The Norfolk Community Advice Network (NCAN) is a Big Lottery funded project set up to improve access to free, high quality social welfare advice, information, advocacy, and representation services for those living or working in Norfolk.

Our aim is to build a strong, effective and inclusive network of advice agencies in Norfolk and to support the advice sector in this region in contributing to strategic objectives locally and nationally in the areas of social inclusion, tackling poverty and other disadvantage.

Regional Updates

Men's Centre Develpment Manager Vacancy
MensCraft (CIC) has been working in Norfolk since 2007 to promote and run services that support the development and wellbeing of men and boys. They have recently secured funding to create a men’s centre in Norwich, and they are looking for a highly motivated individual with the drive, capacity and capability to realise their aspirations. The post will be for 25 hours per week and the salary is circa £32,000 fte. Read full article
Norfolk Partnership Prevention of Offending Strategy
The Norfolk Partnership Prevention of Offending have published their Strategy Delivery Plan for 2016-2020. NCAN would like to know your comments on the plan. Although the Strategic Objectives are not open for change, comments are welcomed for the rest of the plan. Please email us at ncan@ncls.co.uk. Click below to read the plan. Read full article

Training and Events

Equal lives- Info and Advice sessions throughout Norfolk
Equal Lives run information and advice sessions throughout Norfolk. These sessions will provide support regarding issues including finding information to help you make decisions, making sure your views are listened to at meetings or appointments, benefits issues and advice, making a complaint and importantly getting access to the services you need.    Read full article
Leeway's Domestic Abuse Awareness Training
Leeway has over 40 years’ experience working in the field of domestic abuse in Norfolk and given the high level of domestic abuse happening across our communities, we know that domestic abuse training is an  important part of tackling  this often hidden crime.Feedback from recent training included:“Really interesting, well delivered, supportive and considered.  Very good and much appreciated.” Read full article

National News Roundup

LASA- Work Capability Assessment Web Tool
Work Capability Assessment within LASA have released their new Work Capability Assessment Web Tool.The purpose of the web tool is to provide an easy to use adviser guide to regulations & case law relating to the work capability assessment. Read full article
Lower benefit cap comes into effect
The Department for Work & Pensions have introduced changes to the benefit cap that workless households can receive. The cap comes into effect on 7th November 2016, reducing the total amount of benefits  to £20,000 across the UK or £23,000 within Greater London.  Read full article

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