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"We are a town united" - how one community has responded to the Coronavirus

At CAN we’ve seen the spectrum of community groups forming in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, seeking to help their vulnerable and isolated residents. We have, and are, helping many of them with safeguarding, insurance and legal advice and volunteer management, under the auspices of our existing Good Neighbour scheme network.

There are some inspiring examples of communities coming together during the Coronavirus pandemic, and one south Norfolk town has shown how it can be done. 

 

Operation No Cold Shoulder – tackling loneliness and social isolation in targeted areas of Norfolk

A project that combats loneliness and isolation in Norfolk has adapted swiftly to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Operation No Cold Shoulder offers free support to people in Dersingham and North King’s Lynn in the west of the county; Swaffham and Litcham in mid-Norfolk; Thetford, Fakenham and surrounding villages; and Mile Cross and Thorpe Hamlet in Norwich. 

Healthwatch Norfolk public engagement survey

Healthwatch Norfolk have  launched a public survey which asks participants broadly about their experience of accessing information, care and support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Big Switch and Save - helping consumers make genuine savings on their electrcity and gas bills

It's estimated that, during the Coronavirus pandemic, UK households are spending an extra 25 per-cent on their electrcity usage and an additional 17 per-cent on gas.   Now is a good time to seriously look at switching energy provider to get  a better deal.

The cost of living in a rural area

People living in rural areas are having to spend thousands more on household essentials such as groceries, electricity and petrol 

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’. 

Friday 14th February is Love West Norfolk Day!

Friday 14th February is Love West Norfolk day! It’s an opportunity for people who love West Norfolk to shout loudly and proudly about what a great place it is to live, invest, work, play and live in.

Breckland announces new empty home strategy

Breckland Council has announced a new Empty Homes support programme to help bring long-term residential properties back into use.

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