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Adapting to the pandemic – The Matthew Project

We have in recent weeks featured encouraging examples of how VCSE organisations have adapted and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it is apparent that the voluntary sector, though hard-pressed at times, has proved to be remarkably resilient in changing service delivery to meet clients’ needs.

NHS Complaints Advocacy – resolving concerns about medical treatment

Our National Health Service is rated best in the developed world for safety, affordability and efficiency, according to US-based Commonwealth Fund. Very occasionally however something goes wrong and needs resoving - which is where NHS Complaints Advocacy can help.

One less lonely voice is a triumph – combatting social isolation

Loneliness Awareness Week (15th to 19th June) is highlighting one of the great social scourges of our modern society.  Community Action Norfolk is at the forefront of combating social isolation across our county, with a range of projects encouraging and enabling individuals to become involved in activities in their local communities.  

Professional training for new Primary Care Network (PCN) link workers

Recognition of Community Action Norfolk’s experience in the planning and delivery of Social Prescribing has led to us being commissioned by NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver professional support and training to the new Primary Care Network Social Prescribing Service. 

Good Neighbour Response Schemes in action - a close-knit community gets closer still

Like many Norfolk parishes, Great Hockham is a close-knit community – and has become even more so during the Coronavirus pandemic. Community-spirited individuals got together early in the crisis, determined to help and support the vulnerable residents in and around their village.  They contacted CAN via the Parish Council, knowing that through our existing Good Neighbour Scheme network we would be able to offer advice and practical support in setting up a structure, quickly and effectively. 

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.

Adult Social Services Covid-19 update 18th May

Community Action Norfolk are sharing this from Norfolk County Council Adult Social Services, please contact them directly with any queries.

Guidance for Opening Halls for Pre-School Use

ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) have published guidance for halls and community buildings who are planning how to safely re-open for use by pre-schools. 

The guidance covers requirements for hall committees as well as those for pre-schools.  There are FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and a checklist for halls to use before re-opening.

The guidance can be found by clicking here

Covid-19 Stakeholder Briefing from NHS in Norfolk and Waveney

The update includes:

  • Testing for key workers and care home staff.
  • Advice for parents and carers on spotting serious illness
  • Online counselling for young people.
  • Mental health support for adults
  • Keeping people in touch
  • Experiences of care

Bereavement in the time of COVID-19

Dealing with bereavement is never easy. It’s even harder during this difficult period, with separation from loved ones at the most crucial time. Norfolk County Council, together with the Working Together partnership, is offering a 30-minute wellbeing telephone support call to anyone registering a death.

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