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Norfolk – united against adult abuse

2,709 safeguarding adult concerns were raised between April 2015 and March 2016 in Norfolk. Often the abuse is carried out by someone known to the person who is being harmed. 

LILY Needs You! - Organisations working in West Norfolk

The LILY Online Directory, www.asklily.org.uk brings together over 1600 services, activities and events – including information and advice on money matters, social activities, health, transport and more, making it easy for older people in West Norfolk and Swaffham  to find the contacts and information they need.

Resources: Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board

The following items have been added to the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board’s website:

  • Channel 4 Documentary about Modern Slavery
  • Why trust, time and small steps are key to working with people who hoard
  • Free professional learning seminars on FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)
  • Information sheets for partners on Operation Gravity

In Good Company – Campaign to Tackle Loneliness in Norfolk

In Good Company is a campaign being run over the next 12 months by more than 20 voluntary and statutory organisations and service providers in Norfolk, with the aim of combatting loneliness among the county’s most vulnerable residents with the key message that no one should spend a lonely day in Norfolk if they don’t want to.
 

Norfolk Community Transport Association Needs You!

Thousands of people across Norfolk rely on volunteer drivers to help them get out and about and do everyday things that most of us take for granted. A simple trip to the shops or a routine appointment at the doctors can be complicated, if not impossible, for some people without the support of a volunteer driver.

Anybody can become a volunteer and drivers come from all walks of life – some are retired people who want to keep busy, others are students eager to gain valuable work experience. Norfolk Council Council administers a county-wide community transport scheme and welcomes volunteer drivers in every location.

Thedrivers find it a rewarding way to spend their free time because they know what a significant difference they are making to the lives of others.

Philip, 58, says: “I looked forward to retiring but was determined to keep my life as active and busy as it had always been. It’s very rewarding to put my energy into helping people who, for whatever reason, find life a struggle. Not everybody can jump in the car and drive to the supermarket or to the doctors’ surgery, which is where I come in.”

Ifyou enjoy driving and have some spare time, you may be just the person they are looking for.  Register your interest at https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/volunteering/c...

West Norfolk Integrated Palliative Care Services (IPCS) (West Norfolk)

The West Norfolk Integrated Palliative Care Services (IPCS) will be provided by a range of NHS, social care and charitable sector organisations working in close partnership. The new model is designed to improve care for both patients and carers and provide better value for money.

One Stop’s Carriers for Causes Grants - Applications welcomed on a rolling basis

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to projects within two miles of a One Stop shop that benefit their local community. 

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks and Acquittals

A DBS Checks provides employers with a certificate showing their employee’s (including volunteers) criminal records.  There are three levels of disclosure; basic, standard and enhanced.  

Community Action Norfolk's Work to Reduce Fuel Poverty in Norfolk

Community Action Norfolk has been funded by British Gas Energy Trust’s Healthy Home Fund to support its work on fuel poverty in Norfolk.  

Age Action Alliance’s Employer Toolkit

Age Action Alliance’s Employer Toolkit offers guidance for those managing older workers, and details ways they can better manage their workforce.

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