A free webinar has been arranged for families. Picture: Pixabay

A free webinar is set to be held for parents and carers in need of a helping hand during the pandemic.

The online Zoom session is taking place at 4pm tomorrow (January 14) and will advise families how to access advice and support on everything from health to finances.

The hour-long event, organised by Norfolk County Council and Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust, will cover some of the schemes available, including early help services, information from Just One Norfolk and, what community support is available to help families through difficult times.

John Fisher, county council cabinet member for children’s services, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to reach out to families who may need some extra support. No parent or carer should feel alone, especially during this pandemic when it is so easy to become isolated.

“Norfolk County Council has many schemes that can make a difference. I am pleased that this webinar will give people the tools to ask for help should they need it.”

Sian Larrington, head of service for Norfolk Children and Young People’s Health Services said: “We really encourage all families to sign up, there is a lot of support in the community and this 60 minute session will help families access that support, if they ever need it.

“I am delighted we have partnered with Norfolk County Council, pulling together as a Norfolk system will help us get the best outcomes for children, young people and families living in Norfolk.”

Families can participate anonymously. If they’re unable to attend, information about what support they can access has been sent to all Norfolk schools. Further sessions are being planned for the coming weeks.

Parents or carers can book a free place at www.nccparentsinformationevent.eventbrite.co.uk