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Nelson’s Journey – negotiating the challenge of COVID-19

We feature regular articles here about how VCSE organisations across Norfolk have been adapting to, and coping with, the demands and constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Keeping vulnerable people warm and safe in their homes – FREE training for frontline workers and volunteers

With the new lockdown, even more people will be having to stay at home and turn on their heating – if they can afford to. Now more than ever it’s important to raise awareness to vulnerable consumers of how to stay warm, how to use less energy, and how to pay less.   Are your staff and volunteers aware of the support available? CAN is offering free 90-minute online training to help people provide support and information where needed.

The Benjamin Foundation: supporting young people through life – and Covid

The Benjamin Foundation is well known across Norfolk and Suffolk for its sterling work in bringing hope, opportunity, stability and independence to children, young people and families experiencing life’s challenges. This includes working to prevent youth homelessness, offering emotional wellbeing support and providing positive activities for young people with limited opportunities. 

West Norfolk VCSE Hub meeting 8th December

The next West Norfolk VCSE Hub Meeting takes place on Tuesday 8th December 2020 between 10:30 and 12:00 on the platform Microsoft Teams. 

Dereham Men's Shed - the road to becoming a charity

There are definite benefits to registering as a charity, not least of which is credibility when applying to potential funders. Making your case to the Charity Commission needs to be done in an organised and planned way. 

Help in constructively negotiating a complaint about an NHS service

The commitment, dedication and resilience of front-line staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is universally acknowledged and respected. It’s very rare that something goes wrong but, when it does, it needs resolving for the sakes of all involved – patients, families and professionals. 

Safeguarding and Village Halls

The organisers of activities and events are responsible for ensuring people’s safety and wellbeing during their time there, but it doesn’t mean the village hall volunteers and staff are absolved from responsibility. it’s helpful to have a closer look at why it’s especially important for hall committees to have the right policies and procedures in place.  

UK Cervical Cancer launch Norfolk project with resources for local groups

UK Cervical Cancer, a local charity which is committed to preventing suffering and death from cervical cancer, by any person, anywhere and in particular those who are disadvantaged and deprived. Our major challenge is raising awareness of the effects of cervical cancer and  what can be done to prevent it and we are  starting a special project in Norfolk where there are over 52 cases of cervical cancer and roughly 16 deaths a year, which could be prevented. We are launching our “Norfolk Project”, 

UK Cervical Cancer launch Norfolk project with resources for local groups

UK Cervical Cancer, a local charity which is committed to preventing suffering and death from cervical cancer, by any person, anywhere and in particular those who are disadvantaged and deprived. Our major challenge is raising awareness of the effects of cervical cancer and  what can be done to prevent it and we are  starting a special project in Norfolk where there are over 52 cases of cervical cancer and roughly 16 deaths a year, which could be prevented. We are launching our “Norfolk Project”, 

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. 

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