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Social Club: Wildlife Talk and Burns Night

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Social Club News -  22nd January - Wildlife and Whisky

We've got loads of good stuff coming up. If you don't believe us, have a look below.

New Year is a time when people decide to do something different. Why not make the social club part of that? We're planning 2019 as you read this - expect BBQs, gigs, quizzes, gin, sausages, wine, beer festivals and much more. We're looking forward to it.

In the meantime, we hope to see you at our

BURNS NIGHT on Fri Jan 25th

pre-order tickets by end of today or pay full price

We're always keen for new members, its only £2.50 a month to join.

you can always see our events calendar at anytime on www.nccsocialclub.co.uk/events

Join up. Join in. Retired Members Talks (everyone welcome) Wednesday 23rd January. The Wildlife of Norfolk

A photographic wildlife safari around Norfolk, looking at some of the county's unique habitats.

Refreshments from 10.00am, talk from 10.30am to approx 11.45am

Come along to an illustrated talk by Caroline Spinks from Norfolk Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife of Norfolk

A photographic wildlife safari around Norfolk, looking at some of the county's unique habitats.

BURNS NIGHT PROMOTION 25th Jan from 4.30 pm. Food served 5.30 to 8pm, whisky available all night!

To celebrate burns night we're doing a very special promotion. Buy a ticket beforehand (by end of Wed 23rd Jan) and then, on the night, you will be able to sample 2 great single malts, as well as a plate of haggis, neeps and tatties. The price is only £5 so its a cracking deal. For those not wanting whisky then you can buy a food only ticket for £2 - and we will be selling IRN Bru on the night (because we can't get Red Kola!!). And we will also have veggie haggis as well. Food on the night will be £3 if you haven't pre-ordered and whiskys will be £2 to £2.50 - so pre-ordering saves you money and helps us gauge demand and avoid wasted food.

And of course, its a bargain!

Buy your tickets at the bar before the end of Wednesday 23rd (that's today!!)

And if you're coming on the night  why not stay on for the quiz?

Please note we wont be serving food during the quiz - that wouldn't be fair to the quizzers!

Food will be served 5.30 to 8pm.

BIG QUIZ NIGHT

Friday 25th - start at 8pm, please arrive a bit early.

The well loved and extremely enjoyable social club returns after its Christmas break. Peter S will be doing the honours, and as it's part of our Burns Night celebrations there will be a slightly Scottish slant to the proceedings. Just a light dusting of Scottish knowledge.

Its £1 per person to enter, maximum teams of 6, and there are cash prizes.

Why not come a bit earlier and take advantage of the burns night deal to get in the mood?

NORWICH CITY v SHEFFIELD UNITED Saturday 26th January Club opens 12pm, kick off is at 3pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing there social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free. Have we got what it takes to sustain a promotion push?


EARLY BIRD QUIZ Friday 8th February from 5.45pm

Free to enter, this slightly silly and off-beat quiz is a a fun and friendly way to start the weekend. Leave work behind and start your weekend here. We'll finish by 7pm (ish) and the winning team gets a free round of drinks, the last placed team win free chocolate. Maximum teams of 5 - get your team organised and see you there. A great way to end the week, or start your night out...

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2019

We're planning some great stuff for 2019. Besides the monthly early bird quiz, big quiz, and pre home match football, we've got hot food Friday lunchtimes, our perennial 4 pints for the price of 3 (after work and before 7pm), the rock n roll club, retired members talks, various sports clubs and lots more. All for £2.50 a month!

Thanks to those who have volunteered to run a quiz for us. It is very much appreciated.

Please sign up your colleagues so they can enjoy as well. These are all FREE for social club members and their guest (including children) and are paid for out of your £2.50 a month. So the more members we have, the more we can put on! Simples"

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored.

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

events@nccsocialclub.co.uk for questions about events and room bookings

Website: www.nccsocialclub.co.uk    and look us up on facebook 

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 17:02

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Four Norfolk County Council farms available for tenancy

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 16:55

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Agri-tech promises profits for Norfolk farmers

For details go to our news page.

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Half-term Activities Now Booking

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:30
Half-term Activities at The Norfolk Record Office Booking is now open for our February Half-Term activities. Ready, Set, Go… Thursday 21 February 2-3.30pm

 

Use documents from the Record Office as inspiration to invent your own board game.

 £3.50 per child. Under 3s free of charge. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking required. Please book on 01603 222599 or http://archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

 

On the Nose Friday 22 February 2-3.30pm

Paint your own plane nosecone art based on designs created by American servicemen stationed in Norfolk. Handle artefacts from the Second World War including an incendiary bomb.

£3.50 per child. Under 3s free of charge. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking required. Please book on 01603 222599 or http://archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

The Norfolk Record Office is a joint service of Norfolk County Council and the district councils in Norfolk

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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Business Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:25

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Scam Alert – Telephone cold callers offering adverts in ‘free magazines’ – 18 January 2019

Report scams to;

Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk 

Trading Standards Business Line 0344 800 8020

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Norfolk County Council - Policy and Resources Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:43

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Policy and Resources Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on  28 January 2019 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Your toasty, tasty Takeaway

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:21
 

A flavour of the week at NCC...   18 January 2019

myIT - Monday's the day 

The BETA version of myIT – our new one-stop shop for all your IMT needs – goes live on 21 January.

Have a look on Monday by clicking on the link in the black banner at the top of the intranet homepage. In the meantime, catch a glimpse of what's to come by checking out the video, also on the homepage. More...                         

Growing local businesses

Leader of the Council, Councillor Andrew Proctor, spoke last night at the launch of Invest East, a new programme to support business growth in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The £1.8m scheme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supported by Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council, University of East Anglia - Adapt and New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.

Time to get moving

Former Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie continues to support our men’s health campaign, Menkind.

This month, Darren shares his top tips on physical activity. The messages in his blog will be supported by an outdoor poster and social media advertising campaign, encouraging men to move more and to eat more healthily. 

For a fascinating snapshot of the behind-the-scenes filming of the Menkind campaign for Anglia TV, click here and scroll down to Menkind.

Have you noticed that Darren has appeared on your email signature? If you can't see him, you need to reset your signature. Find out how here.

Pay structure changes agreed

Union members have voted to accept the changes to our pay structure that we told you about towards the end of last year.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote or to feed back to us directly. We can now make the changes, including pay awards, in time for April 2019 pay. More...  

