West Essex Can

Delivering West Essex contracts and securing West Essex grants

Job Vacancy – United in Kind Coach Uttlesford

WECAN (West Essex Community Action Network) is a Social Enterprise formed by the 3 long-standing VCSE infrastructure agencies servicing West Essex (Council for Voluntary Services Uttlesford, Rainbow Services, and Voluntary Action Epping Forest). We are recruiting a United in Kind…

Gifted books distributed to Dunmow Dementia Cafe

Since becoming the Utttlesford United in Kind Coach in September 2019, Kim, has been supporting the Dunmow Dementia Cafe.  This group has been up and running from June 2019 and has 30+ members.  The club offers tea, chat, friendship and…

Devicesdotnow are getting people online with a little help from WECAN

United In Kind Coach Nick, from WECAN Epping Forest, has been helping local people to get online through a national initiative called #DevicesDotNow. The scheme was set up by Good Things Foundation and it provides brand-new Levono tablets and internet…

Our Harlow United in Kind Coach Sarah would like to share her experience of isolation and loneliness

“My journey began four years ago when I became ill. I woke up one day and found my life had changed. I struggled to go to work and this became harder and harder as time went by until I eventually…

World Loneliness Week – 15th to 19th June 2020

Research has shown that one in five people experience loneliness at some time, and kindness could be a tool in tackling the problem By supporting our communities, we hope that many more people will be   inspired to volunteer or take…

How our United in Kind Coaches are making a difference in West Essex

Harlow United in Kind Coach Sarah tells us about Jeff: “Jeff (60) is a carer for over 20 years. He had given up work to take care of his mother. As time went by, Jeff became isolated from his friends…

Essex Resilience Course Launched

The Essex Coronavirus Action Group have launched a course called Essex Resilience to help everyone try and cope with the added pressure and stress that the Coronavirus outbreak has brought – it will also help you identify some of the…

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…

New Online Loneliness and Isolation Tool

A new isolation and loneliness awareness raising workshop has been launched You need to register to complete it, and then in can be done in your own time.  Once completed you can either print your own certificate or send a…

Working in partnership with Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport have recycled their coffee granules and converted them into coffee logs WECAN employee Kim Clark (our United in Kind Coach for Uttlesford) has been working with the team at Stansted Airport to find a way of changing something…