What is the Saffron Walden Community Toolbox?
The Saffron Walden Community Toolbox is a new project for adults aged 18 plus. It is located in the heart of Saffron Walden, in a friendly community environment at Fairycroft House Arts & Media Centre.
The project evolved through talking with people from the local community and surrounding rural areas. Through talking and discovering more about peoples needs it became clear that regular gatherings to re-connect people would help to reduce isolation and improve mental health and general wellbeing. From this The Saffron Walden Community Toolbox was conceived with the sole aim of bringing people together through talking and creativity.
The main needs identified included the following:
-reduce lonliness and isolation
-develop resilience skills
-develop social skills
-improve mental health