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Norfolk County Council - Pensions Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:40

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Social Club News: 18th June 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:30

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Social Club News - 18th June 2018 - hot food tonight v Tunisia

DON'T FORGET to pre-order for this Fridays Vodka night and BBQ - its a bargain (more details further down this email)

England v Tunisia - Mon 18th June Hot food available.  TONIGHT!!

We'll open from 5.30 for the England v Tunisia game, and will be taking orders for food before kick-off, food to be served at half time. Pie and chips, or sausage and chips for the bargain price of £3. Please note you must order before kick-off. And there's more... we'll be doing our 4 pints the price of 3 deal if you order a jug of beer before 7pm - why not share a jug with colleagues and friends?

AVON CALLING - Lunchtime 12-2 on Wednesday 20th June. We'll be having an Avon sale at lunchtime. Why not pop up to the club and grab yourself a bargain. There will be a wide range of great value items for sale.

PRE-ORDER NOW TO SAVE MONEY!! VODKA NIGHT and world cup BBQ - Friday 22nd June, from 4.30pm

 Ok - so we may have used a silly picture of a pig in a russian hat, but there's nothing silly about our vodka night and BBQ. We'll be having a very special selection of premium vodkas at very sensible prices. Stoli, ghost vodka (a British vodka that claims to be the purest), and plenty more... We'll have at least 6 varieties - watch this space.  you will be impressed. And we'll be having a BBQ with quality burgers, hotdogs, halloumi kebabs and veggie kebabs rather generously priced at £2.50 a go. And if that doesn't entice you, we have a cracking deal. Pre-order by Wednesday 20th June and you will get 2 premium vodkas and one item of food for £6. This helps us gauge demand, helps avoid wasted food, and also helps us hedge our bets weatherwise. (The pre-order tickets are non-refundable). Please note the £6 doesn't include mixers - mainly because there's such a wide variety it was impossible to come up with a simple easy pricing structure that covered all the options.

FEELING LUCKY? BUY A RAFFLE TICKET!!

We have a Summer Raffle going on at the moment - 50p a strip and you could win biscuits, chocolate, beer, wine, cider and so on. Pop up to the club and buy your tickets at the bar.

England v Belgium - Thursday June 28th Hot food available.

We'll be open from 5pm, and kick-off will be 7pm. We'll have sausage and chips available for £3 - but you will need to order before kick-off and food will be served at half time. And we'll have out usual 4 pints for the price of 3 promotion if you order before 7pm. Come and support England with your colleagues and family, and (hopefully) see us through to the next round.

BIG QUIZ - Friday 29th June - 8pm start  (and a few sarnies/nibbles)

We will try to do chips before the big quiz for the foreseeable future, based on the modest success of last time. However, as the people doing the quiz are the people who would cook the chips, we won't be doing chips on this occasion. Instead we'll have a small selection of filled rolls and so on to help keep the mice away.  Our big quizzes are always popular, cost £1 per person to enter (maximum teams of 6) and offer a full evenings quizzing. With our super value bar it really is a cracking evening for £1 per person. If you haven't been to one before, why not pop along and say hello.

WORLD CUP SWEEPSTAKE. We've done the draw and the following people have drawn the following teams: Good luck to all of you - there have been some genuine 'shock' results so far and plenty of scope for more to come...

Group A:   Russia - Steve Sharp, Saudi Arabia - James Emerson, Egypt - Chris Allan, Uruguay - Keith Roads

Group B:   Portugal - Andrew Brett, Spain - Ollie Button, Morocco - Pat Bond, Iran - Elute Ogedegbe

Group C:   France - Mick Bond, Australia - Steve Mortimer, Peru - Angela Harries, Denmark - Jane Chilvers

Group D:   Argentina - Andy Couperthwaite, Iceland - Steve Lemmon, Croatia - Paul Bonham, Nigeria - Pat Goldson

Group E:   Brazil - Adam Fairhurst, Switzerland - Andrew Watson, Costa Rica - John Green, Serbia - Richard Goss

Group F:   Germany - Moy Harries, Mexico - Luke Parker, Sweden - James Buck, South Korea - John Harries

Group G:   Belgium - Tim Bacon, Panama - Paul Goss, Tunisia - David Button, England - Andrew Smith

Group H:   Poland - Gillian Hammond, Senegal - John Townsend, Colombia - Lesley Whitham, Japan - Steve Wicks

JOIN THE ANGLING CLUB

Benefits:
Access to secure club water at Easton and Scoulton Mere
Specimen fish – Carp, pike, tench, perch, roach
Family friendly – bring the kids!
Guest tickets available – bring your friends!
Organised matches
Excellent value for money annual subscription
Membership now available
For further details please contact: nccanglingclub@gmail.com

Cardiff:  As the capital of Wales, Cardiff has a range of attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference – all within walking distance. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings and Cardiff Bay offers entertainment for everyone. The area has been a filming location for many scenes on TV programmes such as Dr Who and Torchwood. Shopping in Cardiff has a vast selection of amazing shops, with quaint Edwardian and Victorian arcades, High Street stores, restaurants and attractions all within close proximity of Cardiff Castle and many other sights, so there’s something to suit everyone. There is a decent bus service that stops near the hotel and runs until about 11pm.

The Hotel: Holiday Inn Cardiff North M4 Junction 32 – see www.holidayinn.com/Cardiff    Located just 30 mins from the city centre, the Holiday Inn Cardiff North M4 J32 is committed to providing all guests with the most comfortable and relaxing stay. Not just a great place to settle in for the night, our hotel has plenty of other facilities to explore when you visit including Heated Indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirlpool & Gym, Great Food and Bar, Freeview TV Entertainment in all rooms, Starbucks coffee, 24hr room service…

Whats Included: Executive coach travel, One night’s accommodation at the holiday Inn Cardiff North M4 Junction 32, Buffet Breakfast, 5 drink vouchers (small glass of wine, ½ pint draught beer, soft drink - not bottled, tea or coffee), Evening Meal, Free Time in Cardiff , Visit to Oxford on the Sunday (in the way back) 

To secure your place please contact Gillian Hammond:Ring 07729130906 or g.hammo@hotmail.co.uk  

The trip is provided and operated by Newells tours who are ABTA bonded, so your money is safe

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Your Friday Takeaway, with corrected dates for Armed Forces Week

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:17
 

The week at NCC...                      15 June 2018                          

Remembering Cliff

This week there have been many moving tributes to Cliff Jordan, our former Council Leader who died on Saturday. In her email to staff, Managing Director Wendy Thomson said that Cliff hugely appreciated the work of county council employees and was quick to praise staff.

Last month, when Cliff announced that he was stepping down as Leader because of serious ill health, he said: “I step down safe in the knowledge that we have charted the right course and I know that you will continue to share my vision for doing what’s best for the people of Norfolk".

If you would like to send messages of condolence, please either email mdbs@norfolk.gov.uk or post to The Leader’s Office, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH and we will pass them on to his family. Wendy’s blog on Monday 11 June paid tribute to Cliff. We will miss him. 

National praise for boarding school partnership 

Our successful partnership work with boarding schools was featured in many media outlets this week. We have the most successful boarding partnership scheme in the country, with 52 vulnerable children placed in 11 state and independent boarding schools over the last decade. Pictured: Wendy Thomson and Colin Morrison, Chair of the Boarding Schools Partnership, at the conference in Westminster this week. More... 

It's Armed Forces Week

Armed Forces Week gets under way on Monday 25 June, when staff are invited to attend the raising of the Armed Forces flag on the  County Hall forecourt. If you serve as a reservist, you are invited to come to work in your uniform on Wednesday 27 June. More...
Pictured are: Wendy Thomson (MD) Andrew Proctor (Leader of the Council) with commanding officers of the RAF, Army and Navy and Norfolk Armed Forces Covenant Board members at Carrow Road. 

Tackling teen drug abuse 

Chris Small from our Youth Offending Service was interviewed yesterday (just after 8.30am news) by Radio Norfolk about County Lines (drug dealing) and the warning signs that parents should look out for in their children. Listen here. 

Help us tie the perfect knot

Our Marry in Norfolk service is always looking at ways of improving. They’re setting up a small staff focus group with three or four brides- or grooms-to-be to discuss how they present information and advice to couples. If you would like to help shape this service, please contact Anita Hennington, or call 01603 222934 to find out more.

And finally... are you World Cup ready?

Our partners Active Norfolk are promoting active and healthier lifestyles as the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off this week. You can find out more about the ‘beautiful’ game, in Norfolk, here. If you’re looking to escape the World Cup  this weekend, take at look at what’s on at our museums.

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

It's Norfolk Show time!

The Norfolk Show takes place on 27 and 28 June and we’re attending with an Innovation and Enterprise marquee and also supporting the Discovery Zone. And there’s a 10% discount for staff on advance tickets. More...

We love carers

Carers' Week may be over but if you're a carer, or you know someone who is, you'll find lots of practical help and guidance in our Carers' Week supplement online and printed in the EDP last weekend. 

