|Are you looking for work or does your company need staff? New Anglia LEP is working with partners to support businesses during COVID-19 to help them find the staff they need to continue to operate at this challenging time. With over 60 vacancies currently being advertised: visit https://newanglia.co.uk/employment-opportunities/ to see the latest opportunities. This Employment Opportunity page is part of New Anglia LEP’s work to help businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. Other areas of work include: · |
Helping to source PPE (see box below)
Promoting grants available to businesses
Supporting key sectors.
Anyone who needs free, impartial business support – including guidance on the new Government schemes – can contact the New Anglia Growth Hub to speak to a business adviser on 0300 333 6536 or email email@example.com
More information about PPE can be found here.
Working together with the East of England Ambulance Service, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and other public service partners, Norfolk Police are hoping to spread some positivity and happiness through these difficult days of lockdown.
We are grateful to our local communities who have listened to the Government guidance to stay at home in order to help protect the NHS and save lives – and now we want to say thank you and show solidarity for the stay at home message in support of the emergency services and all key workers.
To compliment the NHS Rainbow campaign and to demonstrate how the blue light services and other agencies are working together to help protect and support the NHS, we are encouraging communities to display Sunflowers in their windows. These can be drawn, painted, knitted, or created in any other way. Find out more on our website > https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/20-04-2020/sunflower-campaign-supports-frontline-services
There is now a central contact point in place for all residents in Norfolk requiring support. Individuals in need should call 0344 8008020. More details can be found by clicking here.
A team at the County Council will assess calls, identifying existing Children’s and Adult’s Social Care clients and passing other requests through to district community hubs to implement the support needed.
All residents will have received letters sent by their district council providing details of support options. Individuals who have been identified as vulnerable may also have received additional letters from the NHS and local GPs. Local District Councils have also been calling individuals who have been identified as vulnerable as part of a collective effort to get help where it is needed.
An Easy-Read format of this information is available by clicking here.
Mundford Parish Council were awarded funding from Norfolk Community Foundation to support volunteers by purchasing protective gloves to enable them to deliver food supplies and pick up prescriptions for the vulnerable. This will also provide urgent food supplies to the vulnerable should they be struggling to buy basic necessities.
Quote from Norfolk Community Foundation
Jenny Bevan, Head of Programmes, said: ‘Norfolk Community Foundation is delighted to support this much needed project that will make a real difference in the community. We wish them every success with their work.’ For further information on applying for funding go to Norfolk Community Foundation’s website www.norfolkfoundation.com.
The link below is to assist with finding the latest information about what public transport services are operating during Covid-19 social distancing. If a member of the public in Norfolk is having trouble accessing essential services or supplies please call 0344 800 8020.
Click to view full details of the services available
The Princes’ Countryside Fund Press Release
Farming Help providing support for farmers affected by Covid-19
The Farming Help Charities – Addington Fund, Farming Community Network (FCN), Forage Aid, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I), and RSABI, supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund – are working together to support the Farming Community during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
We recognise that this could be an anxious time for many farmers and farming families and periods of poor health or self-isolation may result in temporary practical difficulties on farm.
This initiative is in conjunction with The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, The National Farmers’ Union, and the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.
Utilising our Farming Help helpline (operated by FCN) and respective organisations/volunteer networks, we can offer the following local support. Get in touch on 03000 111 999 if you:
· Feel concerned or anxious and would like to talk to someone who understands farming, will listen to you and help you think through your options
· Would like help to draft a contingency plan to ensure you and your farm are prepared, should you be unable to work for a time.
· If you or people you rely on become ill or are self-isolating and you need to find help locally- we will endeavour to find support for you in your local area. We will source contact details of local organisations and groups who may be able to assist you in finding help to feed livestock, collect shopping or collect prescriptions if you are unable to do so. This directory will be revised and updated in the coming weeks and months.
This post has Coronavirus (Covid-19) information for residents in Mundford and area.