EU Settlement Scheme pilot 

The UK government has committed to protecting the rights of EU citizens who are not British or Irish, and their family members, currently living in the UK.

This includes the right to live here, work here and access public services such as healthcare and benefits. To retain these rights, non-British or Irish EU citizens must apply for UK immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme

From 21 January, non-British and Irish EU citizens living in the UK who have a valid passport, as well as their non-EU citizen family members who hold a valid biometric residence card, will be able to take part in a public test phase of the scheme. More...

Have your say on Greenways

You may have read in the EDP this week about proposals to turn three former railway routes in Norfolk into wildlife-friendly walking and cycling paths - Greenways.

At a series of events and via an online questionnaire, people will be able to give their views on the routes, their design and locations.

For more information, go to our website.  

Hooray! Microsoft Office for £11.99

A reminder that, as Norfolk County Council employees, we can get a licensed copy of Microsoft Office to install and use on a single home computer - for only £11.99 - as part of Microsoft's Software Assurance Home Use Programme (HUP). Find out more here.

Missed last week's edition? Don't worry - you can find all editions at The Friday Takeaway.

Last day for OSCA nominations

You’ve only got until the end of today to nominate colleagues and county council volunteers for an Outstanding Contribution Award. Nominate here now!  Find out more here.

Early childhood and family service

This week, the county council published its updated proposals for an early childhood and family service. The report will be discussed by the Children’s Services Committee on 22 January. More...

Boost your income with Norfolk Rewards

Our employee discounts scheme offers unmatched buying power and unbeatable savings at hundreds of retailers, making your money go further. You can make significant monthly savings on everyday purchases, special items and even holidays. Find out more…

Renovating County Hall

At the next meeting of our Policy and Resources Committee on 28 January, councillors will be asked to approve £9.5m of funding to complete the third and final stage of renovating County Hall. More...

Transforming Wensum Lodge

This week, there was positive feedback at Communities Committee and in the local media for our plans to revamp Wensum Lodge. Here’s what the EDP had to say. Read our press release here.

Image copyright Hudson Architects.

This week's blog

Louise Smith, Director of Public Health

Look out for two blogs next week. A guest blog on Monday from Revd Dr Liviu Barbu, Norfolk County Council Chaplain, about Holocaust Memorial Day, followed by Simon George’s blog on Tuesday 22 January.

Read about our senior leadership team here.

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 18 January 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 18 January 2019 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin. Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

You can also find out information and share arts opportunities on our Social Media pages:
https://twitter.com/NCCArtsService 
https://en-gb.facebook.com/NCCArtsService  

Please note that due to reduced staff capacity at present we are sending the bulletin out every couple of weeks, the next email will be sent on the 25 January.

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Visit East of England: Culture Campaign Coordinator

Freelance contract: February 2019 – January 2020
75 hrs per month. Monthly fee £1,250
Deadline for applications: 12 noon, 31st January 2019
Interviews: 11th February, Norwich

The Culture Campaign Coordinator is a great new freelance contract at Visit East of England. This contract is part of our ongoing Look Sideways East project to build cultural tourism in Norfolk and Suffolk. This is a terrific opportunity to work with the marketing leads from all the major cultural organisations across Suffolk. This is a 12 month contract, 75 hrs a month for a fee of £1,250, plus travel costs. The contractor will work from their own base.

The Culture Campaign Coordinator will work with Visit East of England (VEE) and the Look Sideways East (LSE) Marketing Consortium to put together, promote and attract national interest in the outstanding cultural offer in Norfolk and Suffolk. This is part of the consortium’s ongoing programme of work to make Norfolk and Suffolk ‘must see cultural destinations’. This will coincide with the launch of a new Visit East of England website with a major emphasis on the cultural offer.

The Look Sideways East Marketing Consortium is a network of marketing leads from the major cultural organisations in Norfolk and Suffolk, that are working together to build cultural tourism in the East. It includes Snape Maltings, Theatre Royal Norwich, New Wolsey Theatre, DanceEast, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, The Apex, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Norfolk Museums, National Centre for Writing, Marina Theatre Lowestoft and Visit Norwich, All about Ipswich, Visit Suffolk, Visit Norfolk and VEE. We want people to visit Norfolk and Suffolk for the first time, to  return, stay longer and explore further.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Development Manager and a Communications and Development Officer, Norfolk & Norwich Festival 

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is recruiting for a Development Manager and a Communications and Development Officer for our new Communications and Development Team which brings together income generation and management of our public profile.

The Development Manager will lead income generation from sponsors, individuals, and support fundraising from trusts and foundations, across all activities and initiatives for Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

The Communications and Development Officer supports the development and delivery of communication and development campaigns, taking the lead on all electronic communications.

These are both exciting opportunities for people who have the skills and experience to meet the challenges of these jobs and who can bring energy to our organisation.

It is an exciting time to join us as we prepare for our next Festival in May and to celebrate our 250th anniversary in 2022.

Download the application pack, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form here https://nnfestival.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

Deadline for applications is noon on Monday 4 February 2019

Conservation Manager (IWM Duxford), Imperial War Museums

IWM is looking for a Conservation Manager to join our Care and Conservation team based at IWM Duxford.

The Conservation Manager will plan and manage programmes to conserve collection material at all of IWM’s five branches or at local venues. This will include overseeing external conservation contracts, and managing a team of conservators and conservation technicians.

You will also be responsible for one of the key conservation workflow strands in support of IWM’s projects.

Apply online via our website www.iwm.org.uk/corporate/jobs
Please note we do not accept only CV’s, you will be required to fill in an online application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am Thursday 31 January 2019.

Norwich University of the Arts 3 Posts   Evening Technician: Media

18 hours per week up to 30 weeks per academic year – 4.30 pm to 9.00 pm Monday to Thursday

Salary: £10.51 to £11.74 per hour

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and committed evening technician to ensure the effective operation of technical resources for media and design resources at St Andrews House.

Closing Date: 29/01/2019
Interview Date: 05/02/2019

  Course Leader – Architecture

Salary: £50,132 per annum

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Course Leader for Architecture who shares the University’s ambition to extend and strengthen its provision in this subject area.

