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Norfolk VCSE and the Future

This document is part of a series of papers looking at the 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.

You may also like to read the Norfolk VCSE Covid-19 Intelligence - Snapshot Report to understand some of the key issues effecting the VCSE sector.

Rik's a Community Led Homes Accredited Adviser!

Rik Martin, our Development Manager, has been awarded status as a Community Led Homes Accredited Adviser, having completed an intensive course of training and study.

Local Department of Work and Pensions Support

You may be receiving enquiries from your service users about how to make a claim to Universal Credit, how to receive financial support whilst a 1st payment is due or any number of questions about maintaining or updating claim information. We would like to work with you to provide these customers the reassurance and answers they need.

Norfolk Guidance: Reporting an outbreak of COVID-19

We have made a change to how you report a suspected outbreak of COVID-19. This guidance note sets out the two actions you now need to take if your organisation has a suspected outbreak.

Take the Shorter Shower Challenge with Anglian Water

CAN is helping promote Anglian Water’s ‘Love Every Drop’ campaign, aimed at encouraging us to cut back on our use of water in our homes.

Know your trustees – Sole Trustees

We receive a lot of enquiries expressing confusion about the roles and responsibilities of different types of trustee. This is the second in our series of articles defining and explaining them. In this article we’ll be looking at Sole Trustees. It’s going to be complicated, so you might want to make a cup of tea or coffee before reading further!

Food and Beverage Buggies are FABB!

There are many community-based projects that have sprung up to help vulnerable people across Norfolk during the COVID pandemic. Others were already well-established and have proved their worth before and during these difficult times. CAN has been working with many such groups, and we are pleased to be working with FABB.

Cruse - supporting people coping with bereavement during COVID-19

Here at CAN we work with a wide variety of VCSE organisations, and during the COVID-19 pandemic have been busy gathering sector data on the impact on capacity to deliver. You can read more about that here

Know your trustees: Custodian Trustees

Many charities, keen to resume their activities and functions as effectively as possible, are planning ahead for cautious resumption of service delivery as the Coronavirus lockdown eases.  Here at CAN we are receiving a steady stream of enquiries from trustees for whom the situation has prompted some uncertainty about their precise roles as trustees. ‘Trustee’ is often seen as a generic word – but It’s not.

Mental Health Awareness training for NHS Link Workers

We have a full house for our Mental Health Awareness course on 21st, 27th and 29th July. The three half-day Zoom-based workshops will deliver the equivalent of Mental Health First Aid England’s course but very much with a localised focus.

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