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British Red Cross - First World War volunteers

Over 90,000 people volunteered for the British Red Cross at home and overseas during the war.  Search for your family’s personnel records, and discover what Red Cross volunteers were doing in your local area 100 years ago.

Healthwatch Norfolk cancer services engagement 2019/20

1 in 2 people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime, which is why it is important that patients have their say on how services are run. Healthwatch Norfolk is seeking to partner with local charities, care providers and community…

Men's mental health month

"In November, we focus on men's mental health. This is a campaign for anyone who identifies as male or a man and whose mental health may be impacted by pressures associated with this." "Curry & Chaat is our new national fundraising event and we would…

Consistently strong decision-making helping families get the right help first time

Ofsted has praised Norfolk’s handing of child safeguarding calls and referrals, after a two day visit to the County Council. The inspectorate carried out a focused visit looking at how the council responds to calls about the welfare of children and young people – the…

100,000 more people to be given personal health budgets

A change in law means people who use wheelchairs or need mental health support will have greater choice and control in managing their own health and care. The change in law comes into force on Monday 2 December, following legislation being laid in Parliament today…

Free Call Blockers

The National Trading Standards Scams Team are offering FREE call blocking units for people who receive a high level of scam or nuisance phone calls. What is a call blocker and how does it work? The NTS Scams Team is supplying the trueCall Secure call…

Food Alerts

19th October 2019: Bernard Matthews recalls 9 Turkey Dinosaurs because they may contain small pieces of metal Bernard Matthews is recalling 9 Turkey Dinosaurs because they may contain small pieces of metal. The presence of metal makes this product unsafe to eat. Product details Bernard…

ALERT - Flu Jab Scam

NHS England and NHS Improvement - East of England have been alerted to an issue whereby a patient appears to have been the victim of a scam relating to flu jabs. The patient was contacted over the phone by a person purporting to be a…

Would you like a Lily Advisor to come and talk to your group?

Lily Advisors are available to come and give talks to local groups!  If you would like to book a talk please call 01553 616200 or email asklily@west-norfolk.gov.uk They can also come along to coffee mornings and community locations armed with information and an ipad ready…