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The man who talked to chairs – social isolation during the pandemic

The clocks ‘went back’ on 25th October. The following week saw the highest recorded levels of extreme loneliness since the first lockdown began in March. 

Safeguarding Adults Week – 16 to 22 November

Monday 16th to  Sunday 22nd November is Safeguarding Adults Week, and each day is focused on a different adults safeguarding risk issue. 

Norfolk 2020 VCSE Annual Conference (Virtual) Programme - 23rd to 27th November

We hope that you will join us during our virtual 2020 Norfolk VCSE Annual Conference, as we deliver a series of free sessions that will provide inspiration, be thought provoking and practically useful for a wide range of VCSE organisations.  It will also be a valuable opportunity to share experiences, particularly given the difficult times we have all been adapting to this year.

‘Talking about Getting Active’: training for frontline staff helping service users improve their health and wellbeing – 18th November

We are offering, in conjunction with Active Norfolk, free on-line ‘Talking about Getting Active’ training on Wednesday 18th November, from 10.00am to 11.30am. It’s for VCSE organisations in West Norfolk who work directly with clients or service users who may be impacted by inactivity.

ChetChat looks to the future – and aims to abolish loneliness

Early identification of need was the trigger for a swift community volunteer response to COVID-19 in the Chedgrave and Loddon area. Now they're looking to the future too.

King's Lynn and West Norfolk History Festival: 22nd October – 1st November

A festival of events celebrating West Norfolk’s remarkable history is happening during this half term week.

Community groups working together at Wells-next-the-Sea

The COVID-19 lockdown in in March triggered a fast and effective response from key community groups in and around the Wells area.  

Mattishall Volunteer Hub – supporting the vulnerable in the community

We often feature articles about the inspiring initiatives happening in response to Covid-19. Except they don’t just happen – they’re the result of innovative, often spontaneous efforts by local individuals who see a need in their community.  Mattishall Volunteer Hub (MVH) began life in the very first week of the lockdown in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and is still going strong.

Saving The Swan – community in action at Gressenhall

The village hall, church and pub are three archetypal hubs of rural communities. Many communities across Norfolk have just one pub remaining, whilst some have lost even that.  A familiar story in recent years is that of saving the village pub, an effort requiring skillful organisation, focused fundraising and commitment from those involved.

Sometimes we could all do with a bit of support to help make life click: CANConnect in North Norfolk

Our CANConnect initiative works with partner agencies across the North Norfolk district of Norfolk and Waveney CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) to help connect people with activities in their locality, as well as providing individuals with one-to-one support in identifying and achieving their personal goals. CANConnect also provides support for the community itself, helping organisations and people make the places where we live stronger, friendlier, and more resilient.  

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