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Save the Date: Voluntary & Community Sector Conference - 13th November

This year the theme is ‘Managing Change: Supporting your organisation to adapt and respond’ and will provide important insights into trends that are, or will be, impacting VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) organisations, including changes in technology, funding and leadership.

Merger of Mind Associations in Norfolk

As a key stakeholder, we are writing to inform you that we are undertaking the formal process of merging the three Local Mind Associations in Norfolk, into one Mind.  The newly formed organisation, consisting of Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind, West Norfolk Mind and Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind will launch under the new name of Norfolk and Waveney Mind on 1 July 2019.

Combatting Loneliness and Social Isolation services in Norfolk - Overview

The impact of loneliness and social isolation is significant. To tackle this problem, Norfolk County Council adult social services, is investing in ways of preventing and reducing loneliness that address the barriers to people having the quality and quantity of social connections that they would like.  

Public Information Notice: Changes to how contributions to some adult care services are calculated

In November as part of our budget consultation we asked for views on our proposal to change the way we work out how much people need to pay towards their non-residential care services.

Our proposal was to change the Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG) for people under 65 and the amount of Personal Independent Payment (PIP) that some people can keep on top of their Minimum Income Guarantee.

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. 

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…

Norfolk and Waveney Sustainable Transformation Partnership Executive Briefing - February 2019

Here’s an update summarising the key issues discussed by the Norfolk and Waveney STP Executive at their meeting on 15 February 2019.

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