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Mental health awareness week 18-24 May 2020

The United Nations have said that the coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread psychological distress worldwide. Now more than ever we need to think about our own mental health, and that of those around us.  

This year's mental health awareness week has as its theme 'kindness' ... 

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Board Manager's May 2020 blog: What’s your daily safeguarding ‘exercise’?

This blog is dedicated to Grant Lockett who sadly died on Sunday 03 May 2020. Grant was dedicated supporter of the board and actively involved its work. In particular I worked with Grant helping NSAB develop its work on self-neglect and hoarding. A great man and a fantastic colleague. My deepest condolences and sympathy to his family and friends.

I have found getting out of the house to exercise once a day has really helped me at the moment. I find that back-to-back Teams meeting can be quite demanding and I am thankful I can jump on the bike and go for a short ride. Moving the blood around the body helps to clear the head.

The joy of endorphins. The official government advice on ... 

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You're still in Good Company

While the Government announcement on Sunday 10th May has not radically changed the guidance we are using to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic, and we continue to be using social distancing, it remains as important as ever to reach out to those who might need some company. There are more than 118,000 people living alone in Norfolk – and for those losing all of their usual contact with other people, it must be hugely challenging.

With this in mind Norfolk County Council has re-launched ... 

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Psychologists produce advice for key workers and their children

Psychologists from the British Psychological Society have produced guidance for key workers and their children on navigating the emotional effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Upcoming webinar: SCIE's COVID-19 and safeguarding in faith-based organisations

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is holding a FREE webinar on COVID-19 and safeguarding in faith-based organisations on Monday 18 May at 11:00.

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Support is here for you: Message from the Norfolk Resilience Forum

For anyone in Norfolk who is struggling as a shielding or vulnerable adult during the Government’s lockdown in response to COVID-19 help and support is available across the county.

Together all local councils have contacted all 23,878 residents who are shielding, with information on how to gain extra support. By district, this divides up as follows:

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New app for adult social care workers in England

NEW dedicated app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff on-the-go through the coronavirus pandemic. The Care Workforce app, developed with NHSX and NHS Business Services Authority will be introduced under the new CARE brand.

The app will ...

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Managing a fall that may require an ambulance during the COVID-19 pandemic

The National Falls Prevention Coordination Group, in partnership with members including the National Care Forum and the Registered Nursing Home Association, has developed a poster which contains advice for care homes about what to do in the event of a fall during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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#UnlockTheDoors of modern slavery

Help support a new campaign from Justice & Care to unlock the doors of modern slavery.

For six weeks we have faced the challenges of lockdown. But even as restrictions start to relax in the coming days and weeks, tens of thousands of people will remain locked-down. These are the UK victims of human trafficking ... 

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Norfolk and Waveney Mind: service update

While Norfolk and Waveney Mind have continued to provide a range of services during the lockdown they have adapted (in some cases) the delivery style, in line with Government guidance.

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Q&A event to help support victims of domestic abuse in Norfolk

Domestic abuse victims and survivors or those who know someone who is a victim of abuse will have the opportunity to speak with key service providers from across the police, children’s services, adult safeguarding, charity and health sectors in a live Q&A event being launched on Wednesday 6 May 2020.

Norfolk Police, working in partnership with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN), Children’s Social Care and Children’s Services, the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board, housing, domestic abuse charity Leeway and NHS services are taking part in the event – enabling the public to ask questions about domestic abuse and services for victims and survivors in Norfolk.

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FREE NEW guidance | Scams: the power of persuasive language

Published today (04 May 2020) Scams: the power of persuasive language will help any professionals supporting people who have been, or may be targeted by a scam.

Written by Professor Keith Brown from the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice (NCPQSW) and Dr Elisabeth Carter, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Forensic Linguist at the University of Roehampton, this publication shows how criminals use language in subtle and powerful ways to scam people out of money. It highlights how, far from the popular idea of the gullible or vulnerable person ‘falling for’ a scam, the reality is that scammers are highly skilled manipulators of language who ... 

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Norfolk Adult Care and Support Guide published

Norfolk County Council's (NCC) new 2020/21 edition of “Your guide to care and support for adults” is now available.

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Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is the largest bereavement charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It provides support, information and advice for adults, children and young people when someone they loved dies.

They are continuing to be there for bereaved people during the COVID-19 outbreak, and ... 

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Support victims of stalking and harassment is available

Partners across Norfolk are joining forces to raises awareness of stalking and harassment and remind victims help is still available during this difficult time.

Coordinated by the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Board (DASVB) as part of National Stalking Awareness Week agencies across Norfolk are working to ... 

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