Oh help, oh no ... it's the Gruffalo

Our new film about fostering sees a young girl enjoying a magical trip to the theatre with her short break carer. We’re looking for carers to foster children with disabilities or offer a short stay break.  If you’re considering fostering – or know somebody who is – please help to spread the word.  Enjoy the film and find out more about fostering in Norfolk here.

Parking at County Hall this summer?

There are some important changes to car parking at County Hall this summer, whilst work starts on a new permanent pay and display car park. Make sure you're up to date and familiarise yourself with alternative travel options and flexible working. More...

Keep running

On 5 August, colleagues from  Community and Environmental Services will take on the Norwich 10k to raise funds for a landmark project to transform Norwich Castle Keep. Click here to support their efforts, and don’t forget to come and cheer them along on the day of the race!     

This week's blog  Dr Wendy Thomson, Managing Director

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Look out for Simon George's blog on Monday.


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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 15 June 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 15 June 2018 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  

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Curator (Film Equipment), East Anglian Film Archive

Fixed-term for 1 year
£25,728 to £31,604 per annum

The East Anglian Film Archive is looking for a full-time temporary Curator for one year to manage a project transferring film related equipment to other accredited museums and archives using the Museums Association and the National Archive disposal toolkits. The Curator will join EAFA’s team based at the Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich.

Closing date:  26 June 2018.

More information can be found here

Events Senior Administrative Assistant, University of East Anglia

Fixed-term to cover maternity leave
£21,585 to £24,983 per annum

The post-holder will work in the Arts and Humanities Events team. The team provides support to academics and students planning events, and is particularly concerned with literary festivals, conferences and guest lectures.  The position will have responsibility for all aspects of event planning, including preparing detailed budgets.

Experience of conference and/or event planning, drafting and managing budgets, and excellent communication skills are essential. 

A minimum of two A-levels grades A-E and five GCSEs grades A-C (including Mathematics and English), or equivalent qualifications/experience is essential.

This post is available from 20 August 2018 on a fixed term basis to cover the maternity leave of the current post-holder.  Internal secondment applications welcomed.

Closing date: 3 July 2018.

More information can be found here

Stage Managers needed for Summer Events in the City Centre

The city will come alive this Summer with music, singing, dance and street theatre at this years Head Out Not Home events! And you could be part of it!

Norwich BID (Business Improvement District) and NORCA are working together to put on the Head Out Not Home event which will take place every Thursday evening from 5th July - 6th September. Each Thursday, at five different locations in the city centre there will be bands, music, Covent Garden street theatre and dance acts! The entertainment will take place between 5pm and 8pm. Now in its fifth year Head Out Not Home is establishing itself as a feast of entertainment in the city centre's calendar and has quite a keen following!

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking people to help us run these events each Thursday - could this be you?!

The Stage Manager is a paid role. Stage Managers will be responsible for their site to ensure equipment is set up correctly and in time, liaise with the acts and the sound engineer, and manage  two event volunteers. The Stage Managers need to be available from 2.45pm - 9pm and for five out of the ten weeks (not necessarily consecutive).

The events are great fun to be involved with - you will get to meet some really interesting people, make new friends and experience some great acts! What better way to spend a sunny afternoon/evening in Norwich?!

To apply, or for more information, please contact Cathie Davies, Operations Manager, NORCA on 07800 856642, 01603 760529 (option 1) or cathie@norcaarts.co.uk

Touring Scheme Administrator, Creative Arts East

Creative Arts East is looking for an exceptional candidate to join our dedicated and hard-working team.

• Do you have a flair for administration?
• Can you evidence a strong track record of organisational and team-working skills?
• Are you inspired to use these skills in arts management and community development?

If so, then this is the job for you!

Creative Arts East is a long-standing, highly respected arts organisation supporting rural communities to have access to professional live performance and cinema. We are an Investors in People employer, with Arts Council England National Portfolio status.

The full-time Touring Scheme Administrator will help to run our membership-based touring schemes, managing bookings and event data, supporting training and showcase events and liaising with community representatives, artists and distributors.

To apply: Please download full details and Application Pack here

If you have any access requirements for this role please call 01953 713390 or email enquiries@creativeartseast.co.uk

Applications close at 12pm on Wednesday 4th July. Shortlisted candidates must be available for interview on Friday 13th July.

Learning and Outreach Officer, Girlguiding Norfolk

Part Time, Temporary (less than 13 months)
Salary: £100 - £120 per day dependent on experience. Part-time for 52 weeks, 14.8 hours per week.
Closing Date: 29/06/18

An opportunity is available for a Learning and Outreach Officer to work on an exciting project celebrating the heritage of Girlguiding Norfolk. Girlguiding Norfolk, a voluntary organisation and registered charity which is part of the worldwide Girlguiding movement, has a substantial collection of memorabilia from the last 100 years which tells the story of Girlguiding in a rural county setting.

These items are now housed in a purpose-built Archive Resource Centre (ARC) in Coltishall in Norfolk. The OUTARC project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other local bodies, has two main aims, one to deal with the management and preservation of the collection and the second to deliver an outreach programme. The outreach programme will include delivery of traditions activities to Girlguiding members and others, and widen the use of the ARC by opening regularly for research and enjoyment of local members, the wider guiding community and members of the public.

Nature of the role:
To be responsible for delivering the ARC's learning activities - planning events, creating outreach activities, developing learning materials and delivering heritage activities for a wide variety of audiences, appropriate for all age groups, both on and off site. The post holder will be supported by a team of volunteers who may assist with the preparation and delivery of the learning activities.

The OUTARC project also includes a part-time Preservation and Collections Officer who is responsible for the preservation and cataloguing of the items. The post is based at the ARC, although the Learning and Outreach Officer will be regularly required to undertake activities elsewhere in the county. Travelling expenses will be payable when working away from the ARC.

For a full Job Description please see the Girlguiding Norfolk website:
www.girlguidingnorfolk.org.uk

Interviews will be held at the Archive Resource Centre on Thursday 19th July 2018, and will require all candidates to give a short presentation on a subject to be notified beforehand. You are welcome to come to the Centre for a visit prior to interview.

Applications by e-mail should be sent to: office@girlguidingnorfolk.org.uk
Applications by post should be marked 'Confidential' and sent to:
The County Archivist,
County Guide Office,
Eaton Vale,
Church Lane,
Eaton,
Norwich
NR4 6NN

Tel: 01603 502590

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

£21,176 - £22,576 per annum (Scale H)
29.6 hours per week
Fixed term contract until March 2022

The Norwich Castle fine art collection specialises in British art from the 16th century to the present day. It includes an important collection of modern and contemporary art in a variety of media.

The Curator of Art (Modern and Contemporary) will play a key role in the delivery of a range of projects initiated by the permanent post holder which are planned for next year. These include New Geographies a partnership project with nine arts partners across the Eastern region, liaising with the Outset and Kettle’s Yard on the Fig Futures programme of exhibitions and acquisitions, curating a collection display of work from the modern and contemporary collection and managing existing and upcoming acquisitions.

The post-holder will also be responsible for liaising with the University of East Anglia and the Writer’s Centre to collaborate on an exhibition on WG Sebald, in the Timothy Gurney Gallery for May 2019.

Other duties will include maintaining relationships with relevant external agencies and partners such as the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, East Anglia Art Fund, the Arts Council and Tate. You will work with the Museums Service’s district partners in the Western region as well as in Norwich. You will contribute to the Art Department’s section of the NMS website and to NMS’ social media activity with reference to current exhibitions and events. You will undertake general and financial management and administration of temporary display and exhibition projects, as well as the development and production of display materials and/or lectures and gallery talks relevant to the above projects, liaising with the Display, Learning and other Departments.

You will also assist in the day to day management of the permanent modern and contemporary art collections at Norwich Castle as needed. This will include, in partnership with the other curators in the art department, a re-development of the permanent art gallery displays in order to incorporate a new permanent modern and contemporary display space.

Relevant experience in a museum or gallery environment is essential. You will have relevant experience of working on multiple exhibition projects, of working with living artists and with external partners and have a clear understanding of exhibition loans, budgets and related administration. This post requires a high level of self-motivation and excellent communication and organisational skills.

For more information and to apply visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Closing date: 24 June 2018

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11 July

Evaluator: Cultural & Arts leaders in schools and academies programme

Freelance Fee: up to £4,500 plus some travel costs

Festival Bridge is seeking to commission an organisation or freelance consultant/evaluator with prior experience of education as well as the cultural sector.

The successful contractor will review the work that teachers who act as Cultural & Arts Leaders in Schools and Academies (CALSA) are offering across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The CALSA model was a completely new initiative that has been running for three years. Festival Bridge is now seeking to evaluate the current work led by ten Academies and Schools and to provide recommendations for future measurement of impact going forward.

Festival Bridge is part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival, and is one of ten national Bridge organisations working nationally with investment from Arts Council England and the Department for Education. Find out more.

For more details on how to apply please visit the website here.

Deadline for applications is Monday 18th June.

