South Norfolk Community Awards

Nominations for the annual South Norfolk Community awards are now open!

Volunteers, Groups, Lifetime Heros, all waiting for someone to take a bit of time to recognise them for all the hard work they do… so do it now! Nominations close 28 April.  Further details attached – South Norfolk Community Awards Poster

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday 4 June 2019 in Diss.

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South Norfolk Help Hub Bulletin 39

Please see attached edition 39 of the South Help Hub bi-weekly bulletin – South Norfolk Help Hub bulletin 15022019

Don’t forget the Help Hub bulletins are also available on the South Norfolk Council website.

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Keep on keeping Bramerton tidy!

Many thanks to all those who took part in the riverbank clean-up on 23 February and particularly to Jasmine Atkins for organising the event and to South Norfolk council for collecting the rubbish so promptly.

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There’s another opportunity for you to take part in tidying up the village, on Saturday 20 April, so please make a date in your diary.

We’ll meet at the village hall from 9:30 onwards – more details at Litter pick 2019. There’ll be refreshments afterwards.

Let us know if you can come

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South Yare Wildlife Group Spring Events


Thursday 14th March
Pollinator corridors in our countryside
A talk from Buglife, the UK’s invertebrate conservation charity, showcasing their B-lines project (or pollinator corridors in our countryside).
Poringland Community Centre, Poringland
Non-members £5; members £2; under 16’s free.
Wednesday 10th April
The SYWG AGM in April will feature the Broads Authority’s Simon Hooton, Head of Strategy & Projects at the Broads Authority who will facilitate an interactive event “The Broads: Past, Present and Future – conversations and stories”.
Claxton Village Hall
There is no charge for this event
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Bramerton Common

Work on replacing the bollards on Bramerton Common has been completed and the car park is open once again. There will be more work later in February or early March to further improve this area, but we do not expect this second round of work will interfer with the use of the car park.

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Carers Matter Norfolk

We’re really keen to make everyone aware of CarersMatterNorfolk. It is a service to support unpaid carers across Norfolk, commissioned by Norfolk County Council and the five NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The support is for young carers, young adult carers and adult carers, working in partnership with many organisations and community groups. Including those which have been established for many years, as well as new ones that have formed.

In your Parish we have local Carer Connectors providing face-to-face support, within a carers own home or a place of their choice. This could be helping to navigate and understand local services, benefits, housing and adaptations or providing emotional support and assisting them to attend local activities.

Our Carer Connectors can assess their needs and those of their cared-for and help them access the support which will benefit them most.
CarersMatterNorfolk provide a full breadth of support through:
– 7 days a week Freephone Advice Line
– Emotional Wellbeing support in the caring role (counselling)
– Education and Training through events and sessions for peer support groups
– An online e-learning portal (designed by carers for carers)
– Online community in The Pod, where carers can engage in peer support and speak to other carers
– Live Chat support on our website with our Advice Line
– Grants for local peer support groups
– Membership of Carers Voice – carers can have their voice on services and decisions which affect them and the person they care for.

Whatever the question or need of support the Advice Line Team are available:
8am – 8pm Monday to Friday
4pm – 8pm Saturday
8am – 12noon Sunday

Just call 0800 083 1148 or visit the website to find out more and access support.

Many carers are hidden, often not aware that they’re in a caring role or don’t know where or how to access support. Accessing support at an early stage, rather than being discovered or reaching out at crisis, makes a transformational difference in the outcomes for families and our communities.

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First edition of the Norwich Early Help Hub Bulletin

Please see attached the first edition of the Norwich Early Help Hub Bulletin – Norwich Early Help Hub Bulletin 31012019

This bulletin will be distributed on the last working day of each month. Our aim is to promote what’s happening and what’s available in Norwich, and features the following:
– Details of new or existing clubs and groups
– General service information and updates
– Training or volunteering opportunities
– Grants / funding opportunities
– Information on local conferences and events

The front page of the bulletin contains hyperlinks, so you can click on the headings which you feel are most relevant and jump directly to the content.

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