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#VillageHallsWeek Resource - Trustees: knowing what type you have

Village Hall Week runs from 22nd to 25th January.  To support and celebrate our village halls we will be sharing an article every day during this week.

Internet that reaches the parts others cannot reach!

A recent press article highlighted the best and the worst of rural broadband provision across Norfolk and Waveney – read all about it at https://bit.ly/2R0WtE9 

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.

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