Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

Our commitment to the community during the Coronavirus 2019 Outbreak

The people of Uttlesford, Harlow and Epping Forest, along with the rest of the county of Essex have been in lockdown for four weeks now.    This has proven to be a difficult time for many people in our community, who already isolated by geography are now self-isolating or shielding as a result of directives from GP’s and the NHS designed to keep them well.   Throughout this time our staff – the United in Kind Coaches for West Essex have been working alongside colleagues from CVS’s and District Councils to provide an emergency response to the current situation.   Kim, Sarah and Nick from WECAN have been hands-on in delivering essential food and services for people in our communities – making sure the most vulnerable can access basic food supplies, essential medicines, but also that they are receiving regular welfare calls to help our residents to still feel connected through kindness.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has come forward to volunteer during this crisis.   We have some weeks to go yet before we can start to think about lockdown being lifted, but we know with your continued support we can get through this crisis toegther.

Please follow Government advice – Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives.