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

Part-Time Discrimination Legal Adviser role at ISCRE
Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality wish to recruit a Discrimination Legal Advisor for casework in Ipswich and at outreach clinics. The post would ideally suit a qualified solicitor, barrister or equivalent with some interest in discrimination and employment law (including advocacy at Employment Tribunals) but not necessarily any previous experience. Training will be given. Deadline for application is close of business on Friday 1st September 2017. Read full article
Housing Options and Corporate Safeguarding Team Leader
An opportunity has arisen in the Housing Leadership Team at Breckland Council. They are seeking someone to lead a team of Housing Options and Advice Officers providing expert advice to residents of all tenures, with a focus on homeless prevention. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of homelessness legislation, case law and practice and of private and public sector housing options. Excellent communication skills are required and demonstrable experience of leading, motivating and developing staff to achieve performance targets is an essential requirement. Closing date 7th September 2017 Read full article

Training and Events

Safer Introduction to Child Protection Training
The Safer 'Introduction to Child Protection' Training has new dates: Saturday 10th June 9.30am – 1.00pm in Great Yarmouth, Saturday 17th June 9.30am – 1.00pm in Kings Lynn, Saturday 24th June – 9.30am - 1.00pm in Norwich and Wednesday 28th June 6.00-9.30pm in Norwich. Read full article
Financial Abuse & Scams Conference - 14 September 2017
Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board in partnership with Norfolk County Council Trading Standards & Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service warmly invited you to attend this FREE conference. This conference is a call to action; to bring together the widest possible range of representatives, agencies and organisations to further strengthen and develop our countywide response to the issue of safeguarding adults at risk of financial abuse and scams.  Read full article

National News Roundup

Fund to help women set up a new home after family breakdown
Please note the Eaton Fund offers contributions to women in the UK setting up a new home after family breakdown. Read full article
Birmingham Study of litigants in Person
A study of litigants in person in Birmingham Civil Justice Centre by Birmingham City University.  Conclusions include that LIPs:tend to be people poorly placed to access information or assistance and to represent themselves in court; were positive often about the court appearance regarding judicial management of the case; were less enamoured with the lawyers appearing against them; struggle to find the right source of information;  Read full article

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