Charities and Volunteering

Alzheimer’s Society

t: 0333 150 3456   


If you need dementia support, we're here for you. We know dementia affects everyone differently. So whether you, a.. read more

Cafe Clare - Saffron Walden

The Jubilee Hub, Jubilee Gardens, Hill Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 3EH

t: 01279 773700   


Opening hours: 10.00-12.00 T

Come and join us at our friendly Café Clare, where you can enjoy a warm welcome alongside a free cup.. read more

Compassionate Neighbours (St Clare)

St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, CM17 9JX

t: 01279 594471   


Compassionate Neighbours is a project to help reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst people living in the community, who are.. read more

Crocus Sapphires (previously Lioness Club)

t: 01799 526846 Angela Howard   

Opening hours: 10.00 1st Tue of month

To enjoy fun and friendship with like-minded individuals whilst serving the needs of our local community and the wider world... read more

Dig It

m: 07835 960465   


Dig It Community Allotment runs regular activity sessions at our allotment site where volunteers can come and learn about food.. read more

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)

Church Lane, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6AB

t: 01223 800800   


We support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Home-Start Essex (Uttlesford)

t: 01245 847410.   


Opening hours: 09.00-17.00 M-F

• General Information - Home-Start Essex is a leading family support charity working across Essex to build the confidence and skills.. read more

Lions Club of Saffron Walden (NOT THE LOAN SCHEME)

t: 0345 833 9546   


This Club is part of the largest charitable service organisation in the world and concentrates on delivering local support for.. read more

Mind in West Essex

Uttlesford Community Hub, 45 Stortford Rd., Great Dunmow and 1&2 Bakehouse Court, 19 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AT

t: 0800 755 5173   


Opening hours: Telephone availability: Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5pm, Crisis alternatives 4-11pm

Our Vision is for West Essex to be a place where people talk openly and positively about mental health, and.. read more


t: 0800 783 0518   f: Whatsapp on 07824 708897   


MS-UK is here to support anyone affected by MS on every step of their MS journey with the services we.. read more

Namaste Dementia Support (St Clare)

St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, CM17 9JX

t: 0753 403 1702   


Namaste Dementia Care is a free, personalised service for people living with advanced dementia, who are in the communities of.. read more

Noakes Grove Nature Reserve

Redgates Lane, Sewards End, Essex, CB10 2LW


Opening hours: Open to the public all the time

Small nature reserve in Sewards End, managed for the benefit of wildlife and the local community. read more

RSPCA Danaher Animal Home

Thorley Farm, Hedingham Road, Wethersfield, CM7 4EP

t: 0300 111 4321   m: Report cruelty to 0300 1234 999   


Opening hours: 10.00-17.00 M-Su (Closed W)

Animal rehoming centre.

Royal British Legion

t: 01799 513186   m: 07957 591331   

Opening hours: 3rd Tues at The Kings Arms

Anyone can join the Royal British Legion, not just ex-servicemen but as an organisation it offers support to any ex-service.. read more

Saffron Walden Almshouses

t: 01799 513914   


Founded in 1400 to provide accommodation for the ‘poor and needy’ of the local community, the King Edward VI Almshouses.. read more

Saffron Walden Bereavement Cafe (St Clare)

Salvation Army, 5 Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, CB10 1AG

t: 01279 945089   


Opening hours: 1st & 3rd Thurs of month. 10.00-11.30

Bereavement Café aims to connect local, bereaved people in Saffron Walden together, to support each other through grief and loss.

Saffron Walden Mencap Society

t: 01799 521598   m: 07973 552262   

Local charity for people with learning disability. We provide some social life, support and advice for our members around Uttlesford.

Side.. read more

Saffron Walden Museum Society Ltd

t: 01799 527546   


Members welcome to help support the Museum, have free entry to the Museum during opening hours and private viewing of.. read more

Saffron Walden Youth Outreach Project

t: 01799 525205   

Registered Charity 1051335 promoting facilities and services for young people in Saffron Walden.

St Clare Hospice

Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JX

t: 01279 773700   


Opening hours: 24/7

St Clare Hospice is a charity providing specialist palliative care to improve the lives of people living with a terminal.. read more

St Clare Hospice GriefLine

t: 01279 945089   


Opening hours: 09.00-17.00 M,W,F; 08.00-20.00 T,Th

GriefLine is a free local resource offering emotional telephone support across West Essex and East Herts to anyone struggling with.. read more

Support 4 Sight

t: 01799 588897   


Opening hours: 09.30-14.30 M–F

Offering information, advice and guidance on all matters related to sight loss.

Demonstrations of the latest low vision aids are.. read more

Theatre Inspiring Change

t: 07909 960490   

Multi award- winning, inclusive theatre company, making theatre to challenge hate and prejudice, and creating equity and inclusion to make.. read more

Toe Beans Cat Rescue

t: 07436 285 029   

Opening hours: Always open

Rescuing, rehoming and reuniting cats and kittens. read more

UCAN – Uttlesford Community Action Network

t: 01371 404474   


Opening hours: Phones 09.00-16.30

Uttlesford Community Action Network (previously known as the Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford – or CVSU) is a registered charity.. read more

UCAN Volunteer Centre

Uttlesford District Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4ER

t: 01799 510525/510524   


Opening hours: 09.00-14.00 M-Th; 10.00-12.00 F

UCAN Volunteer Centre has three main roles:

to enable people wanting to volunteer to find suitable opportunities and to support them

to.. read more

Uttlesford Citizens Advice

Barnards Yard, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4EB

t: 01799 618840. (local office number)   


Opening hours: 9.30-15.30 M.T.Th.F.(Wednesdays by appointment only)

The Uttlesford Citizens Advice offers a free, impartial and independent service, with a wide range of support available from general.. read more

Uttlesford Foodbank

Stansted House, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, CB11 3AQ

t: 07531 436335   


Opening hours: 14.00-16.00 M,W,F

We believe that nobody should go hungry and are here to help anyone during periods of need. To get a.. read more

Uttlesford Frontline

C/O Citizens Advice, Barnards Yard, Saffron Walden, CB11 4EB

t: 01799 618855   


Opening hours: 09.30-16.00 M-F

Web based platform to help access health and wellbeing services in Uttlesford.


Victim Support

t: 08 08 16 89 111 - support line   


Need help after crime?

Get in touch anytime for independent, free, and confidential advice. Call the support line or go.. read more

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