Air Photo Interpreter, Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse 

£21,074 - £23,111 per annum (Scale F)
37 hours per week
Temporary contract until 30 June 2019

We are looking for a highly-motivated person to join our Air Photo Interpretation Team, to work on a variety of projects, including a Historic England-funded Aerial Investigation and Mapping project covering part of Breckland. Based at Gressenhall. The job involves the identification, interpretation, mapping, recording and analysis of archaeological sites and landscapes visible on aerial photographs and related sources such as lidar.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in archaeology or a related discipline, and will have previous experience of undertaking landscape-scale archaeological survey and interpretation, preferably using aerial sources. A wide-ranging understanding of British archaeology and an ability to record archaeology concisely, accurately and to a high academic standard are necessary. Verbal and written communication skills will be highly developed. An ability to work with maps and grid references is required, as well as excellent data entry, IT and time-management skills. Stereo vision is essential for identifying sites from stereoscopic pairs of photographs.

The Air Photo Interpretation Team is part of Norfolk County Council’s Environment Team, which is responsible for safeguarding Norfolk’s archaeology and built environment, recording, conserving, interpreting and providing information and advice on the historic environment. Established in 2001, the Air Photo Interpretation Team has completed a variety of projects in Norfolk and Suffolk, principally using Historic England’s Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly National Mapping Programme) standards.

For further information about the work undertaken visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/HistoricEnvironment

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Sophie Tremlett on 01362 869382 (Weds to Fri) or by email: sophie.tremlett@norfolk.gov.uk

To apply visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Closing date: 17 June 2018

Development Opportunities Arts Council England Funding Seminar

Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018
Time: 3-5pm
Venue: The Garage, 14 Chapelfield North, Norwich, NR2 1NY

Free funding seminar for arts organisations and individuals who are interested in applying for funding from Arts Council England.

Kathryn Boddy, Relationship Manager, Combined Arts, will give a presentation on the new Arts Council England funding streams, including the Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants and Developing Your Creative Practice Grants, followed by a question and answer session.

Norfolk Arts Forum will also provide information on the funding available for arts projects from Norfolk County Council.

To register your FREE seminar place click here

The deadline for registration is 13 July 2018. Please note that places are limited so early booking is advised.

This event is organised by Norfolk Arts Forum (Norfolk County Council) in partnership with Arts Council England, and hosted by The Garage.

Riding on a Cloud: An Overview of Online Accounting

Watch our free webinar – Riding On A Cloud: An Overview Of Online Accounting – and learn about the many benefits that cloud accounting can bring to your arts organisation.

Date: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Time: 11:00am

How To Join: Register For Free Here

In this 60 minute webinar, including Q&As, you’ll learn:

•What cloud accounting is and how it can positively change the way you and your organisation works.
•See how cloud accounting simplifies the bookkeeping process, improves efficiency and productivity.
•Learn how cloud accounting makes a great contribution to management decision making and reporting.
•How to implement and transition to cloud accounting.

Give access to multiple users and set permissions. If different people manage different elements of your business it’s easy to add multiple users to your account and tailor permissions so that people with specific job roles only see what they need to.

Cloud accounting software utilises the Cloud to store accounting data. It makes financial information accessible to owners and employees anywhere with an internet connection.

Arts Award Training, The Garage

Arts Award training courses cover everything you need to know about delivering, running and successfully completing the Arts Award. Adviser training enables you to support and assess young people through Arts Award within your organisation.

Arts Award supports people aged up to 25, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world. Through Arts Award, young people can gain a qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment. Explore, Bronze, Silver & Gold levels are accredited qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Discover is a non-accredited introductory level.

DISCOVER AND EXPLORE
Monday 10 September 10AM-1.30PM
Cost: £147 (including refreshments)

BRONZE AND SILVER
Monday 9 July 10AM-5PM
Cost: £197 (including lunch & refreshments)

http://www.thegarage.org.uk/event/arts-award-training

Age: 18+

Artsmark Advice, Trails & Networks: An Education Fenland Museums Partnership Event

Lynn Museum
02/07/2018
10:15 am - 3:15 pm

Join Share Museums East for a Fenland Museums Partnership event at Lynn Museum focused on new education opportunities for museums in our region.This event will include training and discussion sessions on museum education, a look at museum education networks and a chance to get together with other museums in the Fenland area to share ideas and exchange information and current opportunities

Artsmark: Learn more about ‘Artsmark’, the Arts Council England accredited, creative quality standard for schools. It provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum.  Learn more about how your museum can support schools through this and help them to achieve their silver, gold or platinum awards. Artsmark supports the existing ‘Arts Award’ which recognises the creative development of individual young people, learn more about them here: http://www.artsmark.org.uk/

Trails: Learn more about the role of trails within museums, how to plan and deliver exciting & engaging trails.

Education Networks: We’ll be exploring the education networks in our region & find out more about how these networks can support you & your museum

Learn and Share: Learn from other Fenland museums about their new educational programs, activities and events. You are also encouraged to share a short 5 minute update on new projects or updates at your museum too! Whether this is a new school session, loan box idea or an in-gallery activity, please contact emily@elymuseum.org.uk if you’d like to take one of these slots

Leaflet exchange: Please bring along a supply of your leaflets if you would like to exchange with others.

As usual, we will discuss topics the network might like to look at next and activities it wants to undertake. There will be refreshments on arrival and lunch will be provided.

All SHARE training is free and open to museum staff and volunteers from any Accredited museum in the East of England, or those actively working towards it, unless otherwise stated. Delegates from non-Accredited museums or museums outside the region are welcome to apply for places at SHARE events, but please be aware that we prioritise bookings from Accredited or ‘working towards’ museums in our region.

http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/events/artsmark-advice-trails-networks-an-education-fenland-museums-partnership-event/

AMA Digital Lab - Digital innovation in the arts, culture and heritage sector

We are currently recruiting for the next cohort of Fellows from across England to take part in the Digital Lab which will take place from September 2018 – April 2019.

What is the Digital Lab?
The Digital Lab transforms your digital practice through intensive mentoring, workshops, and peer support – all taking place online. You will be matched with an international specialist who will mentor your work-based experiments, supporting you to develop an agile approach to your online presence.You will learn the latest digital thinking and gain peer insights and support. Your Digital Lab cohort will include Fellows from a wide variety of arts, cultural and heritage organisations across England all thinking differently about their digital offers. You will graduate from the Digital Lab with a fresh perspective and the confidence to be agile in our ever-changing digital world.

What will I gain?
• Regular online meetings with your Mentor to gain guidance for your experiments
• Access to high quality AMA online workshops to develop your skills
• A network of Fellows to support you
• The opportunity to develop together as a cohort of peers and share best practice
• Knowledge in how to adopt a truly agile approach and how to embed this in your role

“A brilliant way to give new digital experiments a go and begin to grapple with new ways of working in an encouraging, collaborative space.” Helen Fripp, DMA 3.0 Fellow, Marketing and Audience Development Manager, The Edge

Our international expert Mentors will support you through your Digital Lab journey, find out more on the AMA website here

Daniel Rowles, Target Internet
Sara Devine, Brooklyn Museum
Tom Beardshaw
Devon Smith, Measure Creative
Owen Valentine Pringle, Therein
Ron Evans, Group of Minds
Seb Chan, ACMI

How do I apply?
We welcome applications for Single Fellowships and Joint Fellowships (for two people from the same organisation). Your Digital Lab activity is not in addition to your current workload but should be part of the work you are already doing. We therefore strongly encourage full buy-in from your team and/or line manager for your time and dedication to this intensive programme.  

Part of CultureHive, funded by Arts Council England, Digital Lab is the fifth iteration of the highly successful Digital Marketing Academy. Unfortunately, this means we can’t accept applications from DMA alumni onto the Digital Lab programme.

The fee to take part is £170 per person (AMA member) or £270 per person (non-member).

To apply, please download and complete the application form online here and return it to rebecca@a-m-a.co.uk by 29 June 2018.

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Leeway Domestic Violence & Abuse Services invites artists and venues to participate in the White Ribbon Windows Campaign

Last November when walking through the Norwich Lanes you may have noticed bright wooden ribbons displayed in the windows of many shops, pubs, barbers and theatres. The Ribbons were part of the city-wide White Ribbon Windows campaign.  Leeway in partnership with Norwich City Council is going to bring it back this year bigger and better.

What is White Ribbon Window campaign?
White Ribbon is an international symbol of the movement aiming “to end male violence against women, once and for all.” Since 1989, the ‘White Ribbon’ has been a symbol of unity for all the people who commit to prevent and fully eliminate all the forms of violence against women including, domestic abuse.  Here in Norwich we’ve decided to incorporate this amazing symbol of hope and change to create a unique community project bringing together local artists, businesses and the general public.

In 2017, 18 artists created 21 outstanding designs for wooden White Ribbons which then were displayed in the windows of 18 popular local city centre venues. Each of the Ribbons represented their author’s emotions and feelings on such issues as domestic abuse, freedom and finding your inner strength. Below you can see some of the last year’s photos. This year we plan a variety of events as a part of the campaign, with the culmination – a week of window display during the week from November 19 until November 25. The choice of these dates is not a coincidence, as 25 November commemorates International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls.

