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SEE VIDEO: King’s Lynn dance group helps to launch new social care service

Flashmob dancers from Footlights King's Lynn in action at the launch of Independence Matters. ANL-140417-173621001

Flashmob dancers from Footlights King's Lynn in action at the launch of Independence Matters. ANL-140417-173621001

A new initiative designed to help vulnerable people to live mor e independent lives has been launched, and there was quite a song and dance made of it in Lynn.

Members of the Footlights Dance Studio staged a flash mob in the town centre on Thursday lunchtime to promote Independence Matters, a new social enterprise which is jointly owned by its workers and Norfolk County Council.

The group, which is holding a formal launch event at its headquarters in Dereham on Wednesday, has 22 community hubs across the county, including the Crossroads Community Hub in South Wootton and the Lynn hub, which is based on the North Lynn industrial estate.

It offers help and support to disabled people and residents living with dementia or mental health problems.

Team leader Heidi Ellis said: “We support people in their own homes.”

It is estimated that around 30 people are already being helped by the service in West Norfolk and it is hoped that more will now come forward following the official launch.

Council officials say the long-term plan is for workers to own and run the company themselves.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the service should phone 0300 7900508 or visit www.independencematters.org.uk.

 

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