It is not surprising that we are even busier than usual as many households are becoming increasingly concerned about their financial situation. Our local charity is often the first point of call when people are worried about benefit entitlements, housing issues or money problems, or need advice about their rights at work, information about carers support or a referral to another community organisations such as Uttlesford Foodbank.
At times like these, people often ask us what they can do to help others who are struggling. Here are some suggestions, depending on your circumstances:
If you have some time to spare, please think about joining our amazing team of volunteers –you’ll make a real difference to people’s lives and have a positive impact on your community by giving information and advice that empowers people to tackle the root cause of their issues and find a way forward. We have lots of volunteer opportunities available!
Like many charities, we are finding funding challenging at the moment and we are having to make difficult choices about how we deliver our service. If you would like to make a donation to support our work, you will be helping to provide a lifeline for someone, by making sure a trained adviser is able to offer them the support they need. You can send donations to our office in Barnards Yard, Saffron Walden or donate online
If you are fortunate enough to be able to manage without your winter fuel allowance or would like to help another local person who can’t afford to heat their home this winter – you can make a donation to the ‘Uttlesford Share the Warmth Fund’ on Crowdfunder. The appeal will be live until 6th December – donations will be ring-fenced to assist local people in this cost of living crisis.
However you are able to help – your support is greatly appreciated.