Closing Date: 28/01/2019
Interview Date: 18/02/2019

  Lecturer – Architecture

0.6 FTE (12 months fixed-term / maternity cover)

Salary: £19,919 to £23,765 per annum

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Architecture who will organise and deliver the design, technology and representation curriculum through workshops, lectures, tutorials and seminars to an appropriate level for our ARB Part 1 accredited BA (Hons) Architecture course.

Closing Date: 28/01/2019
Interview Date: 11/02/2019

For more information and to apply please click here.

Drama Facilitator, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

The Education programme at Theatre Royal is committed to providing young people across Suffolk with the opportunity to learn from highly experienced Theatre Practitioners, watch performances from some of the leading children’s theatre companies internationally, get on stage and perform, build confidence in a familiar and friendly environment and Drama Facilitators are an integral part of its delivery.

This post is a flexible zero hours contract. It is anticipated as minimum 2 hours and with the potential to cover a maximum of 12 hours per week as part of the After School Drama Club Programme. There will also be the opportunity to lead on other projects within the Education Programme.

Please download the application pack https://www.theatreroyal.org/theatre-information/jobs/

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Friday 1 February.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12 February 2019

Senior Digital Humanities Officer, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

£33,199 to £39,609 per annum

The post is available on a full-time basis from 1 April 2019 for a fixed term period of 24 months.

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures launched a Digital Japan Strand in September 2018. This position will enhance not only a timely response to the increasing importance of digital archiving, research practices, and digital exhibition, but will also be key to further developing SISJAC's connections with UEA and to help make SISJAC's digital offer widely available.

Closing Date: 7 February 2019

For more information and to apply please click here.

Events Superviso, BeWILDerwood

BeWILDerwood is a wild and imaginative family adventure park based in Hoveton, Norfolk. With magical treehouses, exciting play structures and a hint of intriguing characters, BeWILDerwood brings a unique experience to the Norfolk Broads.

We are now looking for a highly motivated and experienced Events Supervisor, to join the Events department, contributing to our desire to become the UK’s most loved adventure park.

Starting Salary – circa £16-£20k per annum dependant on experience
This is a permanent, full time role that requires a flexible approach to hours and days worked.

Closing Date – Sunday 10th February
Interviews – w/c 18th February

For more information and to apply please click here.

West Road Concert Hall Manager, West Road Concert Hall, University of Cambridge

Closes: 10th February 2019

The Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Manager for the West Road Concert Hall to build on the successes of the Concert Hall as a first-class performance space supporting high-quality student music-making and playing host to a broad programme of externally promoted events which enrich the musical life of the Faculty, the wider University and the local community.

Leading a small operational team to ensure the effective running of the Concert Hall and associated facilities, the role holder will work strategically to balance academic needs with maximising opportunities for student performance and professional arts events, ensuring that relationships are nurtured with commercial clients to maintain essential revenue streams which support all other activity.

For further information and to apply, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/20082/

Orchestra Librarian, Academy of Ancient Music

Closes: 4th February 2019

Reporting to the Head of Concerts & Planning and working closely with other key staff including the Chief Executive and Music Director, the librarian plays a key role researching and providing information on repertoire including editions and orchestrations.

This part-time role (2 days per week) is responsible for the purchase, rental or creation (where required) of material and the preparation thereof for rehearsal and performance, working with conductors, directors and soloists to ensure their requirements are met.

For full information, and for application details, please see the AAM website at https://www.aam.co.uk/orchestra-librarian/

Creative Programmes Assistant - BLOC, Suffolk Libraries

37 hours per week on a fixed term contract until March 2022

We’re looking for a Creative Programmes Assistant to support the Creative Programmes Manager with the artistic planning and administration of the Suffolk Libraries arts programme - BLOC. We’re looking for an individual who:

  • Has excellent communication skills and the enthusiasm to build positive and supportive relationships with our customers, team, partners and community
  • Has a good level of writing, reading and numeracy skills
  • Has excellent digital skills and is confident and competent in using the internet, email and a variety of technology.
  • Has some administration experience as well as working with young people (desirable)
  • Understands Suffolk Libraries’ services and what it delivers.

If you are creative and enjoy helping people, have a willingness to work within a team in a busy environment and an interest in arts and technology, we would love to hear from you.

For more details and the full job description please visit the Suffolk Libraries Website

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 February 2019.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Women musicians - expressions of interest please, DGAS Music Women's Project

DGAS Music Women's Project runs drumming workshops for women who have experienced problems in their lives. We are looking for women musicians who have experience of playing and facilitating African drum rhythms and facilitating music making sessions.

At present we are between funding for workshops but expect to receive funding in the coming year so are hoping to build new working partnerships with women musicians. Could interested women please email a brief resume to claire.nelmes@dgasmusic.org.uk

Women only need make contact under Schedule 9 (part 1) of The Equality Act 2010.

Call out for artists to take part in Waveney Valley 2019 Sculpture Trail

Applications are now open for artists from across the country to apply to take part in the Waveney & Blyth Arts sculpture trail at The Raveningham Centre, ten miles south of Norwich, a three-acre site of hidden groves, orchards, kitchen gardens and walkways.

In 2019 the sculpture trail will take place over five weeks, from 2nd August to 8th September.

The Curator, Sarah Cannell, is particularly interested in applications from artists who will respond to the space and create site specific works.

Artists have until midnight on Friday 25th January 2019 to apply. Applications cost £15 which will also include membership to Waveney & Blyth Arts for 2019.

For more information about Waveney & Blyth Arts and to apply visit www.waveneyandblytharts.com

The Library Presents Open Call for Artists & Performers - Autumn, Babylon ARTS

Cambridgeshire County Council has been awarded National Portfolio Organisation funding from Arts Council England to run The Library Presents in partnership with Babylon ARTS until 2022. The Library Presents programme will bring quality arts activities into Libraries in market towns and villages across Cambridgeshire.

The programme aims to inspire and deliver a vibrant inclusive programme of high quality arts activities in accessible and welcoming venues.

This is an open call for artists to suggest material for The Library Presents menu for autumn 2019.

To view our online application please click here.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 15th February 2019.

Development Opportunities Aesop Institute 2019 - New development opportunity for Arts and Health professionals

Aesop Institute 2019 is a continuing a professional development programme aimed at supporting professionals in the arts and health sectors develop the knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the provision and growth of successful arts in health programmes. Click here for more information.

