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Our Covid work with Good Neighbour Schemes & Mutual Aid

Over the weekend of the 14th March 2020, we saw several hundred Norfolk communities create new Mutual Aid Groups in response to the pandemic's effect on their communities.

This was our community spirit at its best. A process of forming groups that would normally take several months was accelerated into days. People were coming forward to help, who had never volunteered before. Whatever the legacy of the practical support that was delivered, the simple truth is “you can’t un-meet your neighbour” and this is hugely positive for our communities.

Safeguarding – what we all need to know and do

Everyone in the VCSE community should[JC1] [SN2]  be aware of the need for vigilance and protecting the vulnerable – and understand the requirements and implications of safeguarding.  Every VCSE organisation delivering charitable activities has a duty to safeguard volunteers, staff, hirers, adults, children and young people, participants and donors.

 

The 2021 Census – and why it’s important for the VCSE sector

The UK’s Census takes place on Sunday 21st March.  It’s a snapshot of everyone in the UK, all on one day.  

FREE energy costs awareness training for VCSE staff and volunteers

We’re delivering just three more of our popular FREE online training sessions for frontline staff and volunteers working with the most vulnerable residents in our communities. 

The 2021 Budget – opportunities for the VCSE sector

The Small Charities Coalition has scrutinised the recent government budget to highlight some potential opportunities for charities.

Help Norfolk and Waveney CCG find the unknown carers

Unpaid carers are one of the priority groups that Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group is working to vaccinate now.  The CCG asks all of us for help in finding these unregistered carers to ensure they can be offered help and support when and where needed.

Updated guidance: COVID ‘Road Map’ advice relating to village halls and community buildings

ACRE has issued new information to help village and community halls get to grips with the latest announcements about the lifting of national lockdown restrictions. 


 

The Feed: preventing poverty, hunger and homelessness during Covid - and beyond

The Feed is a not-for-profit social enterprise providing catering services, with a very clear mission to prevent poverty, hunger and homelessness in Norwich.  

NHS Complaints Advocacy – resolving concerns about medical treatment received

Our National Health Service is still rated best in the developed world for safety, affordability and efficiency, according to the US-based Commonwealth Fund. But very occasionally – and it’s around one-tenth of one per-cent of all patient cases - something goes wrong and need resolving.

Every Child Online campaign – laptops for schools

The Every Child Online campaign aims to ensure every school age child has a digital device and internet connection to learn remotely at home. 

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