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

Vacancies with Hebron Trust
The Hebron Trust are looking to recruit a Business Support Coordinator, an Administrative Support Worker and a House Support Worker. The closing date for these posts is 17th April 2017. Read full article
Plans published to reform DWP offices
The DWP has proposed merging 78 smaller Jobcentre Plus offices with larger ones nearby and co-locating around 50 Jobcentre Plus offices with local authorities or other community services to provide joined-up services. Proposals include closing the Kings Lynn Job Centre at Lovell House and co-locating the Kings Lynn Job Centre at Kings Court. The Job Centre in Thetford would also be co-located and the Centre for Health and Disabiltiy Assessments at St Mary's House, Norwich would be closed under these proposals.  Read full article

Training and Events

Leeway's Domestic Abuse Awareness Training
Leeway has over 40 years’ experience working in the field of domestic abuse in Norfolk and given the high level of domestic abuse happening across our communities, we know that domestic abuse training is an  important part of tackling  this often hidden crime.Feedback from recent training included:“Really interesting, well delivered, supportive and considered.  Very good and much appreciated.” Read full article
Equal Lives Training Programme Spring 2017
Equal Lives have new training dates for 2017, please click below for details.   Read full article

National News Roundup

Mental Capacity Act - scenarios for training
Safeguarding adults leads from across NHS England - Midlands and East (East) have helped developed a Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Workbook and film clips which are now available on the SCIE website.  Read full article
MoJ survey finds vulnerable ‘face multiple legal problems'
Vulnerable people - those living with a disability, as lone parents or on less than £15,000 a year - are more likely to experience multiple legal problems than others, according to a major government study slipped into the public domain a year late. The findings, published on Friday afternoon, point to a crisis in access to justice following legal aid reforms. Read full article

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