Applications deadline: 15 February 2019

Training sessions at The Garage in February

Being Restorative, Thursday 21 February, 9.30am-4.30pm
Learn how to restore good relationships when there has been conflict or harm, to reduce the possibility of such conflict and harm arising. Restorative approaches work by building relationships, maintaining relationships and repairing relationships when harm has been caused.
Restorative approaches support emotional and social development and literacy and equip people with problem solving skills and the ability to manage conflict when it occurs. Restorative approaches also help build respect, responsibility, resolution and reintegration. This session is being delivered by Norfolk County Council.
Cost: £30
Bookings: 01603 283382.

Schemes of Work and Lesson Planning, Thursday 7 February, 9.30am-12pm
This session will help you plan better for delivering your own teaching by looking at different methods for creating schemes of work and lesson plans. It will touch on aims, objectives, sequencing of learning, differentiation, challenge and keeping learning focused on the bigger picture.
Cost: £10
Bookings: 01603 283382.

Inclusivity and Audiences Symposium, AMA

11 February 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conference Aston, Birmingham

Challenge your ideas about inclusivity and equity in relation to audience engagement at this one-day event from the AMA. It will challenge you but it will also equip you with confidence to make changes and shape your workplace at a new level. You’ll hear from speakers who will share good practice and help you clarify your approach in engaging new and diverse audiences. Challenge your ideas about inclusivity and equity in relation to audience engagement. Leave with practical tools and strategic ideas to implement straight away.

In addition to the main symposium, join your peers for a second day of workshops and discussion on 12 February, designed specifically for leaders of cultural organisations.

For more information and to book a place please click here.

NEW YEAR - NEW SKILLS… Artpocket programme of exciting short courses for adults in 2019

Book Arts 25th February – 6 weeks (6-8) Artpocket, Norwich

Stitched Textiles Studio Project
28th February – 5 weeks (6.30 -9) Creative Crafts, Station Road, Sheringham

Find out more at www.artpocket.co.uk
email: becky@artpocket.co.uk
tel: 07501 3150905

SHARE Museums East

SHARE Museums East delivers a bespoke training programme to Accredited museums in the East of England.The programme covers the following areas: collections management, audience development, leadership, organisational resilience and learning. We welcome those outside the region, or not within the ACE Accreditation Scheme, but please be aware priority is given to those within the Scheme and other delegates may be charged a small fee to attend. Find event details and training here

in_collusion

A creative industries development programme focused on enterprise and innovation. Aiming to enhance creative technology skills and transfer knowledge across sectors through the creation of new public artworks. It will generate disruptive outcomes through the creation of content rich projects that explore the areas of artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and data culture.

Find out more here

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

Unlock your fundraising potential with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy's new suite of face-to-face training courses. Taking place all over the country between September 2018 - March 2019, our courses cover a broad range of fundraising skills pitched at different levels. The Essentials series is designed for those earlier in their career, whilst for those further on, we have the Leadership and Governance series, or for something specific take a look at our new Specialist series.

Industry Research & Information Make Music Day 2019 – Norfolk network event

You are invited to join King’s Lynn Festival, Norfolk Music Education Hub and representatives from Make Music Day UK on Monday 21 January in King’s Lynn to hear about Make Music Day 2019. We’re looking to gather together a range of musicians, music groups, arts organisations, venues, businesses – anyone interested in turning Make Music Day into something huge in Norfolk! On 21 January, there will be an opportunity to hear about Make Music Day and plans for 2019, discuss ways to get involved, network and form partnerships.

Monday 21 January, 4.30-6.30pm
Fermoy Gallery, King's Lynn
Please RSVP via Eventbrite here.

For more information, contact alison@makemusicday.co.uk.

Creativity and Wellbeing: A National Celebration

For the past seven years, London Arts in Health Forum has hosted a festival of culture and health in London each June. From 2019, in collaboration with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Creativity and Wellbeing will become a national event with events happening right across England. We are hoping that people interested can start planning events now. The festival will take place from 10-16 June 2019 and is a great opportunity to showcase the work that is happening bringing together culture and health in one place. Find out more here

The Museum Freelance Network

Freelancers make up a significant and growing part of the workforce in the museums sector and undertake a huge variety of work. Freelancers offer flexibility; can provide a particular expertise, experience or skillset; bring an unbiased and independent perspective; and can provide innovative thinking, a fresh pair of eyes and a different approach. https://www.museumfreelance.org/

Funding Opportunities Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund

The Arts Project Fund supports initiatives and events in all art forms and multi art form areas. This includes the development and promotion of a wide range of arts activity in communities throughout Norfolk. Each year we make awards of up to £500 to around 70 projects.

The next deadline is the 31st of January 2019.

If you would like to apply please contact arts@norfolk.gov.uk to discuss your project and eligibility.

Grants 4 Norfolk

Looking for funding? Try our FREE Norfolk County Council search facility serving both businesses and communities. Local, regional and national funding opportunities available. Register here

Breckland Business Innovation Den

Breckland Council would like to invite entrepreneurs in the district to bid for a one-off investment of up to £20,000 to help develop their business ideas.

Deadline: 4 February 2019

Find out more & apply

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

The North Norfolk District Council Arts and Culture Fund is open for applications, the fund offers grants of up to £2,000.

The aim of the Fund is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Norfolk residents through active participation and engagement in arts and culture.

Any voluntary or community organisation with a project to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or specific group of residents in North Norfolk is encouraged to apply to the Fund.

Projects will need to demonstrate the active involvement or participation of North Norfolk residents, e.g. establishment of a community choir, participatory arts, dance, drama and music events.

Applications for an Arts and Culture grant will be assessed 3 times a year with the deadline for applications being the last Friday of June, October and February. Decisions on completed applications received will be made by delegated authority within 4 weeks of the deadline. The net deadline is: Friday 22nd February.

For more information about the Arts and Culture Fund or to apply for a grant visit www.north-norfolk.gov.uk and search “Arts and Culture Fund”.

To discuss a potential application call the Communities Team on 01263 516173 or 01263 516248.

Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Small Grants Scheme

A wide range of activities can be funded through revenue and capital grants, and need to meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Improved understanding of different people and cultures in our local community
  • Increased involvement from people who face barriers to participation in community life
  • Greater use of community buildings or outdoor community spaces particularly in rural areas
  • Healthier and safer lifestyles for the whole community
  • Increased participation in arts and cultural activities which are accessible to the whole community

Revenue grants:
Revenue grants are available up to a maximum of £2,500.
Revenue grants can cover running costs and activity/ operational costs.

