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Sing Your Heart Out goes CIO!

An award-winning group of music workshops has worked with Community Action Norfolk (CAN) to successfully register with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

5 problems with broadband and mobile coverage in rural areas - MPs speak out

MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have highlighted the impact poor broadband and mobile continues to have on rural communities and businesses.

Free ATMs essential for rural and small town communities

Free-to-use ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) have been disappearing from rural communities and small towns for some time, along with bank branches moving out.

Social Prescribing - supporting people in finding non-clinical solutions to life's problems

Social Prescribing is a way of GPs and other health care professionals helping patients find non-clinical solutions to their health issues. Some encouraging examples are emerging in Breckland and West Norfolk, the areas covered by CAN.

Rural support groups disappointed by government’s response to House of Lords’ recommendations on rural strategies

The government has responded less than positively to many of the well-reasoned recommendations made in the House of Lords’ recent report on rural strategies, according to national charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE). 

Isolated, unsupported and unprotected - domestic abuse in rural Britain

The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) has published a report into domestic abuse in rural Britain, the result of an 18-month intensive research project.

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…

With ThinkingWISP you don't have to wait for broadband to come to your door!

Government minister promises superfast broadband for rural Norfolk homes by 2020 - but with ThinkingWISP you don't have to wait two years.

Tackling fuel poverty, and what is available to help you

Community Action Norfolk has been busy delivering training in tacking fuel poverty to front-line staff across the county. 

In case of emergency - Community Resilience Plans

Even though the county has some of the lowest rainfall in Britain, 42,500 homes in Norfolk are estimated to be at risk from flooding.  And we know that coastal erosion threatens the very existence of some homes.  How resilient is your community to these threats and others?

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