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Smart meters - helping consumers save on energy bills

A smart meter enables you to see how much energy you're using, as you use it, and how much it's costing you. 

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). 

CAN's innovative social prescribing work recognised at international awards ceremony

Community Action Norfolk was shortlisted for Best Local Project, awarded at the inaugural International Social Prescribing Awards held at the University of Westminster, London on 11th July.

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…

Engaging with older people living with cancer in Norfolk and Waveney

CAN was commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support to find out what support and information is available for people aged 60+ and their carers and families in Norfolk and Waveney’s rural communities.

A busy world can be the loneliest place

A busy world can be the loneliest place. And in a county of nearly 860,000 residents across 2,000 square miles it’s an everyday scenario for many people.

CAN Connect

The CAN Connect service is led by Community Action Norfolk and is part of a range of services across Norfolk aimed at reducing loneliness and isolation. The services can help individuals connect with people and activities in their community as well as providing a range of support to help them achieve their goals. The service can also provide support for the community itself.  Helping organisations and people make the places we live, stronger, friendlier and more resilient. 

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