Who can participate?
For all the artists and businesses who are interested in becoming the part of the White Ribbon Windows campaign: please, get in touch with us by email: fundraising@leewaynwa.org.uk or by phone: 0300 561 0077 (option 4).

House of Arts & Crafts

Are you an amateur crafts person; a ceramicist, woodworker, metalworker, weaver, artist or a sewer?
Do you want to be immersed in the world of arts and crafts?
Would you like to use traditional methods to restore an arts and crafts house?

If so this opportunity is for you!

Lion Television Scotland is looking for contemporary crafts people to head back in time to live and work in an arts and crafts house for an original series. For six weeks this summer you can be part of a unique community, living and working collectively, cut off from all mod cons and 21st century life you can lovingly breathe life back into an arts and crafts property.

The series will take a landmark look at the Arts and Crafts movement. Exploring and celebrating the principles of the movement and visionaries like William Morris who felt a return to nature and taking pride in beautiful, hand-crafted items would actually enrich lives.

FOR AN APPLICATION FORM AND TO FIND OUR MORE PLEASE SEND YOUR NAME, CRAFT AND CONTACT NUMBER TO: houseofartsandcrafts@liontv.co.uk

The Space

We commission and support work which delivers greater access to the arts using digital platforms and content. We are interested in projects which capture great live performances or exhibitions, extend the online reach of existing arts content and work, or use technologies as an integrated way of developing great arts experiences.

Commissioning Round 2018

In this commissioning round we are looking for projects that fall into the ‘Capture’ and ‘Low-Cost R&D’ strands outlined below. You can apply via our online system, using the links below. The deadline for applications is midday, Friday 29 June 2018. We expect to notify shortlisted projects by Friday 10 August 2018.

In some circumstances, it may be possible to approve your project in a shorter timeframe if you have a particular deadline to meet, e.g. if the project is linked to a theatrical season or live event. If this is the case, please mark this clearly on your application and we will do our best to review the proposal quickly.

Low-Cost R&D strand
This strand is funded by Arts Council England (ACE). It aims to increase the digital reach of arts and cultural organisations by increasing the impact of existing work or collections. It allows you to test approaches to extending your work digitally, acquiring new skills and gaining practical, sustainable experience in creating digital content and engaging online audiences. Projects should be able to be turned around relatively quickly and have a measurable audience outcome. We are particularly interested in applications from diverse-led organisations and/or projects that include a focus on reaching diverse or underserved arts and cultural audiences.
For more information and to apply online: Low-Cost R&D strand

Capture strand
This strand is run in partnership with the BBC to capture, broadcast and digitally distribute live arts performances and events for audiences, showcasing and increasing the reach of existing activities. This is a new opportunity for arts and cultural organisations to have work broadcast by the BBC and to receive additional support for the wider digital distribution of the filmed work after its initial TV transmission. It allows you to extend your work digitally, acquiring new skills and gaining practical, sustainable experience in creating digital content and engaging online audiences. Projects should be able to be turned around relatively quickly and have a measurable audience outcome. We are particularly interested in applications from diverse-led organisations and/or projects that include a focus on reaching diverse or underserved arts and cultural audiences.
For more information and to apply online: Capture strand

Industry Research & Information Creative Industries Federation - Growth Research

As part of the Federation’s activity across Entrepreneurship and Growth, we are undertaking a major piece of research on growth. The research will look at what growth really looks like in creative enterprises across the creative industries in the UK, and how we can better support this.

The findings will be used to represent the sector’s needs to government and wider industry. They will also provide much needed evidence to identify where more support is required. To do this, we need your support:

Growth Survey
We need as many creative businesses, organisations and freelancers as possible to complete our growth survey here.

Please share the survey link as widely as possible through your own networks, contacts and social media. It should take around 15 minutes to complete and the deadline for responses is 3 July.

Growth Focus Groups
We will be holding a series of focus groups around the UK throughout the summer and are looking for the following people to participate:

  • If you are a micro creative business (employ fewer than 10 people) looking to grow
  • If you are a creative business (any size) who is currently growing or has experienced growth
  • If you are a creative freelancer looking to grow
  • If you are an organisation that supports creative businesses to grow

Please note that spaces will be limited at each focus group so are not guaranteed, however we will endeavour to capture all views using other means, so please do get in touch. We recognise that freelancers and solo self-employed are taking time out of their day to contribute, so we are offering one year's free membership to those who are selected to participate.

Focus groups will take place across the following cities:

  • London - 4 July, 4pm - 6pm
  • Cardiff -  10 July, 4pm - 6pm (provisional date)
  • Manchester - 18 July, 4pm - 6pm 
  • Glasgow - 24 July, 4pm - 6pm 
  • Belfast - 26 July, 4pm - 6pm (provisional date)

Where the dates are provisional, please express your interest to participate and we will ensure you are kept updated. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact Luise: 
luise@creativeindustriesfederation.com

New Geographies announces the artists commissioned to create 10 new site-responsive art works across the East of England

New Geographies and the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) are
delighted to announce the artists selected to create ten major site-responsive visual
arts commissions across the East of England.

New Geographies is a three-year project, funded by the National Lottery through
Arts Council England, to create a new map of the East of England based on personal
thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or overlooked places, rather than on
historic or economical centres. The first phase of the project invited members of the
public to nominate locations for the map in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex,
Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, over a three-month period in the Summer of 2017.
This resulted in over 270 nominations, including the Petrified Forest of Mundon (Essex),
the Concrete Pyramid off Great Yarmouth’s coast (Norfolk), an abandoned Tesco
supermarket in Chatteris (Cambridgeshire) and Cardington Airship Hangar Site in
Bedford (Bedfordshire).

Via an international open call, artists were then invited to submit proposals for
artworks inspired by the nominated locations. The final commissions were selected by
a panel made up of ECVAN’s partner organisations.

The artists selected are: Maria Anastassiou, David Blandy, Cooking Sections, Ian Giles,
Krijn de Koning, Taylor Le Melle & Zadie Xa, susan pui san lok, Studio Morison, Stuart
Whipps and Laura Wilson. Each artist will work closely on the realisation of their work
with one of the New Geographies partner institutions.

More information can be found here: http://newgeographies.uk/

Call to arts leaders to participate in research into professional development needs

The University of Leeds, in partnership with the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme and funded by ACE, is conducting research to gain insights from senior arts managers/leaders about the delivery, content and accreditation of professional development.

Access to the survey and more information can be found here

The University of Leeds is being funded by ACE to develop online courses. Your answers to the survey will help us to tailor courses specifically to the interests, attitudes and feedback provided by you and your peers.

The survey should take no longer than 8-10 minutes to complete and results will directly inform the development and provision of future training and online courses.

The survey will close at 12noon on Friday 29 June 2018.

Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a new national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement and participation can transform our health and wellbeing.This new Alliance brings together the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and involves over 50 leading organisations. We aim to bring about a step change in policy and delivery, and will focus on a strong regional infrastructure to support development and progress in the field.

Following an extensive recruitment process, the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is delighted to announce that Victoria Hume has been appointed as its first Director.

Victoria is a composer, arts manager and researcher with many years’ experience of working with health and medicine. Her arts/health work began in London hospitals – moving from Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust to Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where she founded and ran rb&hArts, the Trust’s arts programme, for 11 years. Alongside this she worked on the King’s Fund’s ‘Enhancing the Healing Environment’ programme, and was a board member, and then Chair of London Arts in Health Forum. She has spent the last four years living and working in South Africa, based between the University of the Witwatersrand’s Health Communication Research Unit, the Wits School of Arts, and at the medical humanities programme at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).

https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/

StartEast

StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. The programme offers bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops and masterclasses as well as an invited grant scheme of between £1,000-£10,000 to help you grow your business. Our aim is to work with you to build a support structure that is right for you and your cultural enterprise.

We have a dedicated team of advisors and industry experts ready to support you in a range of different ways. Whether you need support to develop an idea or your artistic vision, help with business growth and expansion into new markets, securing new contracts, increasing productivity or turnover, we can help.

All you need to do is sign up and become a StartEast member. For more information please visit: http://starteast.co.uk/

Funding Opportunities

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk 

The North Norfolk District Council Arts and Culture Fund is open for applications. 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 to the can be submitted at any time. Decisions on eligible applications will be made in July,  November and March. To be considered in July, completed applications need to be submitted by 29th June.

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.

Breckland Council Match Funding

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. Grants are for a maximum of one year.

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. Grants are for a maximum of one year.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/breckland-council-community-funding/

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.

The Council can fund projects that clearly demonstrate their contribution to the priorities set out in the Broadland Business Plan a copy of which can be viewed at: www.broadland.gov.uk/businessplan

For more information and to apply visit: http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/broadland-community-at-heart-grants/

Saracen's Norfolk Fund

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund has been created to support general charitable activities that benefit rural areas within the district of South Norfolk with grants up to a maximum of £5,000.

Please note the Fund aims to support projects that are led by local people, and aim to enhance quality of life in small rural communities by improving access to support, services and opportunities, and the provision of good quality community facilities.

