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

Job Vacancies with Norfolk Carers Support
Norfolk Carers Support currently have four new exciting opportunities across their services. They are looking to recruit an Advisor, Carers Support LEad, Digital Communications Officer and a Communications and Engagement Officer. Read full article
Equal Lives Training Programme Update
Click below for an update on the Autumn 2016 training programme. The next training programme will start on 15th February 2017, running for 7 weeks, and it will then be repeated starting from 13th September 2017. Read full article

Training and Events

Change to Equal Lives training dates
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
Celebrating International Older People’s Day
Norwich Older People’s Forum (NOPF) is celebrating International Older People’s Day by holding its AGM and a full forum meeting on Wednesday 28 September, 10am at Blackfriars Hall, St Andrews Plain, Norwich. The meeting is titled Ageing with disability and the guest speakers will be Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability Research at UEA and Kate Wyatt, Vice-Chair to the Board of Trustees at Equal Lives. Read full article

National News Roundup

Explaining changes to DLA to claimants
To help agencies explain changes to Disability Living Allowance to claimants, the DWP have produced the leaflet 'DLA is ending'. You can order printed copies of this leaflet free of charge. Read full article
DWP on-line verification
DWP have released a video to assist organisations who support customers in their on-line applications for Universal Credit. There's a new way for the public to prove who they are when dealing with government services online. It's called GOV.UK Verify and once set up, will let them access their Universal Credit account.  Read full article

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