We will need the Blitz spirit to keep us going this winter
Whilst it is undeniable that the most vulnerable will be the hardest hit by these rising challenges, the impact will be felt by many more this year, from rurally isolated pensioners to working families who are just about getting by. It is clear that those with the least are feeling it the most.
Despite these rising challenges, there are fantastic local charities, community groups and voluntary organisations across Norfolk who can provide vital support across our communities. The last 18 months have demonstrated the power in investing in community responses to big crises, and the significant difference this has made at a grassroots level. During the height of the pandemic, by raising funds, sharing knowledge and pulling together, we made sure that our charities kept families warm and fed, kept the most isolated people company, and revived community spirit during our darkest hour. By coming together, Norfolk shines brighter.