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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.

Adult Social Services Covid-19 update 18th May

Community Action Norfolk are sharing this from Norfolk County Council Adult Social Services, please contact them directly with any queries.

Guidance for Opening Halls for Pre-School Use

ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) have published guidance for halls and community buildings who are planning how to safely re-open for use by pre-schools. 

The guidance covers requirements for hall committees as well as those for pre-schools.  There are FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and a checklist for halls to use before re-opening.

The guidance can be found by clicking here

Beware the COVID scammers! New multi-agency campaign launched.

CAN has joined with other prominent public and voluntary sector agencies from across Norfolk to warn residents to be extra vigilant of new and existing scams during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Covid-19 Stakeholder Briefing from NHS in Norfolk and Waveney

The update includes:

  • Testing for key workers and care home staff.
  • Advice for parents and carers on spotting serious illness
  • Online counselling for young people.
  • Mental health support for adults
  • Keeping people in touch
  • Experiences of care

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. 

Running an effective 'virtual' meeting

Working from home under lockdown has become the ‘new normal’ for many voluntary and community organisations. Many of us are now learning to meet via video-link, and it brings new challenges in running an effective meeting!

 

Buy your heating oil from ThinkingFuel – with prices at a 4-year low!

Now’s the time to buy your heating oil.  Prices are at a four-year low and you can get a really good price from CAN's community oil buying scheme ThinkingFuel.

Changing your energy provider with Big Switch and Save

The COVID-19 lockdown means many of us are at home for most of the day.  We’re using more gas and electricity. And that means, ultimately, higher energy bills.  There’s never been a better time to think about changing energy provider and, after thinking about it, actually doing it.

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