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First of a new kind of care village set to open

The new £19m Bowthorpe Care Village opens on the outskirts of Norwich next week. Photo: ITV News Anglia

A new care village – the first of its kind in East Anglia – is opening its doors to residents from Monday.

It’s like a fancy hotel complex with a hairdressers, bar, cafe, shop and restaurant set in landscaped gardens but it’s actually made up of 92 care flats and a dementia home.

Four council care homes built in the 1970s in Norwich are shutting and the residents transferring to Bowthorpe Care Village on the outskirts of of the city.

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Pioneering scheme set to launch in Norwich to create ‘rapid response’ community health and social worker teams

Your Norwich aims to transform health and social care in Norwich.

Adam Gretton Health correspondent adam.gretton@archant.co.uk
Saturday, May 31, 2014
6:30 AM

A pioneering scheme to create “rapid response” teams of community health and social workers is set to be unveiled in Norwich, which aims to improve the care of hundreds of vulnerable patients.

The GP-led group in charge of NHS purse strings in the city has pledged to plough £16m into the scheme over the next two years to integrate health and care services to help provide better treatment and support for people in their own homes and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

Recycled computers to boost Norwich schools

A city council initiative will see Raspberry Pi computers distributed to Norwich schools. A city council initiative will see Raspberry Pi computers distributed to Norwich schools.

Dan Grimmer dan.grimmer@archant.co.uk Monday, February 24, 2014
7:00 AM

A pioneering project will see hundreds of old council computers refurbished and sold so that tiny machines can be bought to teach computer studies in Norwich’s schools.

Norwich City Council is in the process of replacing some 800 computers at City Hall – a whopping 9.7 tonnes of electronic kit – with a new system.

But the technology will not be wasted, because the council has sent more than 500 of them to a company in Battersea, London, to wipe all the data and refurbish them.

They will then be sold and the money used to buy credit-card sized single-board computers, known as Rapsberry Pi, which the city’s schools will use to get youngsters interested in technology and programming.

A spokeswoman for Norwich City Council said: “The idea is that we will start distributing them to city schools in the new academic year.”

Other equipment, such as keyboards and mice will also be distributed to Norwich’s schools.

And, even before a single Raspberry Pi has been received by a school, the project has been picked as a finalist in a national awards scheme.

The iESE Improvement and Efficiency Awards have been set up to honour public service teams who work behind the scenes to keep much relied on services going in the face of severe financial pressures.