Who can apply
Charitable, community and voluntary groups based or clearly operating in South Norfolk can apply. This includes Churches/ PCCs and Parish Councils where the project is clearly community focused and inclusive.

For more information and to apply visit: http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/saracens-norfolk-fund/

The Garfield Weston Foundation

Grants from £30,000 to £150,000 are available for capital improvements that will improve community use. They will fund things such as:
• A new building or extension to an existing building
• Improvements to, or renovation or refurbishment of, an existing building
• Purchase of large or expensive items if it is crucial to you work in supporting local people
• Purchase of land or property with a minimum of a 25 year lease with a clear community benefit

Applications close on 30 June and work must be completed by the end of 2020. For further details click 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. The Arts Council wishes to focus on investing in the activities that have a real impact on people’s artistic or creative development in England.

The Arts Council will invest £3.6 million per year through the programme. Individuals will have the opportunity to apply for between £2,000 and £10,000, to take a dedicated period of time to focus on their own creative development, and propel them to the next stage in their practice.

Individual artists and/or creative practitioners in England may apply. The programme supports activity focused on these artforms and disciplines:
• Music
• Theatre
• Dance
• Visual Arts
• Literature
• Combined Arts
• Museums practice

Applicants must apply as an individual, or as a small group of practitioners who usually collaborate in their work. This could include, for example, artists who usually create work together, or writers and their translators. Applicants must have three years’ creative practice experience outside a formal education context.

Round 2 will open for applications at 10am on 12 July 2018 and close at 12pm (noon) on 16 August 2018

Round 3 will open for applications at 10am on 11 October 2018 and close at 12pm (noon) on 14 November 2018

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP

Volunteering Opportunities

Stewards needed for Summer Events in the City Centre!

The city will come alive this Summer with music, singing, dance and street theatre at this years Head Out Not Home events! And you could be part of it!

Norwich BID (Business Improvement District) and NORCA are working together to put on the Head Out Not Home event which will take place every Thursday evening from 5th July - 6th September. Each Thursday, at five different locations in the city centre there will be bands, music, Covent Garden street theatre and dance acts! The entertainment will take place between 5pm and 8pm. Now in its fifth year Head Out Not Home is establishing itself as a feast of entertainment in the city centre's calendar and has quite a keen following!

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking people to help us run these events each Thursday - could this be you?!  The Set up, Event and Breakdown stewards are volunteer roles. The set up steward role is from 2.45pm - 5.30pm, the event steward role is from 4.45pm - 8pm and the breakdown steward is from 7.15pm - 9pm. We ask the volunteers to be available for a minimum of three out of the ten weeks (not necessarily consecutive).

The events are great fun to be involved with - you will get to meet some really interesting people, make new friends and experience some great acts! What better way to spend a sunny afternoon/evening in Norwich?!

To apply, or for more information, please contact Cathie Davies, Operations Manager, NORCA on 07800 856642, 01603 760529 (option 1) or cathie@norcaarts.co.uk

Volunteer 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.

The following opportunities are currently available:

Lynn Museum - Coffee morning volunteers
Ancient House, Thetford - Learning resources and Thetford Treasures volunteers
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse - Collections volunteers, Engineering volunteers, Farm volunteers, Gardening volunteers, Landscape conservation volunteers, Learning volunteers, Research Volunteers, Workhouse Trail Guide volunteers

More information can be found here: https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/join-and-support/volunteering

Museum Trustee, Museum of East Anglian Life

Stowmarket
Closing Date: 30th June 2018

The Museum of East Anglian Life is seeking two new trustees.

With 17 historic buildings set in 75 acres of beautiful countryside, the Museum of East Anglian Life is a leading regional visitor attraction and the largest independent museum in Suffolk. The museum is a charity and a social and cultural enterprise supporting the community. We care for over 40,000 objects - once the everyday items of East Anglian life. Our collection has a particular focus on the production of food and social history relating to it, reflective of the region's strong agricultural character.  We aim to enrich people's lives, encouraging enjoyment, learning and participation through our public programme, training and volunteering schemes. We hold events throughout the year, family activities during the holidays, a programme for schools and community-focused initiatives. We are a space for people to be active, learn new things, look at the world differently, make friends and give something back.

All applicants are welcome, but we especially encourage applications from those with experience and networks in law, food production and fundraising and development. Experience of museums is not necessary, but a commitment to be actively involved and the ability to contribute towards the delivery of the strategic aims of the museum with time, energy and skills are a must.

If you would like to join us, please email an expression of interest to rebecca.matta@eastanglianlife.org.uk or visit our website (http://eastanglianlife.org.uk/about-us/governance) for more information.

Trustees, Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Theatre Royal is one of the leading arts organisations in the East of England, presenting a high quality mix of drama, musicals, opera, dance, comedy, music, children’s and family shows all year round.  With 1300 seats, the Theatre Royal is the largest venue in Norfolk, and plays a very active part in the cultural life of the region.  Norwich Playhouse is a 300-seat riverside venue in Norwich and, like Theatre Royal, also presents a diverse range of shows at the mid-scale.  Stage Two is the newest member of the Theatre Royal family and is a building immediately adjacent to Theatre Royal that is dedicated to Learning & Participation and home to studio and training spaces as well as a 110 seat Studio Theatre.

Theatre Royal Norwich (Trust) Ltd recently merged with Norwich Playhouse Trust and is a registered charity (no. 262259) and a not-for profit organisation, governed by a Board of 12 Trustees.  We are currently recruiting for 3 new Trustees to join the Board during 2018.  Following a recent skills audit, we are seeking to appoint Trustees with specific experience and skills in one of more of the following areas:-

• professional and large-scale theatre, arts or cultural arena
• youth inclusion / engagement
• human resources
• financial management

Trustees do not receive remuneration, but reasonable expenses for attending meetings are paid.

For more information please visit: http://ntr.org.uk/Jobs

Closing date: 17th June 2018

Become a silver social volunteer today

Make a difference to older people in your local community and become a volunteer for Breckland Council's Silver Social Project. The Project is delivering an ambitious programme of daytime events to community venues across Breckland, promoting participation and independent living to older people in rural communities. Until 2020, workshops and performances held by professional artists are taking place in Ashill, Necton, Shipdham, Mattishall, Harling, Dereham, Attleborough, Swaffham, Watton and Thetford. Upcoming Events. We are looking for a team of enthusiastic and welcoming volunteers to help support events in these areas, ensure the Project reaches its target audience and with our support, to sustain the project's aims beyond 2020. We are developing two volunteer roles:

Silver Social Event Support Volunteer
There are a number of ways you can get involved in the Project: As a Silver Social Event Support Volunteer, your role is to act as an advocate for the Project and provide essential support to the Project Coordinator at Silver Social events. You will help set up event space; greet artists and participants at sessions; organise refreshments and help to clear down and collect evaluation data and feedback after an event. This role is an opportunity to gain experience in event organisation and to develop new skills within a community project. You will also have the opportunity to watch world class arts performances – for free!

Silver Social Volunteer Promoter
As a Silver Social Volunteer Promoter, your role is to act as an advocate for the Project and help promote Silver Social events in your area. Using both traditional and online methods, this will be done through the distribution of publicity material; word of mouth recommendation and promoting activities at local clubs and groups, as well as sharing online content through social media and event listing websites. This role is an opportunity to gain experience in event promotion and organisation, with the potential to join a wider network of volunteer promoters running your own events, in partnership with Creative Arts East.

To support the Project with any of the above, get in touch!

Volunteering for the Silver Social is an unpaid position, but is an opportunity to gain experience on a nationally recognised arts project, with the potential to develop your own community programme. Travel expenses will be covered.

Time commitment: Approximately 3 – 5 hours a month (flexible). Exact days dependent on programming schedule.
Contact: Sophie Soto (Project Co-Ordinator) community@breckland.gov.uk / 01362 656870 or visit www.thesilversocial.com/volunteer

Summer Volunteer Opportunities, The Garage Norwich

We're recruiting for volunteers to help us and fifty children & young people put on our Big Summer Production of Beauty & the Beast! We are looking for individuals aged 18+ to join our busy summer production team as volunteers. You will be part of the creative team that is bought together for duration of the production. We spend two weeks rehearsing the production and this culminates with 4 performances in The Garage theatre. The cast is made up of 50 young people between the ages of 7 – 18 years old. This year the production is Beauty & the Beast.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18 June. To apply please complete the application form here and return to takepart@thegarage.org.uk or post to Carrie Mansfield, The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY

Arts Project Placements, Creative Arts East

Interested in music, dance, arts or health? Creative Arts East are looking for positive and energetic volunteers to provide vital project support at their Wymondham office and attend exciting workshops working with older people too.

For more information, please visit: http://www.creativeartseast.co.uk/about-us/opportunities

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

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Your football-flavoured Takeaway

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:50
 

The week at NCC...                      15 June 2018                          

Remembering Cliff

This week there have been many moving tributes to Cliff Jordan, our former Council Leader who died on Saturday. In her email to staff, Managing Director Wendy Thomson said that Cliff hugely appreciated the work of county council employees and was quick to praise staff.