Local Help is Available
If you need help with shopping, collecting prescriptions or just want a chat, you are welcome to call on the volunteers who are listed below.
Local Volunteers Needed
If you would like to help vulnerable people get essential supplies in Mundford, Cranwich, Ickburgh, West Tofts and Lyndford, please contact the Parish Clerk, with your name, address, telephone number and the hours that you are available.
Volunteers Available Now
Please have your money ready to pay for your goods.
- Julie Pullen – 07366 609243 (8am to 8pm, but can be flexible)
- Hayley Rose – 07804 582220 (Text message only please. Can drop off food from CostCutters 1pm-3pm.)
- Sarah Pymer – please contact the office (flexible hours)
- Serena Barnes – 07769 680762 (8am to 8pm)
- Ricky – 07805 572097
- Marise – 07795 466646
- Molly – 07949 622488
- Helen Hall – 01842 879766
- Clare Pattison – please contact the office if you would like to receive a letter or phone call
- Alex Adams – 07584 722620 (8am to 6pm)
- Irmgard MacAskill – 01842 878499 (9am to 5pm)
- Jan Grace – 01842 878323
If you are volunteering, you may be entitled to COVID vaccine. Please contact you GP to check.
Voluntary Norfolk, Momentum and Community Action Norfolk are working with Norfolk County Council and local health providers to recruit volunteers for a countywide effort to respond to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. We are particularly keen to hear from people who have the skills to volunteer in health and social care roles, which have been identified as priority areas. If you are interested, please click to register.
Feltwell Golf Club are kindly offering a home cooked meal delivery service. For full details, please click to read the menu.
Yallops (CostCutters) are offering a home delivery service, call 01842 878287.
- There are no services at St Leonard’s Church, or any other churches, until further notice. For further information, please refer to the noticeboard or click to view the church services page.
Due to recent advice from the government, Mundford Parish Council have decided to close the office for the time being. All contact should be by email or telephone. The clerk will check telephone messages a couple of times a week. The clerk will be available by email at the usual times of Monday to Friday, 9am to 11am. The council apologise for any inconvenience.
This post has national guidelines for Coronavirus (Covid-19) with links to further information.
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Read the latest NHS advice for everyone.
Here are some general resources about Coronavirus (Covid-19) which have been produced to support people with a learning disability and their families and carers, but that apply to us all.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Useful Information
Compiled by Weeting Parish Council and reproduced with their kind permission. 18th March 2020.
Telephone – 111
Website – https://111.nhs.uk/
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus you are advised to use the 111 online checker – https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
The advice is that you should only contact 111 if you are worried about your health or you have had symptoms for more than seven days.
Medication – You can go online or phone your local chemist to discuss your prescriptions being delivered to your home.
If you are suspicious or concerned about someone’s safety, ring Norfolk County Council’s Adult and Children’s Social Services on 0344 800 8020.
Benefit & Money Advice
Citizens Advice Brandon
Telephone – 0800 144 8848 – Website – https://suffolkwestcab.org.uk/
For advice on benefits and guidance for employers and businesses contact: Telephone – 0800 328 5644
Textphone – 0800 328 1344
Website – www.gov.uk/universal-credit
Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert
Website – https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/
Charities that can offer telephone and online support
The British Lung Foundation
Telephone – 03000 030 555
Silver Line – A helpline for Older People – open 24 hours a day to offer support for loneliness and isolation.
Telephone – 0800 4 70 80 90
Website – https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/
Mind – The Mental Health Charity
Telephone – 0300 123 3393 – open 9 – 6 Monday to Friday
Website – www.mind.org.uk
Age UK Norfolk – offers a range of services to older people in later life.
Telephone – 0300 500 1217
Website – www.ageuk.org.uk/norfolk
The Trussell Trust – provides emergency food and support to people in crisis.
Telephone – 01722 580 180
Website – https://www.trusselltrust.org/