South Norfolk Early Help Hub gains £90,000 grant boost

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A South Norfolk Council initiative designed to help improve public health and wellbeing is set to roll out across the district thanks to the acquisition of major grant funding.

The Early Help Hub received £90,000 from the Department of Communities and Local Government’s Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods funding – one of 24 successful applicants for the grant money.

Launched in Diss last year before gradually branching out to other areas, the Early Help Hub scheme, which is a collaboration between the council and various health and welfare organisations across the county, aims to provide local people with a single place to go to in order to obtain the support they require.

Councillor Yvonne Bendle, South Norfolk Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Public Health said: “This is very exciting news. Our No Wrong Door policy means they don’t have to chase around, finding information from multiple agencies, which takes time.”

Communities Minister Stephen Williams said: “The councils behind these projects are outlining plans to provide services that make a real difference to people’s lives.

“Empowering local people will not only help eliminate needless duplication and cut waste but it will ensure better services are delivered.”