Capital grants:
Capital grants can cover equipment, building, and refurbishment costs. Grants up to 1/3 of costs up to a maximum grant of £10,000 are available.

Deadline: 15 February 2019

Find out more & apply

Breckland Council Match Funding

Applications can be made at any time while the Fund is open. Please note, this funding programme is currently available up until and including June 30th 2019. The following levels of Match Funding grants are currently available:

Breckland Council Match Funding Small Grants
Funding of between £500 and £5,000.
With this funding stream applicants can expect a maximum of 50% of the total project cost therefore match funding is required which can be from your own funds or other external funders.

Breckland Council Match Funding Large Grants
Funding of between £5,001 and £20,000.
With this funding stream there is a maximum of 30% of the total project cost available, therefore match funding is required which can be from your own funds or other external funders.

Find out more & apply 

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grants programme is designed to help meet the needs of local community groups and the provision of community-led activities and projects.
Maximum Grant: £5,000

Find out more & apply 

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

The New Endeavour Rangers Fund aims to support charitable organisations offering opportunities and positive activities for children and young people in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.

Applications can be received at any time with decisions being made in June and November.

The Fund will not support activities for the under-fives.

Grants of between £500 – £2,000 are available.

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

  • Youth clubs and holiday programmes
  • Trips and activities for young carers
  • Opportunities for children and young people to learn new skills
  • Positive activities to support families

Find out more & apply 

Norfolk Community Foundation Themed call: Mental Health & Wellbeing and Vulnerable Families

Applications are invited for projects that meet one or both of the following priority themes:

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Vulnerable Families

Applications for grants of up to £10,000 can be accepted. While funds able to offer this size of grant in full are limited, we will aim to look at multiple funds to secure the funds needed. If your group would normally apply to several NCF funds for the same or similar costs, this is an opportunity to make a request that reflects your funding needs without the requirement for multiple applications.

Applicants can submit ONE application to a themed call.
Deadline: 8 March 2019

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

The Cultural Impact Development Fund offers repayable finance between £25,000 and £150,000 to arts, cultural and creative organisations that are committed to improving the quality of their impact practice and evaluation and could benefit from external support with this. It aims to enable ambitious organisations in the arts and cultural sector to take on small-scale repayable finance in order to achieve social outcomes, and to increase the capability of arts and cultural organisations to articulate, achieve, monitor and evaluate their intended social impact. Applications will be accepted until the 31st of August 2021. More information can be found here

Community grants programme, Norwich City Council

Tiered grants of £50, £300 and £500 are available to community groups or groups of residents wishing to undertake small projects or activities that support people getting involved in their neighbourhood. There are no deadlines for applications. You can submit your proposal at any time during the year and we aim to assess them within 4-6 weeks where we can. More information can be found here

The Architectural Heritage Fund

The AHF is a registered charity, working since 1976 to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK, particularly in economically disadvantaged areas. Where a building is listed, scheduled, or within a conservation area or of acknowledged historic merit – and potentially involves a change of ownership and/or use – we can help with our advice, development grants or loans. More information here

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

Arts Council England has created National Lottery Project Grants as an open-access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects (arts projects taking place in libraries). Applications must meet the programme’s four criteria: Quality, Public engagement, Finance and Management. Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available. More information here

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

Maximum award:£ 30,000. The Geoffrey Watling Charity offers grants to charitable organisations in the County of Norfolk and the Waveney District of Suffolk so that they can continue and develop their work in the community. More information here

Developing your Creative Practice, Arts Council England

Developing your Creative Practice is a development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in England’s arts and culture sector. The fund will create more pathways for individuals, from a range of creative practices and backgrounds. It will allow creative practitioners the time and space to undertake ambitious research and development, helping to make a step-change in their practice.  Round 4 will open for applications on 17 January 2019 and close at 12pm (noon) on 21 February 2019.. More information here

Volunteering Opportunities Volunteering Opportunities, Creative Arts East

CAE are looking for positive, energetic people who would like to help us run the 'Our Day Out' music and dance sessions. More information can be found here.

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

Volunteering at Norfolk Museums Service can be a very rewarding and sociable experience. You'll meet like-minded people, gain new experience, learn new skills and support Norfolk's heritage. More information can be found here.

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/arts

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:55

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:01

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Recruitment drive ignites interest in being a firefighter

For details go to our news page.

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:00

We've recently added the following news to our website:

For details go to our news page.

Categories: Norfolk

SEND E-Newsletter - January 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:56
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Newsletter

January 2019 - Issue No. 26

The SEND e-newsletter gives information and news about what is new and being developed in the world of SEND and the Local Offer in Norfolk.

Thank you to those who have contributed to this edition. The next full edition will be released in February 2019.

Learning Disability and Autism Consultation

As part of Norfolk County Council's commitments to improving knowledge and understanding about autism, we are collecting data from numerous areas on the training provided for staff on this subject.

We are inviting the most relevant person with oversight of SEND Training (eg SENCo, Inclusion Lead, Headteacher) to complete this survey.

Your responses will help us to increase our understanding of the needs within certain sectors and potentially develop bespoke training for staff as part of our aim to improve services for people with autism.

The deadline for completing the survey is 25 January 2019.

If you would like to submit an article for this newsletter, please get in touch send@norfolk.gov.uk

Categories: Norfolk

Your Norfolk Extra - January 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:15

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January 2019

Domestic Abuse Training for Hairdressers and Beauty Therapists

Hair and beauty professionals in Norfolk are to be offered basic training around domestic abuse, provided by Norfolk County Council.

This training event will teach attendees what to say if a client discloses domestic abuse or shows signs of physical or non-physical abuse.

Cllr Margaret Dewsbury, Chair of the Communities Committee at Norfolk County Council, said: “Domestic Abuse is regrettably widespread across Norfolk, and it’s so important that we take every opportunity to raise awareness of this subject.”

The free training for hairdressers and beauty therapists takes place at Blackfriars Hall, St Andrews Hall, Norwich on Monday 11th February. Doors will open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

Please email da.change@norfolk.gov.uk to book a place.

