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Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Norfolk and Waveney Health and Social Care is Submitted

A Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Health and Social Care Services in Norfolk and Waveney has been submitted to NHS England.  

Norfolk County Council's Market Engagement - Working together in the changing landscape of social care in Norfolk

Norfolk County Council held three workshops for providers of social care services, in order to involve them in informing and shaping the way that the sector and the Council could work together to provide services in the future.

Norfolk Community Transport Association Needs You!

Thousands of people across Norfolk rely on volunteer drivers to help them get out and about and do everyday things that most of us take for granted. A simple trip to the shops or a routine appointment at the doctors can be complicated, if not impossible, for some people without the support of a volunteer driver.

Anybody can become a volunteer and drivers come from all walks of life – some are retired people who want to keep busy, others are students eager to gain valuable work experience. Norfolk Council Council administers a county-wide community transport scheme and welcomes volunteer drivers in every location.

Thedrivers find it a rewarding way to spend their free time because they know what a significant difference they are making to the lives of others.

Philip, 58, says: “I looked forward to retiring but was determined to keep my life as active and busy as it had always been. It’s very rewarding to put my energy into helping people who, for whatever reason, find life a struggle. Not everybody can jump in the car and drive to the supermarket or to the doctors’ surgery, which is where I come in.”

Ifyou enjoy driving and have some spare time, you may be just the person they are looking for.  Register your interest at https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/volunteering/c...

NHS England Involvement Hub - A resource for public engagement

The NHS England Involvement Hub has been launched to allow users access to a range of NHS resources and guides for public engagement.

Save the Date - West Norfolk Voluntary Sector Conference 2016

Community Action Norfolk are holding their second West Norfolk Conference for Norfolk’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.   

Market Shaping and Norfolk County Council's Market Position Statement

The Care Act 2014 aims to modernise adult social care law. Section 5 of the Act creates a general duty for local authorities to promote diversity and quality in the market of care and support providers for people in their local area. This is called Market Shaping and it is important as its function is to ensure the increasing demand for care and support services and changing expectations about choices in the type and quality of services that people in Norfolk want can be satisfied.

Smart Meters - Smart Energy GB

Did you know that even though you are off mains gas you can get a smart meter for your electricity supply?

West Norfolk Advice Hub

Residents of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk can access free, confidential advice and information on debt, housing and general problems, with new initiative funded by the Borough Council and led by Community Action Norfolk.

Health and Social Care in Norfolk and Waveney and the Sustainability and Transformation Plan

All local NHS are required by NHS England to produce a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) outlining how they  working to ensure that they are able to provide safe, sustainable local services.  A report has been submitted to NHS England in June 2016 outlining how the work is progressing to develop an STP for Norfolk and Waveney.

West Norfolk drop-in advice clinics

In October and November Community Action Norfolk (CAN) will be holding free drop-in info sessions across West Norfolk for any voluntary and community groups that need practical support.

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