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North Norfolk Writer’s Group – mutual support through creative writing

Our CANConnect project helps people in North Norfolk link with activities and like-minded people in their community, as well as providing support to help them identify and achieve their goals. We've been working closely with North Norfolk Writers' Group.

Helping Hands in Thorpe

Volunteers have been flocking to help vulnerable residents in the in Thorpe Hamlet and Thorpe St Andrew areas of Norwich. 

Norfolk VCSE Covid-19 Intelligence - Snapshot Report

This report is part of a series of documents looking at role of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Norfolk over the Covid-19 period, the impact of the pandemic on the VCSE sector and our beneficiaries and initial thinking about future direction and strategy. This report provides a snapshot of intelligence data at the 15th May 2020.

Good Neighbour Response Schemes in action - a close-knit community gets closer still

Like many Norfolk parishes, Great Hockham is a close-knit community – and has become even more so during the Coronavirus pandemic. Community-spirited individuals got together early in the crisis, determined to help and support the vulnerable residents in and around their village.  They contacted CAN via the Parish Council, knowing that through our existing Good Neighbour Scheme network we would be able to offer advice and practical support in setting up a structure, quickly and effectively. 

Volunteers’ Week 1st-7th June - a celebration of caring communities

This week (Monday 1st to Sunday 7th June) is Volunteers’ Week (link). celebrating the time, skills, experience and goodwill given by people up and down the UK.   

"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. 

 

Adapting and modifying VCSE services during COVID-19

Many of you reading this will know that at CAN we’ve been surveying the Norfolk VCSE sector to compile a measured and accurate picture of how voluntary organisations and groups across the county have been adapting and modifying approaches to working with their service users during the COVID-19 crisis. The responses have been channelled into helpful data which will ultimately help present the voice of the voluntary sector to commissioning authorities and to government itself.

Bereavement in the time of COVID-19

Dealing with bereavement is never easy. It’s even harder during this difficult period, with separation from loved ones at the most crucial time. Norfolk County Council, together with the Working Together partnership, is offering a 30-minute wellbeing telephone support call to anyone registering a death.

VCSE groups adapting to service delivery during COVID-19

We know that many voluntary and community groups are experiencing severe operating constraints currently, not least the inability to engage directly with clients and service users. One of the great characteristics of the VCSE sector, however, is the ability to adapt and improvise to meet the need. 

Good Neigbour Schemes at the forefront of community response

CAN’s long-standing network of Good Neighbour Schemes across Norfolk was well-placed to mobilise its members to respond quickly to local need = and the past few weeks have seen the Schemes welcome many new volunteers join in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

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