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Resource: Calling all community spokespeople and community information hubs!

There are vulnerable people in all of our communities who sometimes need a bit of impartial support, or guidance, especially where they are unhappy about an experience they have had with an NHS service. 

Norfolk Community Foundation’s interim Vital Signs: Healthy and Strong Communities report

Norfolk Community Foundation have launched their first interim Vital Signs: Healthy and Strong Communities report which identifies the emerging needs and challenges faced by people living and working in Norfolk. 

Resource: Looking for a venue? Have a venue to promote?

Share Somewhere is tool for people to find venues in their area to carry out their activities. 

The importance of community transport

For many people, community transport is their only means of getting to and from a medical appointment. It plays an important part in tackling social isolation, maintaining well-being and enabling people to access health services.
 

VCSE Business Models and Managing the Money

A business model is a generalised notion of the core aspects of how an organisation works. 

Helping your community enterprise to survive and thrive

A community enterprise is a sustainable business that meets a need in a community by relying on people buying what you’re selling – whether that’s products or services. The things you sell, or the activities required of you, to create your products and services, or both, will help you meet that need.

A Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector

Governance is high on the agenda. Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations driven by altruistic values and working for public benefit are increasingly expected to demonstrate how well they are governed.

Resource: Hiring out community premises – a ‘landlord’s checklist’

Many community venues generate income by hiring out their premises to a wide variety of other groups and organisations, for everything from regular club meetings to one-off social functions and arts events -  but it’s important to protect the organisation hiring out the premises and the individual or group ‘buying in’ the facility.

NHS Complaints Advocacy service - helping people to be heard

Many of us don’t like complaining. We find it difficult, embarrassing and are not always sure who we should take our concerns to. The NHS Complaints Advocacy service is free, confidential, and independent of the NHS and, in Norfolk, is provided by a partnership of Age UK Norfolk, Equal Lives, Community Action Norfolk and POhWER

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