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Cost of living support

Financial advice and emotional support on how you can ease the cost of living squeeze.

Employment, Economy, Skills, Environment and Transport (EESET) group

The EESET group aims to make Uttlesford a better place to work, do business in and to travel around.

Uttlesford is an affluent area with a highly educated population and low levels of unemployment.

There are a number of issues for the district. These are:

  • high levels of out-commuting leading to pressures on the infrastructure
  • some businesses expressing problems expanding within the district
  • equality and diversity issues e.g. disabled people in rural areas having difficulties accessing jobs
  • many business have difficulty recruiting people with certain skills

EESET also recognises the contribution that greater energy efficiency, use of renewable energy and recycling can make to meeting national and regional objectives relating to climate change.

Car ownership and use within the district is relatively high. The EESET group recognises the important role the car has in meeting transport and accessibility needs in this rural area and the challenge of promoting better use of public transport.

EESET in partnership

The Uttlesford Employment, Economy, Skills, Environment and Transport group is a working group of Uttlesford Futures. The group made up of a number of partners: 

Projects and resources

Volunteer Mentor Training programme

Over 20 people representing a range of volunteering organisations in Uttlesford attended a Volunteer Mentor Training programme run by the EESET group.

This free accredited mentor course, ran in partnership with Volunteer Uttlesford and Voluntary Sector Training, provided an opportunity to learn more about topics such as:

  • health and safety
  • risk assessments and lone working
  • safeguarding
  • mental health and disability awareness
  • coaching skills for supporting others, and mentoring practice