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Safeguarding – what we all need to know and do

Everyone in the VCSE community should[JC1] [SN2]  be aware of the need for vigilance and protecting the vulnerable – and understand the requirements and implications of safeguarding.  Every VCSE organisation delivering charitable activities has a duty to safeguard volunteers, staff, hirers, adults, children and young people, participants and donors.

 

CANConnect and Redwings – combating loneliness and social isolation – 18th December

Our CANConnect service, working in partnership with Future Projects, operates throughout the former North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group area.  CANConnect has worked regularly with Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Aylsham in offering social events aimed at bringing together people from across the area who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation.

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. 

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.  

‘Talking about Getting Active’: training for frontline staff helping service users improve their health and wellbeing – 18th November

We are offering, in conjunction with Active Norfolk, free on-line ‘Talking about Getting Active’ training on Wednesday 18th November, from 10.00am to 11.30am. It’s for VCSE organisations in West Norfolk who work directly with clients or service users who may be impacted by inactivity.

Sometimes we could all do with a bit of support to help make life click: CANConnect in North Norfolk

Our CANConnect initiative works with partner agencies across the North Norfolk district of Norfolk and Waveney CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) to help connect people with activities in their locality, as well as providing individuals with one-to-one support in identifying and achieving their personal goals. CANConnect also provides support for the community itself, helping organisations and people make the places where we live stronger, friendlier, and more resilient.  

Adult Learning launches new online courses

Norfolk County Council’s Adult Learning has made many of its courses available online, as well as launching new online courses designed to keep people active, healthy and connected throughout the lockdown.

National Village and Community Hall survey - deadline extended to 30th April

Norfolk’s hundreds of village halls and community venues are often at the heart of local life and, at this difficult time, it’s more important than ever that their value is realised. The National Village and Community Hall Survey deadline has been extended to 30th April to allow everyone to participate.

Norfolk Easy Ambles Toolkit

A toolkit is available to help community groups to map walks in their area for people living with dementia and their carers. 

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