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Funding boost will help older in people in Norwich to conquer their loneliness

Norwich is one of 15 areas in the country to benefit from a £4.5m funding boost aimed at combating social isolation and ensuring that future generations have the support they need.

Monday, September 8, 2014
6:30 AM

Loneliness and social isolation, which are known to contribute to depression and poor physical health, can hit anyone – but older people are particularly at risk.

In Norwich there are currently an estimated 20,000 older people, many of whom face social exclusion due to ill health, poverty or simply because of the attitude of society towards them.

But from April 2015, and over the next six years, Getting On In Norwich, a partnership project led by Voluntary Norfolk, will receive £4,495,264 to improve the lives of its thousands of older people.

“My mother loved children. She didn’t care how many she had as long as we were all healthy”

Reunion for descendants of Holt Williamson family of 19

 Williamson family reunion. Picture: Ian Burt

Monday, September 8, 2014

Their descendants are now scattered across the world, but the 19 children of Maud and Albert Williamson were all brought up in a little two bedroom cottage off Letheringsett Hill, in Holt

A lot of children in one house

Raising more than a dozen children in one house took a lot of organisation, and Joyce Milce said she remembered her brothers sleeping top-to-tail, six in one bed.

King’s Lynn couple fight for change in law to help disabled people

A Lynn couple are calling for a change in the law to force businesses to improve the toilet facilities that are available on offer to disabled people.

Trevor Smith is a carer for his wife, Susan, who has severe cerebral palsy and is a wheelchair user.

Because of her condition, Mrs Smith only has strength in her right arm and needs a handrail to hold onto when she goes to the toilet.

But the couple, of King George V Avenue, say not enough is being done to ensure that suitable facilities are provided for disabled customers.