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Update on Home Shield Referrals

As advised at the Steering Group meeting on 7 December, Norfolk County Council operates three separate referral mechanisms, one of which is Home Shield.  This is inefficient and has been reviewed in light of the budgetary savings required of the council.  On average, less than 8 referrals per month come through the Home Shield scheme and this, combined with the administrative and IMT resources required to maintain the referral form, mean that the scheme is very costly and unviable.

Shaping a Care Association for Norfolk: Initial Survey Findings

Since July 2018, the provider-led Executive Steering Group have overseen a consultation process.

Cromer Good Neighbour Scheme

Who knows a community better than the people who live there?

Surveys show that Norfolk people want to see more community spirit in their towns and villages and more support for the most vulnerable. This is why Community Action Norfolk (CAN) has supported the set-up of around twenty Good Neighbour Schemes around the county. 

Social prescribing - helping people find health solutions in their community

Social prescribing is a way of enabling GPs, nurses and other health professionals to help people find non-medical solutions to personal health issues. It’s an holistic approach, which looks at the mental and physical needs of the person as a whole, not just the symptoms of a particular illness.

Social Prescribing and Community Based Support

The NHS have published a document, Social Prescribing and Community Based Summary Guide,

Primary Care Network and GP Contracts

A briefing on the Primary Care Network and the five year GP contracts was given as part of a meeting of the STP (Sustainable Transformation Partnership) Primary Care Programme Board.  

Population Health Management

Population Health Management will be a core part of the NHS’s approach to health systems.

Fast broadband needed? There’s a 21st century answer right here in Norfolk

Around 92% of locations across Norfolk can receive fast broadband. That’s around 24 Mbps. And Better Broadband for Norfolk is working hard to increase that figure. You can check broadband availability in your area at  www.betterbroadbandnorfolk.co.uk.  That’s if you can get broadband in the first place of course…

Love where you live - 52 almost painless good things your community could do in 2019…..

Communities are places where people of all ages and backgrounds live, socialise and thrive. We’re not suggesting you try to do all these things at the same time! If however you’d like some advice and guidance about how to plan, organise and manage community activities and projects, contact us. In the meantime, read on.....

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