DigiFest comes to all Norfolk Libraries

Codable caterpillars, microbit unicorns, stop motion animation and mini robots – just some of the exciting events coming to all Norfolk libraries in February 2019 as part of DigiFest: a celebration of all things digital. This family-friendly festival will include free workshops to help children explore creative technologies and will include simple computer coding, creating works of art with Scribble Bots and making mini movies using Stop Motion Studio. 

Throughout February we’ll also be running a competition asking young people to design and create something fabulous using a microbit. There are 500 microbit packs that can be borrowed free of charge from Norfolk libraries. Details of all the events taking place will be available on the Norfolk libraries website.

Just two days left to have your say on Norwich Western Link options

Our public consultation on our four shortlisted route options for a Norwich Western Link, to connect the A47 to the western end of Broadland Northway, closes at midnight this Friday.

More than 1,100 people have told us what they think of our route options since the consultation launched in late November. The Norwich Western Link is one of the council’s top infrastructure priorities and is needed to improve travel and tackle transport problems including traffic congestion and rat-running on minor roads in the area to the west of Norwich. It’s important that we receive as many views and insights about the options as possible as we’ll use these to help us identify a preferred route for the Norwich Western Link later this year.

People can visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/nwl before midnight on Friday to find out more about the route options and fill in our consultation survey.

Norfolk apprentice of the year

Apprenticeships Norfolk, an initiative from Norfolk County Council, is running the first ‘Norfolk Apprentice of the Year’ competition to celebrate apprentices working across the county.

The deadline for entries is Friday 15 February and shortlisted applicants will be invited to take part in an afternoon of activities and presentations at County Hall in Norwich on Monday 4 March. The overall winner will attend an apprenticeships celebration event to be held at the University of East Anglia’s Enterprise Centre on Thursday 7 March (6-8pm).

To enter, email apprenticeships@norfolk.gov.uk to request an entry form. Entrants must either be a current apprentice or have completed an apprenticeship within the last six months.

Extra funding for Norfolk's Fen roads

An extra £2m will be spent over the next three months to repair and resurface roads at 26 sites in West Norfolk.

The funding is part of the extra £12.694m Norfolk County Council received from the Government to spend on road maintenance in 2018/19.  This money is Norfolk’s share of the £420m made available to local authorities in England, that was announced in the Budget on 29 October 2018.

Cllr Martin Wilby, Chairman of the Environment, Development and Transport Committee, said:  “This represents a significant investment in West Norfolk’s Fen roads which were particularly badly affected by the heatwave over the summer, and the Beast from the East, last February and March.  The extra Government money is very welcome and we’re making sure we spend it where it’s most needed.”

MenKind - Fitness

Healthy eating? Dry January?  Getting fit? Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health and January is a good time to introduce some lifestyle changes.  This month’s menkind campaign focusses on exercise, Darren shares his top tips in his latest blog here

Have you turned your health around recently? We want to hear your stories! We’re looking for men who have improved their health, whether physical or mental by making changes to their diet or lifestyle.  Get in touch at marketing@norfolk.gov.uk   putting 'healthy heroes' in the subject line.

Grants for boilers and insulation

Norfolk councils are working together to help low income families stay warm and well. The Warm Homes Fund, led by Broadland District Council, can provide grant funding for first time gas or oil central heating system installs, and heating repairs for Norfolk home owners and private tenants.

Support is also available to residents to help with energy and debt advice, switching suppliers, priority service register, income maximisation and signposting to other support services. Broad eligibility criteria apply. Contact the Warm Homes Team on 01603 430103 or warmhomes@broadland.gov.uk to find out more.

The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million fund provided by National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions across England, Scotland and Wales

New services to help ensure No Lonely Day in Norfolk

People affected by loneliness and social isolation in Norfolk can now turn to a comprehensive range of new services for help and support.

Commissioned and funded by Norfolk County Council, the new services include a county-wide network of “Life Connectors” who work directly with people to provide coaching, practical advice and support to help people make and maintain relationships and strong links within their community.

Chairman of Norfolk County Council’s Adult Social Care Committee, Councillor Bill Borrett said: “This is another example of how, in spite of the significant funding pressures we are facing in Adult Social Care, we will invest in services that help our residents to live independent, healthy lives for as long as possible in stronger, more resilient, communities."

Online support is available as follows:

Lily - asklily.org.uk
Better Together - www.bettertogethernorfolk.org.uk
CAN Connect - www.canconnect.org.uk

Investing in our specialist education team

Norfolk County Council is investing £1.5m to double the size of its specialist education team and speed up assessments for education, health and care plans (EHCPs).

It is part of the council’s ambition to ensure that all children with special educational needs receive the right help and support as early as possible and comes on the back of £120m of County Council investment in specialist school places.

Cllr Stuart Dark, Chairman of the Children’s Services Committee at Norfolk County Council, said:

“We want all children with special educational needs in Norfolk to get the right help as early as possible, whether this is in mainstream or specialist schools."

Chance to shape plans for future of former Norfolk railway routes

People have the chance to shape plans to create cycling, walking and wildlife friendly paths following three former Norfolk railway routes.

The new paths would be known as Greenways as they would be designed to be good for walkers, cyclists, horse riders as well as boosting local biodiversity.  As far as possible the routes would follow former railway lines, running from Aylsham to Stalham, from King’s Lynn to Fakenham, and from King’s Lynn to Hunstanton.

At a series of events and via an online questionnaire, people will be able to give their views on the proposed three new routes, their design and locations.

For more information on the events, the project, and to complete the online questionnaire visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/greenways.

No place like home: careers in home support

With Norfolk County Council’s commitment to helping people live more independently in their own homes, the need for more people to work in the care sector has never been more relevant.

Norfolk Care Careers is a dedicated website: www.norfolkcarecareers.co.uk for care jobs and careers in Norfolk.  Along with information on relevant skills, career progression and current vacancies, it shares stories from people already working in the sector and their experiences.

Jo Duale joined the Enhanced Home Support Service, one of Norfolk County Council’s initiatives which aims to reduce delayed discharges from the region’s three acute hospitals. “For anyone considering a role in home care, I would say it’s really rewarding, you put a lot into it but you also get a lot out.  When I close a front door, I say ‘yes’ to myself, I have truly helped someone.”

Categories: Norfolk

Schools Well-Being Newsletter Issue No. 34 - January 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:05
Issue Number 34 • January 2019 Schools Well-Being Newsletter Keeping you up to date with what's happening in wellbeing Happy New Year
from everyone in the
Health Safety and
Well-Being Team
Attention ladies - fit just got real!

