like to become one?
  • Would you like to share your skills, knowledge and talents with others?
  • Would you like to start volunteering?
  • Have you thought about starting a new project in your local area?
  • Or perhaps you know someone in your community who would benefit from our support?

If you answered ‘YES’ to any of the above please get in touch with your CVSU Local Community Builder.

If you know a local group or activity that is accessible for older residents please let us know about it and we will add it to our online directory


Connect better with your local Community

If  you’re 65 or over, live in the South Uttlesford area and you’d like to get out and about more but don’t know where to begin, we will provide you with the information of local activities, such as social clubs, befriending groups, members-led activities and  many more. We understand it is not always easy to feel confident doing things on your own and that’s why we will offer help and support so you can start participating in local activities. There are many groups and clubs we can help you engage with, so please don’t hesitate and contact your local Community Builder today.

Every referred person will receive personalised, one to one support, tailored to their needs, interests and abilities. Our service is available FREE of charge.

Download a referral form

Alternatively, if you or someone you know would benefit from the guidance of a Community Builder then please get in touch:

Call 01371 878400 or complete this initial contact form –

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