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Adapting to the pandemic – The Matthew Project

We have in recent weeks featured encouraging examples of how VCSE organisations have adapted and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it is apparent that the voluntary sector, though hard-pressed at times, has proved to be remarkably resilient in changing service delivery to meet clients’ needs.

NHS Complaints Advocacy – resolving concerns about medical treatment

Our National Health Service is rated best in the developed world for safety, affordability and efficiency, according to US-based Commonwealth Fund. Very occasionally however something goes wrong and needs resoving - which is where NHS Complaints Advocacy can help.

One less lonely voice is a triumph – combatting social isolation

Loneliness Awareness Week (15th to 19th June) is highlighting one of the great social scourges of our modern society.  Community Action Norfolk is at the forefront of combating social isolation across our county, with a range of projects encouraging and enabling individuals to become involved in activities in their local communities.  

Professional training for new Primary Care Network (PCN) link workers

Recognition of Community Action Norfolk’s experience in the planning and delivery of Social Prescribing has led to us being commissioned by NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver professional support and training to the new Primary Care Network Social Prescribing Service. 

"We are a town united" - how one community has responded to the Coronavirus

At CAN we’ve seen the spectrum of community groups forming in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, seeking to help their vulnerable and isolated residents. We have, and are, helping many of them with safeguarding, insurance and legal advice and volunteer management, under the auspices of our existing Good Neighbour scheme network.

There are some inspiring examples of communities coming together during the Coronavirus pandemic, and one south Norfolk town has shown how it can be done. 

 

Operation No Cold Shoulder – tackling loneliness and social isolation in targeted areas of Norfolk

A project that combats loneliness and isolation in Norfolk has adapted swiftly to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Operation No Cold Shoulder offers free support to people in Dersingham and North King’s Lynn in the west of the county; Swaffham and Litcham in mid-Norfolk; Thetford, Fakenham and surrounding villages; and Mile Cross and Thorpe Hamlet in Norwich. 

Adult Learning launches new online courses

Norfolk County Council’s Adult Learning has made many of its courses available online, as well as launching new online courses designed to keep people active, healthy and connected throughout the lockdown.

First Response – Mental Health Support Helpline for Norfolk and Suffolk

First Response is Norfolk and Suffolk NHS foundation Trust (NSFT)’s helpline for people experiencing mental health difficulties during the pandemic. 

Coronavirus / Covid-19 VCSE sector update

If you are (a) involved with a voluntary or community group or organisation (b) are thinking about volunteering or (c) wanting to start up a local help group in your community you'll find a wealth of good advice and guidance in our Norfolk VCSE Covid-19 update. 

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