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.
The Norfolk Domestic Abuse Champions Network are currently recruiting for a Domestic Abuse Change Coordinator for North Norfolk, East Norfolk and Broadland. This is a temporary contract until 31st May in the first instance. Secondments will be considered for this post. Find out more, please click here or contact email@example.com Read full article
There is a Domestic Abuse Champions Networking Event on the 16th September from 9:30am until 12:30pm.The event will be an incredible opportunity to meet with other Domestic Abuse champions, hear talks from guest speakers, promote your service, and eat mince pies (it is also on NCC Christmas Jumper Day). Read full article
Training and Events
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
The England Illegal Money Lending team is providing free training to any agency to assist in recognising when illegal money lending is happening. To learn more, please click 'Read more' below. Read full article
National News Roundup
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
The Bach Commission have released their interim report regarding access to justice. It highlights issues with the justice system which include the bureacracy in the Legal Aid Agency which is costly and time consuming, and that fewer people can access financial support. It also looks at how we can make justice a reality and recommends a reform to Legal Aid and an increase in the availability of legal advice. Read full article