A community hub
The aim of TouchPoint Stansted is to help connect people who need support with those that can offer it, in a friendly and welcoming place. Our community has so much to offer in terms of skills, knowledge and experience!
At the heart of our centre is the TouchPoint Community Café. It is a friendly and relaxing spot, open on Thursdays from 10am-5pm, and Fridays from 8.30am to 12pm.
We host regular sessions with partner organisations including those able to advise on debt management and budgeting, access to employment and developing digital skills. We are delighted that other community support, interest and hobby groups will also be able to continue using the centre as a base. Keep checking back for updates and follow us on Facebook for the latest news!
We are also lucky to have a wonderful community garden, cared for entirely by volunteers. It’s a tranquil spot perfect to relax and unwind in and is open to all to enjoy. If you are interested in getting involved in the care and maintenance of the garden, whether you are an expert or a complete novice, get in touch!
Meet the team
TouchPoint Stansted is a team of volunteers with links to the local community. We are always happy to hear from people who would like to join us – don’t worry, you don’t have to appear on the website! Contact us if you would like to find out how to get involved.
I have lived in Stansted since I was three, enjoying the community that surrounded me as I grew up. I wanted to get involved with TouchPoint because the past year has been unpredictable and isolating and this project will provide a place for the community to come together and bring some stability back into our lives.
I’ve lived in Stansted for 20 years, brought up my two children here and started my own business as a nail technician. I’ve also worked part time at Stansted Day Centre for the last 13 years cooking hearty hot meals for the elderly residents of the village, whom I’ve got to know and love.
I’m passionate about being able to continue helping our elderly residents, and anyone in need of help and support, after such a difficult time – even if it’s just to sit down for a cuppa and a chat. I’ve seen how small acts of kindness can make a huge difference to people’s lives.
I’m thrilled to be part of the Touchpoint team and can’t wait to welcome people back again!
I have spent most of my working life in large accountancy firms, and now run my own specialised tax consulting business. I’m very pleased to be part of TouchPoint to provide commercial and strategic experience, in particular because I’ve often seen how relatively small changes can make big differences – in this case developing and connecting facilities and services with
people who can derive great value from them. We’ve lived and brought up our family in Stansted for some 25 years and believe implicitly that strong communities are good for everyone. That, at heart, is what TouchPoint is designed to achieve.
For most of my career I led a business focussed around employment, team building and mentoring. I have also been an active volunteer and trustee in the charitable sector supporting those who are dealing with issues such as unemployment, homelessness and hardship.
Having lived in Stansted for over 20 years I’m a big believer in the strength of our community spirit. I see TouchPoint as a great opportunity to keep improving our shared experiences as a community and the support we offer each other.
I have lived in Stansted for nearly 30 years and think it is a great community with lots to offer. My background is in pensions and compliance but now I am winding down on the work front, I am very excited to be a part of Touchpoint. I think Touchpoint will bring a positive offering of support in these difficult times and in the future.
If you would like to find out more or get involved, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.