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.
On the afternoon of Wednesday 28th September 2016 Equal Lives together with Norfolk Community Advice Network hosted a PIP Stakeholder Event at the Kings Centre in Norwich. The event was attended by over 80 delegates from advice agencies throughout the East of England. Feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly positive. The key area identified for future improvement was around fostering a greater sense of partnership work and creating further opportunities for such partnership working. Read full article
Just a reminder that the debt service at NLCS no longer has an offender restriction. This means that although the service is still promoted to help vulnerable clients, we retain the flexibility to assist others who approach us. So, whether someone has a one-off query or requires more comprehensive debt advice, please feel free to refer via the Common Referral System, or call us on 01603 496623. Read full article
Training and Events
There is a change to the training dates - apologies for any inconvenience. Anyone already booked on to training as previously scheduled will be contacted separately. Please click below for the new dates. Read full article
Training courses include Introduction to Welfare Benefits, ESA, PIP, Universal Credit, Reconsiderations and Starting Appeals, and Tribunal Skills. Read full article
National News Roundup
Job Purpose: To provide one to one/group support to women living with or fleeing domestic violence and requiring support in the community as part of Leeway’s Community Development team.Closing Date for applications: 5pm 31st October 2016 Read full article
ODESSA are carrying out a study in two UK towns (Stratford upon Avon & Norwich) to look at the social and community networks of older people. To find out what issues affect them in their homes and local areas; how they are being supported locally; and what more can be done to help them continue living well as they grow older. Are you or do you work with people aged 55+ and would be interested in taking part? Read full article