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Sunday, 8 June 2008

Norfolk LINks

In my second stage complaint (see below) one of the further questions I’d asked to David Hayman’s revelation that:

Interim LINks support is by Voluntary Norfolk.”

was:

“Voluntary Norfolk?? Who, where, how was this arrived at?”

Knowing an answer from NCC wouldn’t be the epitomy of swiftness I googled ‘Voluntary Norfolk.’

It turns out to be an organisation I had, until then and for some years, known (along with everyone else) as the ‘Norwich and Norfolk Voluntary Services’ - a Norwich based organisation running various voluntary services, primarily in and around Norwich - certainly not here in this area - and which just happened to be the organisation appointed to provide the Forum Support Organisation for most of the Norfolk PPI forums.

Why or when it changed its name I don’t know but the change must have been roughly coincidental with the advent of LINks. But who knows whether or not that may be significant?

What I do know is significant is that us volunteers here in our area of Norfolk didn’t know who ‘Voluntary Norfolk’ was - AN UNDERLINING OF HOW CITIZENS, PARTICULARLY DISABLED CITIZENS, LIVING IN SOUTH EAST NORFOLK ARE SUCCESSFULLY EXCLUDED FROM SERVICES IN GENERAL AND FROM VOLUNTEERING TO CONTRIBUTE TO SERVICES.

No Surprise there then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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