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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.

#VillageHallsWeek Resource: Hiring out your village hall

The village hall checklist for you to use when hiring out your village hall

The importance of community transport

For many people, community transport is their only means of getting to and from a medical appointment. It plays an important part in tackling social isolation, maintaining well-being and enabling people to access health services.
 

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. 

Community Led Planning

Community Led Housing is commonly used to describe homes that are developed and/or managed by local people or residents, in not for profit organisational structures. There are a range of models that can be adopted including self-help housing, Co-housing, co-operatives and tenant controlled housing, Community Land Trusts (CLTs).

Volunteering and Benefits Guidance

NCVO has published guidance for potential volunteers who are concerned that volunteering could affect their state benefits.  

NHS Health Advocacy in Norfolk

The NHS Complaints Advocacy service is free, confidential, and independent of the NHS and, in Norfolk, is provided by a partnership of Age UK Norfolk, Equal Lives, Community Action Norfolk and POhWER.  It’s free, independent and confidential.

Managing and retaining volunteers - advise for VCSE organisations

Recruiting and retaining volunteers is a key issue for many VCSE organisations.

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?

Community Action Norfolk's Work to Reduce Fuel Poverty in Norfolk

Community Action Norfolk has been funded by British Gas Energy Trust’s Healthy Home Fund to support its work on fuel poverty in Norfolk.  

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