Working with others

WECAN’s ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for the people of West Essex by bringing together the wide diversity and expertise of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

To achieve this, collaboration and partnering have been at the heart of our mission and purpose, whether that is working with statutory commissioners to respond to the challenges of public sector reform, or creating a way for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSEs) to deliver imaginative and effective services across West Essex.

Each of the individual organisations have a strong track record of collaborative working – with each other, as in the West Essex Community Sheds initiative, and with others such as Rainbow’s work with Harlow Chamber of Commerce on the Business Engagement project.

These collaborations bring together skills and perspectives that are complemented by more efficient use of use resources.

As a collective of infrastructure organisations, WECAN is ideally placed to understand and respond to local challenges that are not being addressed by others.