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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. 

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. 

Did you know that applying to the Big Lottery Fund is now easier?

If you are looking for funding for over £10,000 and your project helps to:-

  • Shape the spaces and places in your local community,
  • Strengthens relationships and brings people together or
  • Enables people to work together to address issues at the earliest possible stage,

Then did you know that the Big Lottery Fund has a new way of working?

Update from the Sustainable Transformation Partnership (STP)` Oversight Group

An update from the STP (Sustainable Transformation Partnership) Oversight Group has been published, including the following:

  • Preparations for winter pressures.
  • 'Flu vaccinations.
  • Review of mental health services for adults.
  • Improving the sustainability of our hospital services. 

Proposals for a single management team for the five CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney

The five CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney have decided to appoint a single Accountable Officer and create one ‘joint executive team’ structure for Norfolk and Waveney. A proposal to formally approve this will be made to each of the CCG’s Governing Bodies when they meet in public in November.

Sustainable Transformation Partnership Interim Chief Operating Officer Appointed

Julie Cave, Managing Director at NSFT, is going to be seconded to work with the STP (Sustainable Transformation Partnership) as the Interim Chief Operating Officer. Julie has nearly 30 years’ experience working across the NHS and has significant senior financial and operational expertise, including having worked at both the NNUH (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital) and JPUH (James Paget University Hospital).

Resource: Advance Care Planning for people with dementia

My future wishes: Advance Care Planning (ACP) for people with dementia in all care settings is an NHS guide for those working with people living with dementia.

Resource: People Growing Older with Learning Disabilities Guidance

NICE have published guidelines on how to provide care and support the needs of people growing older with learning disabilities, and their families and carers. 

Resource: Benefit Mythbuster - fact - checking myths and misconceptions about universal credit

Benefit Mythbuster is an online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about universal credit.

Resource: Guidance for working with bereaved families and carers

Guidance has been published for NHS Trusts and services commissioned by the NHS on how they should support and engage with families and carers of people who have died in their care.

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