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ThinkingFuel update – temporary change to heating oil deliveries

The panic buying witnessed at petrol stations across the UK, which has caused major delivery problems, is also affecting heating oil, with unprecedented demand and supply issues arising.  For the time being, instead of ThinkingFuel’s usual fortnightly collective ordering days, we are simply taking orders on a daily basis.

Meet Natasha, Support Co-ordinator (Breckland and North Norfolk)

A chance for you to meet our Team, and put faces to names.

Could you shape CAN's strategic direction?

We are interested in hearing from people with a range of skills. Commitment is approximately one day a month including Board meetings every other month. 

Meet Julie, Admin and Finance Officer

A chance for you to meet our Team, and put faces to names.

Norfolk VCSEs share in £960,471 of donations - Don't miss out on the next quarter's payment

Norfolk VCSE organisations and good causes who are part of the easyfundraising community have been paid their share of £960,471 of donations made in April to June of this year.  

CANConnect - Combating social isolation and loneliness in Breckland and North Norfolk

CAN is working in partnership with Future Projects in combating social isolation in the Breckland and North Norfolk districts of the county.  We'd be grateful if those reading this and living or working in Breckland or North Norfolk could share this information - especially to anyone you know who may be interested in volunteering. Thank you.

Without affordable housing, rural communities are at risk of becoming lifeless, dormitory settlements

Our partners at ACRE have shared this press release (below) about growing concerns over the lack of new housing in rural communities – and it makes for interesting reading.  Community Action Norfolk, is a member of Eastern Community Homes – which provides a one stop shop for anyone considering community-led housing in the East of England.  Community Led Housing Advisor and Acting CEO of CAN, Rik Martin says:

Mental health Awareness and wellbeing in the VCSE workplace

It’s Mental health Awareness Week this week, 10th – 16th May, which is a good time to reflect on the importance of wellbeing in the workplace.  

Norfolk and Waveney on track to offer a vaccination to top four priority groups most vulnerable to COVID-19

Norfolk and Waveney is on track to offer a vaccination to priority groups most vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19) and to vaccinate all those that come forward for their first dose by next week.

Brundall and Blofield Good Neighbour Scheme - Covid and beyond

Brundall & Blofield Good Neighbour Scheme (BBGNS) has been running since August 2016, and so was already well placed and had the experience to respond when the Covid-19 pandemic arrived. The volunteers, of which there are presently 28, cover a large area - the combined population of Brundall and Blofield is around 10,800, more than some towns.

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