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Internet that reaches the parts others cannot reach!

A recent press article highlighted the best and the worst of rural broadband provision across Norfolk and Waveney – read all about it at https://bit.ly/2R0WtE9 

Combat the winter heating blues with ThinkingFUEL!

With the colder weather and longer nights upon us, the cost of heating oil is a big worry for many people who live in ‘off-gas’ areas, so a Norfolk charity is encouraging consumers to save money by joining a collective buying scheme.

 

 

CAN Connect

The CAN Connect service is led by Community Action Norfolk and is part of a range of services accross Norfolk aimed at reducing loneliness and isolation. The services can help individuals connect with people and activities in their commmunity as well as providing a range of support to help them achieve their goals. The service can also provide support for the community itself. Helping organisations and people make the places we live, stronger, friendlier and more resilient. 

The importance of community transport

For many people, community transport is their only means of getting to and from a medical appointment. It plays an important part in tackling social isolation, maintaining well-being and enabling people to access health services.
 

Norfolk Community Transport Association Needs You!

Thousands of people across Norfolk rely on volunteer drivers to help them get out and about and do everyday things that most of us take for granted. A simple trip to the shops or a routine appointment at the doctors can be complicated, if not impossible, for some people without the support of a volunteer driver.

Anybody can become a volunteer and drivers come from all walks of life – some are retired people who want to keep busy, others are students eager to gain valuable work experience. Norfolk Council Council administers a county-wide community transport scheme and welcomes volunteer drivers in every location.

Thedrivers find it a rewarding way to spend their free time because they know what a significant difference they are making to the lives of others.

Philip, 58, says: “I looked forward to retiring but was determined to keep my life as active and busy as it had always been. It’s very rewarding to put my energy into helping people who, for whatever reason, find life a struggle. Not everybody can jump in the car and drive to the supermarket or to the doctors’ surgery, which is where I come in.”

Ifyou enjoy driving and have some spare time, you may be just the person they are looking for.  Register your interest at https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/volunteering/c...

Smart Meters - Smart Energy GB

Did you know that even though you are off mains gas you can get a smart meter for your electricity supply?

West Norfolk drop-in advice clinics

In October and November Community Action Norfolk (CAN) will be holding free drop-in info sessions across West Norfolk for any voluntary and community groups that need practical support.

‘Active Citizens Together’ - an event for European citizens living in King's Lynn

Are you a European citizen living in Kings Lynn? Would you like to meet and discuss with others how to be more involved in local activities? Come along to an ‘Active Citizens’ workshop on Wednesday 21st September.

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