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Norfolk and Suffolk Domestic Abuse Migrant Support Project

The Norfolk and Suffolk Domestic Abuse Migrant Support Project known as Project Safety Net + has been set up by Leeway, Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS) and Norfolk Community Advise Network (NCAN). 

LeewayNCLS and NCAN are working together to provide free practical and emotional support for adults living with or fleeing domestic abuse. The project has been

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NSAB published 7 minute briefing on domestic abuse

The Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board today publishes a 7 Minute Briefing on domestic abuse. The idea behind the 7 minute briefings is to support our network partners in their safeguarding work with clear information and guidance.

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Resource to help mental health professionals identify and respond to Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA)

The Linking Abuse and Recovery through Advocacy (for Victims and Perpetrators) LARA-VP is a large and very comprehensive resource to help mental health professionals identify and respond to Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA). People presenting to mental health services are particularly likely to have experienced DVA at some point in their lives; some UK surveys have estimated prevalence at ...

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Social workers deliver food parcels and warm packs to adults at risk of self-neglect

Social workers at Norfolk County Council have been delivering food parcels and warm packs in the run up to Christmas, helping vulnerable adults at risk of self-neglect. Teams from Adult Social Care visited 12 people in the Norwich area over two days, checking on their ...

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News from CQC

CQC’s new report, Opening the door to change, examines the issues that contribute to the occurrence of never events and wider patient safety incidents in NHS trusts in England. The report is calling a change in safety culture across the NHS to reduce avoidable harm. The review found that ... 

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Deaths of homeless people in England and Wales: 2013 to 2017

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) today has published their first estimates of deaths of homeless people in England and Wales. These experimental estimates have been compiled from a rigorous review of death records and the use of statistical modelling to predict how many additional ...

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Have your say on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Do you have relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) [Lords] Bill, which is currently passing through Parliament? If so, you can submit your views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which is ...

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Join the Fight conference 14 February 2019 - don't miss out book your place today

This important FREE conference event is being organised by Norfolk and Suffolk Trading Standards Services and will bring together regional partners to raise awareness of how vital it is we join together to fight scams. The conference has a varied agenda featuring romance scams, an under-reported crime, where the typical victim is not ...

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Exciting job opportunity: Scams Prevention Project Co-ordinator

Victim Support is looking for a Scams Prevention Project Co-ordinator to join the Norfolk arm of their Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care service. As Scams Prevention Project Co-ordinator you will be responsible for overseeing the support services which are delivered to victims by a specially trained ... 

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New services to help ensure no lonely day in Norfolk

People affected by loneliness and social isolation in Norfolk can now turn to a comprehensive range of new services for help and support. Commissioned and funded by Norfolk County Council, the new services include a county-wide network of “Life Connectors” who work directly with people to ...

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Update on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Last week the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill passed its final stage in the House of Lords. It will proceed to the House of Commons this week (Tuesday 18 December). During the final Lords debate, Peers considered an amendment aimed at safeguarding the welfare of the person in care and ...

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Presentations from Norfolk's Health and Wellbeing Board annual conference 2018

At the beginning of December Norfolk's Health and Wellbeing Board held its annual conference (2018).

Here is the link to the conference presentations including a copy of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy - Norfolk and Waveney 2018-22, and Professor Sir Nick Black ...

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Norfolk's libraries help tackle loneliness over Christmas

Libraries in Norfolk are inviting people to come along for free tea and a friendly chat at Just A Cuppa events across the county. Just A Cuppa events provide company and the possibility of friendship, and are a low-key way to join a group of other people of all ages and genders, ideal for those out of the habit of socialising. 

The events are part of Norfolk County Council’s In Good Company Campaign, which ... 

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New PREVENT training dates for 2019

We are pleased to announce new PREVENT training dates for early 2019. The workshop will help you recognise when a person or child may be being targeted and groomed for radicalisation by people who support extremist ideologies, and to know how to refer them for…

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Care homes: A new code for prosecutors

Andrew Parsons from RadcliffesLeBrasseur has written a short briefing on the Lexology website on what general factors will the CQC, HSE, the police and other regulator prosecutors consider when contemplating charging an organisation or individual?

The CQC and other bodies who have power to ...

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