Ladies, this could be the boost you've been waiting for? Starting in early 2019, the This Girl Can (TGC) campaign has been re-branded and relaunched by Sport England. They would like as many women as possible to take part, and participate in events such as:

  • Woman of the Month – nominate someone who has achieved their personal goal or something special, giving yourself and them a chance to win a TGC t-shirt!
  • TGC Activity Month – If you know of any activities are running, TGC can promote them on their website.
  • Becoming a TGC ambassador - help to inspire others to become more active.

Read more about the TGC campaign here.  

If you would like to become an ambassador, then visit Active Norfolk.

if you have any questions regarding the TGC campaign, then please email Amanda Santos at Active Norfolk.

Public Health England releases new 'Health Harms' film

Public Health England (PHE) has released a new film showing the devastating harms that come from smoking, and how this can be avoided by switching to an e-cigarette or using another type of quit aid.

The film has been released as part of PHE’s Health Harms campaign, which encourages smokers to attempt to quit this January, by demonstrating the personal harm to health from every single cigarette.

Remember this year 'Stop Smoking Day' takes place on Wednesday 13th March 2019.

Dechox yourself for February

Dechox is the British Heart Foundations nationwide challenge to give up chocolate throughout February. Anything with cocoa in it is off limits - from the sprinkles on your cappuccino, to that 3pm chocolate bar.

By stepping up and getting your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you, you'll be raising money to fund towards their vital research against heart disease.

To find out more and sign up, click here. 

Domestic abuse
change Champions network event in Great Yarmouth

Domestic Abuse (DA) is regarded nationally and internationally as one of the ten ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’ or ‘ACEs’. The research around ACEs including what they are and how they may impact a person not only in childhood but also throughout their lives is gaining much recognition across multiple agencies in both the statutory and voluntary sector. In addition to this, many interventions are exploring how we might mitigate the impact of ACEs and better support both children, and adults who have experienced trauma.

This event takes place on Wednesday 23rd January and explores how Domestic Abuse Change Champions, might use the evidence to support victims of domestic abuse and their families.”

For more details or to book your place contact Christen Williams.

Cervical screening at a
twenty year low

At the beginning of March 2019, Public Health England will launch a new national campaign to help increase participation in the National Cervical Screening Programme.

Cervical screening is estimated to save 5,000 lives a year and yet coverage is at a 20 year low. The campaign will highlight the risks of cervical cancer and preventative benefits of screening, encouraging women of all ages to respond to their letter and if they have missed previous invites, to book a screening appointment. As well as aiming to improve understanding and informed uptake of cervical screening across England, the campaign will help to save lives. 

Read more......

Boost your partners wellbeing with a unique Norfolk tradition

Here in Norfolk we have a rather unique and interesting tradition for the 14th February. 

Jack Valentine, otherwise known as Old Father Valentine or Old Mother Valentine is a surviving Norfolk ritual associated with Valentines Day.

The enigmatic Mr or Mrs Valentine is said to disappear into thin air after knocking at the door and dropping off their gifts.

Read on for more on the tradition surrounding Jack Valentine.

Aged 40-74? Have you had your free NHS Health Check yet?

Are you aged between 40-74?

Then you could be eligible for a free NHS Health Check.

The Well-Being Team are able to arrange a clinic at your place of work. 

All we require is two rooms, one with internet access and at least 8 eligible people interested in having an appointment.

To see what happens during an NHS Health Check, click here.

If you would like to hold one of these events in your workplace, please complete our request form here.

Health awareness days 2019

January 2019

21 Jan - Brew Monday

21 - 27 Jan - Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

February 2019
7 Feb - Time to Talk Day

25 Feb - 3 Mar  - Eating Disorder Awareness Week

March 2019

1-31 Mar - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
13 Mar - Stop Smoking Day

If there are any articles you would like to see in our next edition, please let us know by emailing us on well-being@norfolk.gov.uk by
Friday 15th March 2019 with your suggestions and we will try to include them.

The five steps to
well-being  Point #3 - Keep learning

Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So, why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike?
Find out more at Learn for mental wellbeing.

Norfolk Community Learning Services offer a range of Leisure Courses, starting in January to help you on your learning journey, these range from Languages through to Arts and Crafts all the way to Fitness and Wellbeing.

Click here to find a course that suits you.

Are you due an emotional spring clean?

Now Christmas is over and 2019 is here, you may be thinking about spring cleaning your home. But have you considered a spring clean on your emotional wellbeing?

Read more..... 

New suicide
prevention app
launches in Norfolk

The new Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in a crisis.
You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Read more....

'How Are You' health quiz

Get a free personalised health score when you try the newly relaunched One You - How Are You health quiz.

Click here to start the quiz.

Have you been
diagnosed with a neurological condition?

The Neurological Alliance is gathering views of how they can improve the future quality of the health services and social care for people suffering with neurological conditions.

If you have been diagnosed with a neurological condition and would like to complete their patient survey, click here.

Closing date is 22nd March 2019.

Time to Talk Day 2019

This year’s Time to Talk Day takes place on Thursday 7th February and is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health.
Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want you to get talking.

So get involved and find out more here ....

Get running with
Couch to 5k

What to get fit? There's no need for expensive gym memberships. The NHS Couch to 5K is free and will help you gradually work up towards running 5K in just 9 weeks!

An Couch to 5K app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers, download the app and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Read more .....

Have there been any changes to your School
Well-Being Facilitator(s)?

To keep our records up to date, we try to regularly check if there has been any changes to your circumstances.

If there have been any changes to the facilitator(s) in your school, then you can tell us here.

Did you know.......?

Norfolk Support Line can offer support, help and guidance in debt management, missed mortgage or late credit card payments.
They can also advise you on the impact it will have on your credit rating.

To find out more, call Norfolk Support Line on 0800 169 7676 or 0330 332 9990 free from a mobile

If your school does not subscribe to Norfolk Support Line then ask the Well-Being Team for more details on how to purchase this service for your school.

