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Tier 2 High alert (From 2 December)

For more information and detailed guidance visit: gov.uk/coronavirus MEETING FRIENDS AND FAMILY No mixing of households indoors, apart from support bubbles. Maximum of six outdoors. BARS, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with…

Freebridge help tenants to connect with friends and family

A project to help Freebridge’s more vulnerable tenants connect with their loved ones launches next week. Despite the changes in government guidelines many people are still choosing to self-isolate to some degree, and with this in mind the West Norfolk Housing association is making use…

Norfolk launches winter support package to help feed those in need this Christmas

Norfolk County Council is developing a package of support to help give families peace of mind in the run up to Christmas and over the winter months by helping those who need it to have food on the table and other essentials, so every child…

#LetsTalkLoneliness this winter

It’s ok to feel lonely, particularly at a time like this. Don’t suffer in silence, we can all help each other stay connected. From 1 December, DCMS are launching a Let's Talk Loneliness calendar that each day will share practical advice, inspiring stories, and support…

Norfolk Trusted Trader Scheme

Norfolk residents can search for local traders with more confidence as Norfolk County Council Trading Standards strengthens and expands its Norfolk Trusted Trader scheme. A £168,898 grant has been awarded by the Norfolk Strategic Fund (NSF) in recognition of projects that support the county’s economic…

New Project aims to support carers of people living with dementia to get outdoors

Call to Carers and Community Services supporting People Living with Dementia. A new innovative pilot project led by Norfolk County Council is being launched to support carers of people living with dementia to access the wellbeing benefits of the natural environment more easily.  The Norfolk MONUMENT…

Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

Between 23 and 27 December: you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ composed of people from no more than three households you can only be in one Christmas bubble you cannot change your Christmas bubble you can travel between tiers and UK nations for the…

#JoinIn helps bring lonely people together at Christmas

For those spending Christmas alone this year who "would rather not be," #JoinIn offers an online network of support — and cute animal photos. The campaign has become a holiday tradition since launching ten years ago. The campaign was launched by British comedian Sarah Millican ten years…

Five ways to check-in with the people around you – #HaveAChat

During lockdown, more people in the UK and Ireland have experienced loneliness than ever before 1,2 and while the causes of loneliness are complex, there are little ways you may be able to help. From a friendly smile to a stranger to helping a neighbour with their…

The Great Winter Get Together

THIS WINTER, LET'S FACE LONELINESS TOGETHER. Connection is one way we can face loneliness. Through all of our work, we’ve encouraged people to connect. Connections can happen in many different ways, including joining virtual events, supporting a neighbour or reaching out to an old friend.…