Last month, when Cliff announced that he was stepping down as Leader because of serious ill health, he said: “I step down safe in the knowledge that we have charted the right course and I know that you will continue to share my vision for doing what’s best for the people of Norfolk".

If you would like to send messages of condolence, please either email mdbs@norfolk.gov.uk or post to The Leader’s Office, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH and we will pass them on to his family. Wendy’s blog on Monday 11 June paid tribute to Cliff. We will miss him. 

National praise for boarding school partnership 

Our successful partnership work with boarding schools was featured in many media outlets this week. We have the most successful boarding partnership scheme in the country, with 52 vulnerable children placed in 11 state and independent boarding schools over the last decade. Pictured: Wendy Thomson and Colin Morrison, Chair of the Boarding Schools Partnership, at the conference in Westminster this week. More... 

It's Armed Forces Week

Next week is Armed Forces Week and staff are invited to attend the raising of the Armed Forces flag at County Hall forecourt on Monday 18 June. If you serve as a reservist, you are invited to come to work in your uniform on Wednesday 20 June. More...
Pictured are: Wendy Thomson (MD) Andrew Proctor (Leader of the Council) with commanding officers of the RAF, Army and Navy and Norfolk Armed Forces Covenant Board members at Carrow Road. 

Tackling teen drug abuse 

Chris Small from our Youth Offending Service was interviewed yesterday (just after 8.30am news) by Radio Norfolk about County Lines (drug dealing) and the warning signs that parents should look out for in their children. Listen here. 

Help us tie the perfect knot

Our Marry in Norfolk service is always looking at ways of improving. They’re setting up a small staff focus group with three or four brides- or grooms-to-be to discuss how they present information and advice to couples. If you would like to help shape this service, please contact Anita Hennington, or call 01603 222934 to find out more.

And finally... are you World Cup ready?

Our partners Active Norfolk are promoting active and healthier lifestyles as the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off this week. You can find out more about the ‘beautiful’ game, in Norfolk, here. If you’re looking to escape the World Cup  this weekend, take at look at what’s on at our museums.

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

It's Norfolk Show time!

The Norfolk Show takes place on 27 and 28 June and we’re supporting the event again this year with a business and innovation marquee in the Discovery Zone. And there’s a 10% discount for staff on advance tickets. More...

We love carers

Carers' Week may be over but if you're a carer, or you know someone who is, you'll find lots of practical help and guidance in our Carers' Week supplement online and printed in the EDP last weekend. 

Oh help, oh no ... it's the Gruffalo

Our new film about fostering sees a young girl enjoying a magical trip to the theatre with her short break carer. We’re looking for carers to foster children with disabilities or offer a short stay break.  If you’re considering fostering – or know somebody who is – please help to spread the word.  Enjoy the film and find out more about fostering in Norfolk here.

Parking at County Hall this summer?

There are some important changes to car parking at County Hall this summer, whilst work starts on a new permanent pay and display car park. Make sure you're up to date and familiarise yourself with alternative travel options and flexible working. More...

Keep running

On 5 August, colleagues from  Community and Environmental Services will take on the Norwich 10k to raise funds for a landmark project to transform Norwich Castle Keep. Click here to support their efforts, and don’t forget to come and cheer them along on the day of the race!     

This week's blog  Dr Wendy Thomson, Managing Director

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Look out for Simon George's blog on Monday.


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We need a new recycling centre for Norwich by 2021

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:39
A new recycling centre for Norwich

To help boost reuse and recycling in and around Norwich we're asking people what they would like to see at the new recycling centre that is needed for Norwich from 2021.

We're asking or people's views before any plans are drawn up so the design can be shaped around what’s most important to people.

A new recycling centre to replace the one at Swanton Road, Mile Cross could offer plenty of parking bays and reduced queues, a reuse shop, annual hazardous household waste events and the sale of compost bins.

We’d love to hear from as many people as possible so if you live and around Norwich click here to tell us what you'd like to see.

 

Your Voice is run by Norfolk County Council. You can contact the team by emailing us: yourvoice@norfolk.gov.uk.

Categories: Norfolk

What's On: July-December 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:58
New What's On Booklet Now Available

 

Our new What's On booklet packed with events, courses and talks at The Archive Centre, Norfolk Heritage Centre and King's Lynn Borough Archives is now available.

Download your copy from the news section at www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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

The Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DQ | Tel. 01603 222599 

Email norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk | Web www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:06

The following news has recently been added to our website:

The sky’s the limit for new reuse shop charity

For details go to our news page.

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The Restoration Pastons - Performance at Oxnead Hall

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:00
The Restoration Pastons

Performance at Oxnead Hall

In conjunction with our The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World exhibition partners at University of East Anglia

Tuesday 19 June, 2pm, repeated at 7pm

Want to meet the characters featured in Norwich Castle's The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World exhibition? You are warmly invited to a theatrical performance of the Restoration Pastons on the grounds of the beautiful Oxnead Hall. 

Created as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded 600 Paston Footprints Project (led by UEA School of Literature and the Paston Heritage Society), the play follows the story of Robert Paston, the First Earl of Yarmouth and one of the last of the great family.   

Oxnead Hall was a key location for the Paston family whose lives and legacy spanned over 400 turbulent years of history in the region, surviving the War of the Roses, Tudors, and Civil War, only to be defeated by the excess and ambition of the Restoration period under Charles II.  

With an introduction to The Paston Treasure kick-starting the performance, take a sensorial walk back into history with dance, drama and song by professional actors (directed by Dr Holly Maples).  The performance takes place across several sites in the estate, but is accessible to all (and is for all ages).

 

Tickets: £8 and £4.50 concessions.

Location: Oxnead Hall, NR10 5HP. You can purchase tickets on arrival, but to ensure a place, please purchase tickets in advance via Eventbrite

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Categories: Norfolk

Let's Talk - June 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:35

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June 2018

Since the last edition of Let’s Talk I’ve had the chance to meet with many of you at our staff conversation events. These events gave you an opportunity to meet with our now fully established leadership team and for us to hear your ideas and share what we’re working on.

We’re hoping to hold these sessions regularly in each area of the county because we want your help in getting our services right for children and young people. We’re pulling together the information from these most recent sessions and will share it in the next edition of Let’s Talk.

We’ve also created a new email inbox csletstalkideas@norfolk.gov.uk where you can send us any ideas you might have.

Sara

Boost for care leavers at Committee

At the recent Children’s Services Committee, members discussed a proposal to exempt Norfolk’s care leavers from paying council tax, until they are 25. The committee recommended the proposal to Policy and Resources Committee and Full Council, with officers now working with the county’s seven districts to make the scheme a reality. The exemption will also apply to our care leavers who move out of Norfolk, helping to support them financially as they move towards independence.

The committee also heard about the progress we are making to develop new properties for care leavers. You might remember that £5m has been committed to this project to support our young people to begin to live independently. We have identified three of our own properties that can be renovated and are in the process of buying two more. We’re planning to open these by the end of the year and will also be looking for a further six properties across the county.

Each of the units will have 24/7 on site support available and will be closely monitored to ensure that young people are safe and achieving their potential. We are working with young people to design this new service.

Working with Bromley

Our outstanding adoption service is to support Bromley Council.

We are offering mentoring and workshops in a range of areas, including foster to adopt.

Bromley are also keen to look at the work of Norfolk’s Fostering Advisory Partnership and our strengths within our fostering service.

We’re hoping we’ll also be able to learn from some of the work that’s happening in Bromley and will keep you posted on how the partnership develops.

New services

We’ve recently launched a new rapid response service with the YMCA to support families in crisis.

The service will provide intensive support for children and families where there is an immediate risk that a child might need to come into care.  The YMCA will be able to use their experience of providing parenting support and working with young people to provide services such as mediation and restorative work.

The YMCA will work with families for two weeks, when a decision will be made about ongoing support and planning for the children.

We’ve also been further developing our work with The Magdalene Group and Barnardo’s, to support children at risk of sexual exploitation.

We’ve just launched a three-year partnership, known as The Rose Partnership, which will see The Magdalene Group provide a befriending service to children at risk of CSE. The Magdalene Group and Barnardo’s will also provide return home interviews to children who go missing.

It builds on the success of The Magdalene Group's Rose (Reaching Out on Sexual Exploitation) project. A launch event (pictured) was held at The Magdalene Group headquarters in Norwich.

Boarding partnerships - national recognition

Our pioneering partnership work with boarding schools has received national recognition this week as our work and research took centre-stage at a government conference. 

We have the most successful boarding partnership scheme in the country, with 52 vulnerable children placed in 11 state and independent boarding schools over the last decade. 

The Norfolk Boarding School Partnerships scheme has helped prevent children and young people from going into or staying in care. Boarding school placements have also improved educational outcomes and helped to strengthen families.

The Department for Education showcased our work this week, to try to get more local authorities to adopt the approach.

