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Social Services Support for Over 65s

Are you over 65 or care for someone in that age range? If so, Healthwatch Norfolk is keen to hear from you if you have had recent experience of getting help from social services.

Talking About Cancer Together

Kate Liddiard, CAN’s new Talking About Cancer Together Project Officer, will be connecting with a wide range of voluntary organisations, community groups and other stakeholders across Norfolk to increase confidence in talking about cancer and awareness of the wide range of support available.   

NHS Complaints - where to turn for help

According to a recent survey overall satisfaction with the NHS fell to 29 per cent – a 7 percentage point decrease from 2021. This is the lowest level of satisfaction recorded since the survey began in 1983. We are all acutely aware of the pressures the NHS are under and very occasionally something goes wrong and needs resolving.
 

Launch of NHS Norfolk and Waveney, what does this mean?

 On Fri 1st July 2022, NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group was replaced by a new organisation called NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB) also known as NHS Norfolk and Waveney.   

Norfolk Warm Homes - reducing energy costs for homeowners and landlords

All Norfolk’s local authorities – county and district - are working in partnership to deliver heating and insulation grants to the county’s residents.

NHS Complaints Advocacy – resolving concerns about medical treatment

The NHS deals with around 1 million patients every 36 hours and, very occasionally and rarely, something goes wrong and needs resolving.

Resources: Norfolk Healthy Living Support

Norfolk County Council’s Public Health Department fund range of healthy lifestyle services for adults that are available free of charge to Norfolk residents (or those with a Norfolk GP) who meet the eligibility criteria.

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.

Shared Ambition Initiative – Feedback sought on documents to support more effective working between the VCSE and public sector

The Shared Ambition initiative is aimed at developing more effective working relations between the VCSE and public sector, particularly the NHS. Started in August 2020 the initiative is linked with the development of a VCSE Assembly for Norfolk and Waveney. The process to date through a series of workshops and engagement exercises has developed a Principles and Behaviours document and Plan document as well as a general report as the outputs of its first phase of delivery. These are provided in draft for wider input feedback from across the sectors.  

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.  

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