Community connectors offering early support to residents in Diss

Diss Community Connectors Julie Hawes (left) and Lisa Lucas. ANL-150514-115733001

Diss Community Connectors Julie Hawes (left) and Lisa Lucas. ANL-150514-115733001

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South Norfolk Council’s Community Connectors are out and about in Diss to offer early support to residents in a variety of different ways.

A statement from the district authority said domestic abuse, loneliness and debt are all “key areas for concern” that are highlighted at this time of year.

Early help means providing support as soon as a difficulty or problem emerges – stopping it from getting worse and becoming a crisis

South Norfolk Councillor Yvonne Bendle

South Norfolk Councillor Yvonne Bendle, cabinet member for Wellbeing and Early Intervention said; “Early help means providing support as soon as a difficulty or problem emerges – stopping it from getting worse and becoming a crisis.

“South Norfolk Council’s Community Connectors are members of the local community who can help access support services for residents and their families. The Connectors can also get residents introduced to activities and support groups in the local area and help find out about training and volunteering opportunities.

“The Community Connectors can also support residents to start their own project, group or organise local events.”

In Diss, the community connectors are at the town’s doctors’ surgery every Friday, where residents can drop in.

They are also available every Tuesday, at the Polish Group at Diss Community Centre, which resumes from January 5. People can drop in between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DissCommunityConnectors, www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/earlyhelp or call 01508 533033