Empowering Communities Partnership News from May & June

Here you’ll find the latest Empowering Communities Partnership news from May & June. This includes updates from Voluntary Norfolk, CAN and NCF and other bodies and organisations we work with.


Empowering Communities Partnership news: Community Action Norfolk (CAN)

  • CAN Talking about Cancer Together project:

Community Action Norfolk (CAN) are working with Macmillan Cancer Support to deliver a 3-year project, ‘Talking About Cancer Together’, covering the whole of Norfolk


  • CAN blog on NHS Complaints:

A recent survey asked people about their satisfaction with the National Health Service (NHS) and social care services overall, with overall satisfaction with the NHS falling to 29% – a 7 percentage point decrease from 2021 and the lowest satisfaction level recorded since the survey began



Empowering Communities news: Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF)

  • NCF funds performance at N&N festival for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities:

The immersive performance from Frozen Light Theatre & Thetford Singers took place at The Garage as part of the Norwich & Norfolk Festival on 27th and 28th of May


  • Norfolk Reading Project Co-Founder made one of 500 Coronation Champions in the UK:

Royal Voluntary Service, which launched the Coronation Champions Awards to recognise and celebrate extraordinary volunteers who have contributed to their communities, recognised Anne Thorley, co-founder of the Norfolk Reading Project. NRP has received grant funding from NCF & has been supported by the Foundation’s ProHelp initiative


  • NCF’s Nourishing Norfolk features in new report from Joseph Rowntree Foundation:

The report examines how local communities can ‘design out’ poverty at a grassroots level. It uses Nourishing Norfolk as an example of how power can be shifted to the people with experience of poverty: https://www.norfolkfoundation.com/what-we-ve-been-up-to/foundation-features-in-rowntree-report/


Voluntary Norfolk News

  • Momentum Youth Work Network

After a successful relaunch in November 2022, the Momentum Youth Work Network held a meeting in Great Yarmouth in February 2023. This meeting was themed around “gathering feedback from young people”. The Youth Work Network is open to anyone working with 11-19 year olds in Norfolk, with a particular focus on those working within a youth work model. The next meeting will take place on 13th June in Swaffham on the theme of ‘young people and online safety’. To find out more or to join the Youth Work Network, click here.

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