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

Update on the NCLS Wefare Benefits Service
In order to make most effective use of their limited resources the NCLS Welfare Benefits Appeals and Representation service will be accessible via the NCAN Referral System only, although they will retain discretion to take vulnerable clients direct. See below for further details. Read full article
Feedback required on Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation
The Care Quality Commission is re-inspecting Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation the week beginning the 11th July and they are asking for feedback from service users, carers and partners / other agencies. Read full article

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Working Families - Second tier employment advice
Working Families is a national charity providing advice on employment rights and in-work benefits for working parents and carers. Read full article
Guidance about the evidence for legal aid for DA victims
Coram Children's Legal Centre have recently published updated guidance about the evidence requirements for legal aid for domestic abuse victims. Read full article

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