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1st draft of Norfolk and Waveney adult mental health strategy

We are pleased to let you know that the first draft of our strategy for adult mental health has just been published.

Funding: Heart of the Community Fund (Norwich) - No deadline

Applications are invited from Norwich projects to win one of three awards - £1,000, £500 or £250 to make a big difference locally. 

Get online for the New Year - Go wire-less with ThinkingWISP

Many households and businesses across Norfolk still cannot receive broadband by conventional means and even those with a fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) connection still experience poor service. 

Social Isolation Update as of 1st December

Social Isolation services have been commissioned across the county by Norfolk County Council and are open to people over 18, whose primary issue is loneliness.  

Resource: Living Paintings – Tactile and audio books

Living Paintings create and publish “Touch to See” books for blind and partially sighted people of all ages which are lent through a postal library.

Social Prescribing Update from 1st December

Social Prescribing services have been funded across the county to help people over 18 to improve their health and wellbeing by providing support and advice, beyond, or as an alternative to, medical intervention. 

Resource: The CATCH Project (Norwich and Broadland)

CATCH is a pilot project which offers some homes, businesses and schools installation of water butts or rain water planters free of charge in certain areas.  

Special Schools Plan

Norfolk County Council have approved plans to create more than 500 extra places in four new special schools and specialist bases within mainstream schools. 

Breaking Barriers - support for children and young people with familiy members in prison

Breaking Barriers is a free service that supports children of offenders through one-to-one sessions to break down some of the barriers that may prevent them from engaging with school or family, and from maintaining positive ties (as appropriate) with their imprisoned family member.

Report: Norfolk Community Foundation’s Our Impact 2017

Norfolk Community Foundation have published their report demonstrating the impact of their grant making in 2017.

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