We've carried out in-depth research into the impact of the programme in Norfolk, which was shared an event for local authority leaders, hosted by Lord Agnew, in Westminster. The research was commissioned by the Boarding Schools Partnership and validated by the UCL Institute of Education.
 
The research found: 

•         71% of all the Norfolk-funded boarders showed a reduced level of risk and 63% moved off the risk register completely; nine of the 17 children in care in the programme, were able to return to their families
•         A higher proportion of children who took the placements attained an A*-C or Grade 4+ in both maths and English, compared with children in care nationally;
•         Placing children who are in or on the edge of local authority care in boarding schools can be cost-effective. The boarding school fees paid by Norfolk ranged from £11k per year for state schools to £35k for independent schools, with Norfolk County Council spending an average of £56,200 on children in their care.

The research is available online at http://issuu.com/glenncoombsshelleys/docs/73153?e=7058634/62112622

Wendy Thomson, our Managing Director, is pictured at the event with Colin Morrison, Chair of the Boarding Schools Partnership.

Changing our front door

Many of you will already be aware about changes we are making to our front door for child protection enquiries and referrals.

Prof David Thorpe, who has successfully worked with high performing councils across the UK has now met with many of you to discuss his research and how he thinks we can develop a system with fewer unnecessary referrals and assessments.

The approach encourages more conversations between social workers and partner agencies and focuses on training staff to ask enquiring questions and offer suggestions to partners, so that they can provide the right support to families.

If a child is at risk of harm then the child’s case will be referred on to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub for assessment.

In other areas of the country this has seen referrals drop by a third. Child protection plans have also reduced and more children have been able to be safely cared for at home with their families because they are getting the right help in the right place.

Partner agencies have also welcomed the approach elsewhere because it is more collaborative and their responsibilities are clearer.

Congratulations to our diploma graduates

Eleven of our staff recently completed they Level 7 Diplomas in Systemic Supervision.

Congratulations to Mary Baldwin, Michelle Brady, Andrea Brown, Jackie Cole, Emma Elsmere, Pip Feavyour, Lizzie Hills, Gemma McNevin, Lee Napper, Yvonne Ross and Dan St John.

Our graduates had to complete a portfolio of work, 15 days of training and write a reflective account of their learning.

Those who completed the diploma felt it was helping their supervision of staff to be more reflective. They continue to develop their skills through peer supervision and some are looking at undertaking further training within their roles.

Training opportunities

A new Working with LGBT Young People in the Care System course has been developed for social workers, Personal Advisers and Independent Reviewing Officers.  It is drawn from research developed by the UEA, with input from young people, on the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-gender and Questioning young people.

The course is running at County Hall on 5 July.

Training is also available on Working with Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children and Young People

This training will take place at the Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich on 6 July and will explore the risks to young people who have been separated from their families and are asylum seeking, as well as the traumas they may have faced.

On July 7 Making Sense of Fragmented Lives through Life Story Work, also at the Abbey Conference Centre


The training will help delegates understand the reasons for life story work, discuss best practice and identify techniques and tools that can be used.

You can book a place on any of these courses by visiting the Learning Hub.

Keeping in touch
  • We’ve been having some problems with our newsletter email account, so we’re sorry if we haven’t replied to any of your messages. These issues have now been resolved, so if you have any stories or ideas for the next issue of Let’s Talk please email csweeklybrief@norfolk.gov.uk. If colleagues are not receiving Let's Talk then please ask them to email us, so we can add them to the distribution list. Also, please suggest that they check their Junk and Clutter folders.
  • Please could you also take a moment to check your details are up to date on both the Online Directory and Oracle, so that colleagues can get in contact with you if they need to.

Leadership blog

Our weekly leadership blog is now online here.

The blog features online reflections from those working across Children’s Services. This week's blog is from Peter Ronan, Head of Social Work Resources.

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Norfolk County Council - Personnel Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:41

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Personnel Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on 19 June 2018 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.
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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:24

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

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:06

The following news has recently been added to our website:

Consultation launched on future of Winterton Primary School

For details go to our news page.

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Social Club News: 13th June 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:00

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Social Club News - 13th June 2018 - food glorious food

WORLD CUP SWEEPSTAKE. We're doing a world cup sweepstake. Its £2 to enter, maximum of 32 people taking part, and the winner gets £30, second gets £20, third gets £10 and 4th place gets £8. You must buy your tickets by the end of lunchtime on Thursday (the 14th June). This gives you a number, and we'll then draw the teams at the end of the lunchtime period. Please include contact details so we can, er, contact you...

England v Tunisia - Mon 18th June Hot food available.

We'll open from 5.30 for the England v Tunisia game, and will be taking orders for food before kick-off, food to be served at half time. Pie and chips, or sausage and chips for the bargain price of £3. Please note you must order before kick-off. And there's more... we'll be doing our 4 pints the price of 3 deal if you order a jug of beer before 7pm - why not share a jug with colleagues and friends?

AVON CALLING - Lunchtime 12-2 on Wednesday 20th June. We'll be having an Avon sale at lunchtime. Why not pop up to the club and grab yourself a bargain. There will be a wide range of great value items for sale.

VODKA NIGHT and world cup BBQ - Friday 22nd June, from 4.30pm

 Ok - so we may have used a silly picture of a pig in a russian hat, but there's nothing silly about our vodka night and BBQ. We'll be having a very special selection of premium vodkas at very sensible prices. More details will follow, but they will be an eclectic selection of top end vodkas you will have heard of, and some real gems that you probably won't have come across before - you won't be disappointed! And we'll be having a BBQ with quality burgers, hotdogs, halloumi kebabs and veggie kebabs rather generously priced at £2.50 a go. And if that doesn't entice you, we have a cracking deal. Pre-order by Wednesday 20th June and you will get 2 premium vodkas and one item of food for £6. This helps us gauge demand, helps avoid wasted food, and also helps us hedge our bets weatherwise. (The pre-order tickets are non-refundable). Please note the £6 doesn't include mixers - mainly because there's such a wide variety it was impossible to come up with a simple easy pricing structure that covered all the options.

FEELING LUCKY? BUY A RAFFLE TICKET!!

We have a Summer Raffle going on at the moment - 50p a strip and you could win biscuits, chocolate, beer, wine, cider and so on. Pop up to the club and buy your tickets at the bar.

England v Belgium - Thursday June 28th Hot food available.

We'll be open from 5pm, and kick-off will be 7pm. We'll have sausage and chips available for £3 - but you will need to order before kick-off and food will be served at half time. And we'll have out usual 4 pints for the price of 3 promotion if you order before 7pm. Come and support England with your colleagues and family, and (hopefully) see us through to the next round.

BIG QUIZ - Friday 29th June - 8pm start  (and a few sarnies/nibbles)

We will try to do chips before the big quiz for the foreseeable future, based on the modest success of last time. However, as the people doing the quiz are the people who would cook the chips, we won't be doing chips on this occasion. Instead we'll have a small selection of filled rolls and so on to help keep the mice away.  Our big quizzes are always popular, cost £1 per person to enter (maximum teams of 6) and offer a full evenings quizzing. With our super value bar it really is a cracking evening for £1 per person. If you haven't been to one before, why not pop along and say hello.

JOIN THE ANGLING CLUB

Benefits:
Access to secure club water at Easton and Scoulton Mere
Specimen fish – Carp, pike, tench, perch, roach
Family friendly – bring the kids!
Guest tickets available – bring your friends!
Organised matches
Excellent value for money annual subscription
Membership now available
For further details please contact: nccanglingclub@gmail.com

Cardiff:  As the capital of Wales, Cardiff has a range of attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference – all within walking distance. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings and Cardiff Bay offers entertainment for everyone. The area has been a filming location for many scenes on TV programmes such as Dr Who and Torchwood. Shopping in Cardiff has a vast selection of amazing shops, with quaint Edwardian and Victorian arcades, High Street stores, restaurants and attractions all within close proximity of Cardiff Castle and many other sights, so there’s something to suit everyone. There is a decent bus service that stops near the hotel and runs until about 11pm.

The Hotel: Holiday Inn Cardiff North M4 Junction 32 – see www.holidayinn.com/Cardiff    Located just 30 mins from the city centre, the Holiday Inn Cardiff North M4 J32 is committed to providing all guests with the most comfortable and relaxing stay. Not just a great place to settle in for the night, our hotel has plenty of other facilities to explore when you visit including Heated Indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirlpool & Gym, Great Food and Bar, Freeview TV Entertainment in all rooms, Starbucks coffee, 24hr room service…

Whats Included: Executive coach travel, One night’s accommodation at the holiday Inn Cardiff North M4 Junction 32, Buffet Breakfast, 5 drink vouchers (small glass of wine, ½ pint draught beer, soft drink - not bottled, tea or coffee), Evening Meal, Free Time in Cardiff , Visit to Oxford on the Sunday (in the way back) 

Deposits are £50 per person (non refundable)To secure your place please contact Gillian Hammond:Ring 07729130906 or g.hammo@hotmail.co.uk  

The trip is provided and operated by Newells tours who are ABTA bonded, so your money is safe

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

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Well-Being Newsletter Issue No. 32 - June 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:37
Issue Number 32 • June 2018 Well-Being Newsletter

Keeping you up to date with what's happening in wellbeing An invitation to all Managers and Supervisors

Would you like to learn more about mental health and become a Mental Health First Aid Champion for your team?

