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

Age UK Norfolk hospital advice services now in the NNUH & QEll
Age UK Norfolk's aim for this Project is to bring the IAA service within easy reach of substantial numbers of older people while they are being treated in The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and on discharge. Read full article
Social Prescribing - Tuckswood GP Surgery
Norwich City Council and Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group are working with Tuckswood GP Surgery to set up a pilot ‘social prescribing’ advice project. Read full article

Training and Events

Delivering a Positive Outcome Event
Delivering a Positive Outcome: Early Intervention, Education and Reducing Re-offending - 13 September 2016, Central LondonThe Policy-UK Forum will be holding an event discussing young people and the justice system, agenda items include: Providing the Alternative Paths – Collaboration for Prevention, Early Intervention and the Role of the Courts, The Youth Justice Estate Building Positive, Conducive Environment. For more information on the event click below. Read full article
Equal Lives training programme for Autumn 2016
Training courses include Introduction to Welfare Benefits, ESA, PIP, Universal Credit, Reconsiderations and Starting Appeals, and Tribunal Skills. Read full article

National News Roundup

PIP Appeal Guide
Advicenow has recently published a new guide to dealing successfully with a Personal Independence Payment appeal – How to win a PIP appeal. Read full article
Civil Legal Aid: England & Wales, Scotland and NI compared
This paper examines the differences between the three legal aid schemes, considering their application, key legislation and eligibility criteria. Read full article

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