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Public health in Norfolk – understanding its importance and how it works

The health of people in our communities faces a variety of complex and linked challenges, such as the increase in people living with chronic and long-term illness linked to our ageing population and addressing health inequalities. This article emphasises the importance of partnership, which is reflected in CAN’s commitment to working with partners in ensuring fair outcomes for everyone - regardless of where they live or who they are in Norfolk
 

West Norfolk VCSE Hub - Collaboration and communication in action

The newly formed West Norfolk VCSE Hub provides an excellent mechanism for sharing best practice and opportunities for joined-up thinking. It was established to support discussions about key issues for the voluntary sector and public services in West Norfolk, the aim being to help other sectors work with VCSE organisations to ensure that the people of West Norfolk get the best support and services possible. 

'Women and Gambling-Related Harm' – a free online session for West Norfolk VCSEs – Wed 2nd September

CAN, in association with GamCare, is presenting 'Women & Gambling-Related Harm', a free, online training session for West Norfolk VCSE professionals and volunteers who work with women and families.  The 2-hour Zoom session is on Wednesday 2nd September from 2.00-4.00pm. GamCare’s Polly Johnson will be discussing risk factors, impacts, how to identify a gambling addiction and where to signpost for further help. 

Leeway - protecting the vulnerable during lockdown and beyond

CAN’s research into the state of the VCSE sector across Norfolk during the COVID-19 pandemic has been building a comprehensive analysis of information needed for future sector planning. It also reflects the resilience which many charities and voluntary organisations have shown in adapting to delivering their services at this time. Leeway, operating across all of Norfolk and part of Suffolk, is one such.

Adapting to the pandemic – The Matthew Project

We have in recent weeks featured encouraging examples of how VCSE organisations have adapted and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it is apparent that the voluntary sector, though hard-pressed at times, has proved to be remarkably resilient in changing service delivery to meet clients’ needs.

Norfolk VCSE Covid-19 Intelligence - Snapshot Report

This report is part of a series of documents looking at role of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Norfolk over the Covid-19 period, the impact of the pandemic on the VCSE sector and our beneficiaries and initial thinking about future direction and strategy. This report provides a snapshot of intelligence data at the 15th May 2020.

"We are a town united" - how one community has responded to the Coronavirus

At CAN we’ve seen the spectrum of community groups forming in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, seeking to help their vulnerable and isolated residents. We have, and are, helping many of them with safeguarding, insurance and legal advice and volunteer management, under the auspices of our existing Good Neighbour scheme network.

There are some inspiring examples of communities coming together during the Coronavirus pandemic, and one south Norfolk town has shown how it can be done. 

 

Operation No Cold Shoulder – tackling loneliness and social isolation in targeted areas of Norfolk

A project that combats loneliness and isolation in Norfolk has adapted swiftly to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Operation No Cold Shoulder offers free support to people in Dersingham and North King’s Lynn in the west of the county; Swaffham and Litcham in mid-Norfolk; Thetford, Fakenham and surrounding villages; and Mile Cross and Thorpe Hamlet in Norwich. 

Healthwatch Norfolk public engagement survey

Healthwatch Norfolk have  launched a public survey which asks participants broadly about their experience of accessing information, care and support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Big Switch and Save - helping consumers make genuine savings on their electrcity and gas bills

It's estimated that, during the Coronavirus pandemic, UK households are spending an extra 25 per-cent on their electrcity usage and an additional 17 per-cent on gas.   Now is a good time to seriously look at switching energy provider to get  a better deal.

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