A Care Association for Norfolk consultations

Norfolk has been buzzing this week as the Care Association consultation gets underway.

Fifty colleagues from diverse social care settings came together at events in Dereham, Aylsham and Norwich to discuss what is working well at the moment, where a Care Association could add value and how it might be structured so that all care providers feel they have a voice.

The sessions were designed by the Universities of East Anglia and Suffolk and facilitated by Market Connectors who are currently working in social care and have a first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing the sector.

“We are determined that everyone has a chance to be heard,” said project lead, Dr Fiona Denny. “There is a real interest in making the Care Association happen. This week some fifty people took half a day out of their busy working lives to discuss what it might look like and the services it could provide.

“The conversations, so far, have been enormously rich and thought-provoking. The ideas coming out of these sessions will inform the next stage of the process which will be an on-line survey to be sent out later this Autumn.”

Further consultation workshops will be taking place in Kings Lynn on 10th October and Great Yarmouth on the 17th October where spaces are still available.

Date Wed 17th October
Venue  Kings Centre, Great Yarmouth 
 AM 09:30AM - 12:00PM 
 PM 13:30PM - 16:00PM

Click on the preferred session time to reach the booking page. If you have any difficulties, please contact Claire Lowe at Claire.Lowe@norfolk.gov.uk Alternatively feel free to pass on your ideas to Dr Denny or one of the Market Connectors. Their email addresses are given below

We look forward to working with you.

The Executive Steering Group - Shaping a Care Association for Norfolk