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Free Wills Month

March is Free Wills Month!Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in locations across England,…

Rapid-result testing in West Norfolk

Rapid-result testing is to continue to be offered for symptom free residents at sites across west Norfolk. Taking part in this type of testing can help stop the spread early, which could help reduce the number of cases that are being seen in west Norfolk. …

Carers Wellbeing Pack

Norfolk County Council is delighted to be able to offer wellbeing packs to Carers. The packs include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), along with a selection of pick-me-up items. We are working with Caring Together and Carers Voice to put together wellbeing packs to show our…

Active Communities funding programme

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years. Active Communities is for projects seeking investment of between £5,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up…

Roadmap out of lockdown - Step 1

A 4-step plan to ease lockdown in England has been announced. From 8 March Pupils return to face-to-face education in school and further education in England. Pupils in Wales and Scotland returned on 22 February. Wraparound childcare, such as after-school clubs, can reopen to enable parents to work, attend…

Could you help with Voluntary Norfolk's new Memory Walks project?

Voluntary Norfolk provides support to community hospitals and one way it does this is through its volunteer service within Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust (NCH&C). We are preparing to launch a ‘Memory Walks’ project to support our patients and are appealing for people to…

Computers 4 Schools

"With schools not set to open until at least March its becoming more and more apparent that some students don’t have access to the technology they need to learn like some of their peers. If you’ve an old PC or Laptop that’s in working order,…

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Below is a letter for everyone over the age of 50 in the area covered by NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG regarding the Covid-19 vaccination programme. "We are writing to provide information and reassurance to patients, relatives and carers across Norfolk and Waveney, as we…

Caring Together providing free support for carers to attend COVID-19 vaccinations

We are providing tailored support to help people looking after a family member or friend, so they and the person they care for can get to their appointment for the coronavirus vaccination. Miriam Martin, Caring Together chief executive, said, “It is important that people who…

Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

This scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted. Who can get help Schools, trusts and local authorities can request mobile data increases…