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Charities and community organisations – closing down vs other options: Part 2 - Ashwellthorpe

This is Part 2 of last week's article about other options when Charities and Community Organisations might be considering closing down.  You can read Part 1 here.

Hethersett Hall - activities for residents during lockdown

Life has been exceptionally difficult for residents of care homes over the past year, with COVID-19 making visits from friends and family impossible. Only recently have we seen restrictions lifting enough such that visitors can once again be welcomed in. 

Charities and community organisations – closing down vs other options: Part 1

More than 60 per-cent of community groups across England and Wales have been forced to reduce their services or close completely because of the pandemic, whilst two-thirds say need has increased in their communities. Closure can, however, be a positive move however, often arising from positive circumstances. And there are often other options. 

‘We do housing differently’: Eastern Community Homes launch

Eastern Community Homes officially launched last month with an online event over three days.  ‘Eastern Community Homes: We Do Housing Differently’ saw more than 450 delegates booked in to hear a range of expert speakers share their experiences and projects.

Norfolk Energy Switch - helping West Norfolk consumers make real savings on their electricity and gas bills

Energy switching is not a new idea - but 50% of householders have not switched in the last three years. This means their supplier defaults them onto a ‘Standard Variable Tariff’, which typically is the most expensive. No-one should have to pay more than they need to. Collective energy switching uses the bargaining power of a large group of residents to get them a competitive offer. 

Strumpshaw Community Hall – launching in lockdown and looking to the future

Village and community halls everywhere have felt keenly the impact of COVID-19 on their ability to provide social and recreational events. For many the ongoing lack of income has presented a tangible financial crisis. How much more so then, for a brand-new community hall, whose planned launch coincided with the first pandemic lockdown in March 2020? 

FREE energy costs awareness training for VCSE staff and volunteers

We’re delivering just three more of our popular FREE online training sessions for frontline staff and volunteers working with the most vulnerable residents in our communities. 

The Feed: preventing poverty, hunger and homelessness during Covid - and beyond

The Feed is a not-for-profit social enterprise providing catering services, with a very clear mission to prevent poverty, hunger and homelessness in Norwich.  

Keeping vulnerable people warm and safe in their homes – FREE training for frontline workers and volunteers

With the new lockdown, even more people will be having to stay at home and turn on their heating – if they can afford to. Now more than ever it’s important to raise awareness to vulnerable consumers of how to stay warm, how to use less energy, and how to pay less.   Are your staff and volunteers aware of the support available? CAN is offering free 90-minute online training to help people provide support and information where needed.

ThinkingFuel: buying heating oil collectively – and helping the community at the same time

Many of you reading this will know about ThinkingFuel, our collective heating oil buying scheme. And you’ll know that the aim is to help support householders across Norfolk who depend on heating oil to heat their homes, and for whom the unregulated cost of heating oil is a constant worry.  

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