We have organised a number of Mental Health First Aid Champion courses around the county. The course is suitable for all Managers and Supervisors.

This one-day course will give you:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues
  • knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • The ability to spot the signs of mental ill health
  • Improved skills to support positive wellbeing 

For more details and to book your place, visit the Learning Hub.

Please be aware this course is funded by Norfolk County Council, so there is no direct cost to the delegate. However, the actual course cost is £200 per person. This will be charged to the Well-Being Team for any non-attendance by delegates.

Are hot flushes running your life?

It is important to know what’s going on in your body when you have a hot flush and how you can overcome them, control them and take charge of your thermostat again.

During the menopause there are two things going on that are different from other times of your life.
First, your nutrient levels take a nosedive. As you get older your levels get in short supply, particularly as you go through perimenopause.
Second, your oestrogen levels start to fall around the time of the menopause and perimenopause. When you’re born you’ve got millions of eggs in your ovaries. As you get older the amount falls, and tails off completely as you head for the menopause.  Your brain tries to kick-start your ovaries to produce more oestrogen, so sends a thermal surge through your body causing the hot flush.

Action plan:
To eliminate thermal surges, you should:

1). Make sure that you’re in good nutritional shape.

2). Consume naturally occurring oestrogen in the form of foods, in particular things like soya, flaxseeds and supplements that contain red clover. 

3). Practise regular relaxation, which has shown to reduce flushes by as much as 50% or 60%.

4). Consider your clothing.  Become have created a range of tank tops and pants that absorb moisture. You can use them as short-term aid while you’re getting your symptoms under control.

Read more here.

Are you getting enough sleep?

Sleep deprivation is now estimated to cost the UK economy £37bn a year, with employees who get less than six hours sleep a night generating twice as much absenteeism and presenteeism as their well-rested colleagues.
Given that most adults need 7-9 hours sleep a night if they want to wake up feeling refreshed, with enough energy to last the entire day, the extent to which most people are now short-changing themselves on sleep means that many employees will be struggling to function at their best.

The short-term implications of sleep deprivation include impaired mood, reduced mental sharpness and decreased ability to handle stress and make decisions. The longer-term implications include weight gain, memory problems, weakened immunity and increased risk of depression, stroke, diabetes, heart problems and even Alzheimer’s disease.

Read more.........

Take care in the sun this summer

People who spend a lot of time in the sun, whether it's for work or play, are at increased risk of skin cancer if they don't take the right precautions.

People with naturally brown or black skin are less likely to get skin cancer, as darker skin has some protection against UV rays. But skin cancer can still occur.

You should take extra care in the sun if you:

  • have pale, white or light brown skin
  • have freckles or red or fair hair, as there is an increased tendency to burn rather than tan
  • have many moles
  • have skin problems relating to a medical condition
  • are only exposed to intense sun occasionally – for example, while on holiday
  • are in a hot country where the sun is particularly intense

  • have a family history of skin cancer

The Cancer Research UK website has a tool where you can find out your skin type to see when you might be at risk of burning.

Ever considered becoming a domestic abuse champion?

Funded solely by the Home Office this course is specifically focused on practitioners working in Health and Education. This free two-day package, is designed to provide insight into the range of tactics of abusive behaviour used by perpetrators, recognise the signs and symptoms of DA, build confidence in asking the questions to encourage disclosure, risk assess and give an understanding of support available locally and Nationally. The DA Team have trained over 1000 champions to date and the feedback they have received has been extremely positive.

Dates and venues of the next courses are:

9th & 10th July - King's Lynn
6th & 18th Sept - Norwich
19th Sept & 3rd Oct - Norwich
2nd & 10th Oct - Swaffham
6th & 13th Nov - Dereham
20th & 27th Nov - Long Stratton

If you would like to participate in the free course, please complete the application form here.

Calendar of Events

July 2018
24 Jul 24/7 Samaritans Awareness Day

August 2018
No Planned Events

September 2018
3 - 9 Sept Migraine Awareness Week
18 – 24 Sept Eye Health Week
24 - 30 Sept Sexual Health Week

Our full 2018 calendar of events is available to view here.

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 17 August 2018 with your suggestions and we will try to include them.

The Five Steps to
Well-Being  Point #1 - Connect

The first step to well-being is all about connecting with people.

Evidence shows that good relationships – with family, friends and our wider communities – are important for our mental wellbeing.

Building stronger, wider social connections can help us feel happier and more secure, and give us a greater sense of purpose in life.

Spend time developing these relationships by learning more: Connect for mental wellbeing.

Is your workstation assessment up to date?

Working with computers is not a high-risk activity. However, a number of adverse health effects can be associated with this work when the risks are not properly controlled. For example, bad posture can lead to back and upper limb pain, inappropriate lighting or an unclear image on the screen can cause eye discomfort and poorly designed work regimes can contribute to workplace stress.

The law requires that we at Norfolk County Council reduce the risks involved in the use of display screen equipment as much as we reasonably can. 
Read the guidance that explains how we do this here.

There is also an E-Learning module on Learning Hub here.

Has your workplace had an NHS Health Check yet?

NHS Health Checks are targeted at staff aged 40 – 74 and can be arranged in workplaces providing there are sufficient numbers of staff eligible and interested.  

If you think your workplace would like to participate, then please contact the Well-Being Team for further details or complete our request form here.

Keep hydrated in the
hot weather

Alarmingly, in the UK, 60% of people drink just one glass of water or less a day – and we need more.

Being properly hydrated is essential to life, and if you’re trying to be that little bit sharper, then proper hydration could be your best friend. So, do it now, get up, go to the tap, pour yourself a glass and get drinking.

Find out more.....

Unlock the benefits of an active workforce

Physical inactivity is costing the UK economy over £100 billion annually due to sickness absence, lost productivity through worklessness, and health related productivity losses (Public Health England, 2016).

The impact of physical inactivity could already be costing your business hundreds if not thousands of pounds.

Read more....

Introducing the new MyIPRS portal

IPRS Health has launched a brand new secure portal called myIPRS. This new site is designed to provide patients and non-patients alike with self-help and education materials to help manage both musculoskeletal and mental health conditions.

MyIPRSHealth.com provides patients with a greater level of control over their health and wellbeing by providing them with the tools to manage their own recovery. The site is designed to enhance the rehabilitation process by encouraging self-management. This is achieved by providing information on specific conditions, problem areas and injuries, and the website utilises multimedia including videos, articles and interactive graphics. This specific information is also coupled with general health and wellbeing advice.

Click here to access the portal using the Company Code 'iprsnorfolk' to log in.
It is available to view on all desktop browsers, along with all mobile browsing platforms.

Norfolk Library Service launches "Reading Well for Mental Health" Scheme

Norfolk Libraries provide a range of social activities for adults, such as ‘Just a Cuppa’ coffee mornings, board game groups, book clubs and ‘Colour Me Calm’ sessions – colouring provides an easy way to relax and unwind. 

These activities help support the health and wellbeing of local communities, providing opportunities for people to socialise and to combat loneliness and isolation.

Read more about the launch here....

Does your team need an IPRS Mini Musculoskeletal assessment?

IPRS Health have agreed to offer employees the opportunity for a ‘mini’ musculoskeletal assessment or ‘MOT’. They are generally held at your place of work. An IPRS Health Physiotherapist will attend to carry out the mini assessment.

These mini assessments last approximately 15-20 minutes and will give the employee an opportunity to discuss any concerns they may have regarding their musculoskeletal health, irrespective of whether they are suffering an injury at the time.

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

Lone working
- do you know the risks?

Safe working practices should be put in place to ensure lone workers are not being put at more risk than other employees.

Where the risk of lone working cannot be reduced to a reasonable level, alternative arrangements must be put in place.

Read more ..... about what can be done to reduce the risk.

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

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Police and Crime Panel

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:00

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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 Norfolk summer issue - online now

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:35
                                                                                       Summer edition - online now! Become part of the team

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is helping young people achieve their potential.  Oliver (pictured above) has gained confidence and improved his practical skills after taking part in the Prince's Trust TEAM programme run by NFRS and funded by the College of West Anglia.
Read more »

Wish we were dualled!

Thousands of you have shown your support for getting the A4 fully dualled by backing our campaign. Read more »

Summer Reading Challenge

Visit your local library and sign up for this year's reading challenge. Children's favourite, the Beano, features in this year's free challenge which encourages children to keep up their reading during the long school holiday.  Read more »

Win tickets to Blickling's Great British Prom

We've got five pairs of tickets to give away.  Read more » 

and enter the competition.

Norfolk Day

Families across Norfolk are invited to join the celebrations for the first ever Norfolk Day on Friday 27 July.  The council is proud to support the campaign - read more about the events and activities we're organising.

Don't miss out on the latest news - read the full magazine here


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