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Adapting and modifying VCSE services during COVID-19

Many of you reading this will know that at CAN we’ve been surveying the Norfolk VCSE sector to compile a measured and accurate picture of how voluntary organisations and groups across the county have been adapting and modifying approaches to working with their service users during the COVID-19 crisis. The responses have been channelled into helpful data which will ultimately help present the voice of the voluntary sector to commissioning authorities and to government itself.

VCSE groups adapting to service delivery during COVID-19

We know that many voluntary and community groups are experiencing severe operating constraints currently, not least the inability to engage directly with clients and service users. One of the great characteristics of the VCSE sector, however, is the ability to adapt and improvise to meet the need. 

Good Neigbour Schemes at the forefront of community response

CAN’s long-standing network of Good Neighbour Schemes across Norfolk was well-placed to mobilise its members to respond quickly to local need = and the past few weeks have seen the Schemes welcome many new volunteers join in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

How is Norfolk’s VCSE sector managing the COVID-19 scenario?

We would appreciate your help in completing two key surveys, one or both of which may be relevant to your work scenario:

One survey helps us assess how the county’s voluntary, community and social enetrprise groups and organsiations are coping. The other is aimed specifically at community buildings and village halls.

Bodge, banter and brew at Wells-next-the-Sea Men’s Shed!

CANConnect grants have been awarded to community groups who are able to demonstrate a positive contribution to improving social engagement in their locality. Wells-next-the-Sea Men’s Shed put their grant to good use in buying their ‘shed’. 

Community venues measures to reduce single-use plastics

Hunstanton Town Council, as part of their aim to become a single use plastic free council, will be phasing out the use of single-use plastic products in all council activities during 2020.  

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