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I am (really not) okay - Norfolk County Council and partners launch campaign to reduce suicides

The onset of Winter can herald the start of a difficult time for some,  and with suicides higher in Norfolk than the UK average (particularly in men), Norfolk County Council’s Public Health  and a range of partners  are working together to ensure the information and resources are there for vulnerable people, their families and professionals.

New Mencap Learning Disability Action Group launching in December (Norwich)

Mencap are running a new group for people with a learning disability in Norwich.

Resources: Norfolk County Council's Health Information Leaflet Service

The Health Information Leaflet Service (HILS) provides free, good quality health information leaflets and posters for professionals working in voluntary and statutory agencies within Norfolk. 

Home Library Service - Books and Audiobooks delivered to your door

The Royal Voluntary Service's Home Library Service delivers books to people who are unable to leave home

Could your service users benefit from The Joy of Food - Cookery Skills Courses in Norfolk?

Joy of Food, in conjunction with Norfolk Community Learning Services, is open to individuals over 19 years old, or demonstartion "taster" sessions for younger groups.

Will Aid - Professional Will writing services available throughout November

Throughout November people can have a basic Will written by a participating solicitor, who will waive their Will writing fee, whilst inviting clients to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid for the service.

The Tricky Period - a Norwich Libraries' Initiative

The Tricky Period project is a new project providing free sanitary products to homeless women and women on low incomes.  

Resources: Helping Your Community Grow - Support for outdoor spaces

Dobbies Garden Centres offer plants, gardening equipment and support (non-financial) to community organisations who are restoring an outdoor space.

Grants for individuals for specialist and/or medical equipment

The Hospital Saturday Fund offers full or partial grants to individuals for specialist and / or medical equipment.

Resource - Entitled To – Benefits Calculator

Entitled To is an online benefits calculator to help people find out anonymously what benefits they can claim

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