 Watch out for our next issue due out in April 2018
Email: well-being@norfolk.gov.uk Telephone: 01603 223763 

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council - Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:03

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Digital Innovation and Efficiency CommitteeThe Agenda for the meeting due to be held on 23 January 2019 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

Categories: Norfolk

Well-Being Newsletter Issue No. 34 - January 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 17:22
Issue Number 34 • January 2019 Well-Being Newsletter

Keeping you up to date with what's happening in wellbeing Happy New Year
from everyone in the
Health Safety and
Well-Being Team
The Well-Being Team
win top award

We delighted to announce that we have won the Norfolk County Council Outstanding Contribution Award (OSCA) for the category of Prevention Pioneer for 2018- 2019.
This category celebrates the work of staff who are helping prevent and reduce demand for specialist services. 

Presentation of our award takes place on 21st March 2019. More details will follow in our next edition.

Attention ladies - fit just got real!

Ladies, this could be the boost you've been waiting for? Starting in early 2019, the This Girl Can (TGC) campaign has been re-branded and relaunched by Sport England. They would like as many women as possible to take part, and participate in events such as:

  • Woman of the Month – nominate someone who has achieved their personal goal or something special, giving yourself and them a chance to win a TGC t-shirt!
  • TGC Activity Month – If you know of any activities are running, TGC can promote them on their website.
  • Becoming a TGC ambassador - help to inspire others to become more active.

Read more about the TGC campaign here.  

If you would like to become an ambassador, then visit Active Norfolk.

if you have any questions regarding the TGC campaign, then please email Amanda Santos at Active Norfolk.

Public Health England releases new 'Health Harms' film

Public Health England (PHE) has released a new film showing the devastating harms that come from smoking, and how this can be avoided by switching to an e-cigarette or using another type of quit aid.

The film has been released as part of PHE’s Health Harms campaign, which encourages smokers to attempt to quit this January, by demonstrating the personal harm to health from every single cigarette.

Remember this year 'Stop Smoking Day' takes place on Wednesday 13th March 2019.

Dechox yourself for February

Dechox is the British Heart Foundations nationwide challenge to give up chocolate throughout February. Anything with cocoa in it is off limits - from the sprinkles on your cappuccino, to that 3pm chocolate bar.

By stepping up and getting your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you, you'll be raising money to fund towards their vital research against heart disease.

To find out more and sign up, click here. 

Cervical screening at a
twenty year low

At the beginning of March 2019, Public Health England will launch a new national campaign to help increase participation in the National Cervical Screening Programme.

Cervical screening is estimated to save 5,000 lives a year and yet coverage is at a 20 year low. The campaign will highlight the risks of cervical cancer and preventative benefits of screening, encouraging women of all ages to respond to their letter and if they have missed previous invites, to book a screening appointment. As well as aiming to improve understanding and informed uptake of cervical screening across England, the campaign will help to save lives. 

Read more......

Boost your partners wellbeing with a unique Norfolk tradition

Here in Norfolk we have a rather unique and interesting tradition for the 14th February. 

Jack Valentine, otherwise known as Old Father Valentine or Old Mother Valentine is a surviving Norfolk ritual associated with Valentines Day.

The enigmatic Mr or Mrs Valentine is said to disappear into thin air after knocking at the door and dropping off their gifts.

Read on for more on the tradition surrounding Jack Valentine.

Aged 40-74? Have you had your free NHS Health Check yet?

Are you aged between 40-74?

Then you could be eligible for a free NHS Health Check.

The Well-Being Team are able to arrange a clinic at your place of work. 

All we require is two rooms, one with internet access and at least 8 eligible people interested in having an appointment.

To see what happens during an NHS Health Check, click here.

If you would like to hold one of these events in your workplace, please complete our request form here.

Health awareness days 2019

January 2019

21 Jan - Brew Monday

21 - 27 Jan - Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

February 2019
7 Feb - Time to Talk Day

25 Feb - 3 Mar  - Eating Disorder Awareness Week

March 2019

1-31 Mar - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
13 Mar - Stop Smoking Day

If there are any articles you would like to see in our next edition, please let us know by emailing us on well-being@norfolk.gov.uk by
Friday 15th March 2019 with your suggestions and we will try to include them.

The five steps to
well-being  Point #3 - Keep learning

Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So, why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike?
Find out more at Learn for mental wellbeing.

Norfolk Community Learning Services offer a range of Leisure Courses, starting in January to help you on your learning journey, these range from Languages through to Arts and Crafts all the way to Fitness and Wellbeing.

Click here to find a course that suits you.

Are you due an emotional spring clean?

Now Christmas is over and 2019 is here, you may be thinking about spring cleaning your home. But have you considered a spring clean on your emotional wellbeing?

Read more..... 

New suicide
prevention app
launches in Norfolk

The new Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in a crisis.
You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Read more....

'How Are You' health quiz

Get a free personalised health score when you try the newly relaunched One You - How Are You health quiz.

Click here to start the quiz.

Have you been
diagnosed with a neurological condition?

The Neurological Alliance is gathering views of how they can improve the future quality of the health services and social care for people suffering with neurological conditions.

If you have been diagnosed with a neurological condition and would like to complete their patient survey, click here.

Closing date is 22nd March 2019.

Time to Talk Day 2019.

This year’s Time to Talk Day takes place on Thursday 7th February and is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health.
Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want you to get talking.

So get involved and find out more here ....

Get running with
Couch to 5k

What to get fit? There's no need for expensive gym memberships. The NHS Couch to 5K is free and will help you gradually work up towards running 5K in just 9 weeks!

An Couch to 5K app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers, download the app and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Read more .....

Have there been any changes to your
Well-Being Facilitator(s)?

To keep our records up to date, we try to regularly check if there has been any changes to your circumstances.

If there have been any changes to your facilitator(s), you can tell us by clicking here.

Did you know.......?

Norfolk Support Line can offer support, help and guidance in debt management, missed mortgage or late credit card payments.
They can also advise you on the impact it will have on your credit rating.

To find out more, call Norfolk Support Line on 0800 169 7676 or 0330 332 9990 free from a mobile.

 Watch out for our next issue due out in December 2018
Email: well-being@norfolk.gov.uk Telephone: 01603 223763 

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council - Children's Services Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:31

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Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
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Your Voice Opportunity

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:29

Dear Your Voice member, 

We’re getting in contact to share the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner’s consultation on the council tax precept.  

This isn't a Norfolk County Council consultation, but we thought that you might be interested in having your voice heard on police funding. The council tax precept consultation closes on 30 January and people can have their say by taking the online survey and by finding out more here: https://www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk/

 

With best wishes

The Your Voice team

 

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