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Butterfly Walk success at Sandringham

        On Sunday we held our main summer fundraising event, The Butterfly Walk, at Sandringham Country Park in West Norfolk. The event takes its name from our...

Calling All Local Landlords- please can you help us?

Do you have a three or four bed property in Stowmarket or Ipswich that you would like to rent? Do you have a three or four bed property in Stowmarket or Ipswich that you would like to...

Heart and Home cooked food!

   Heart and Home is our supported lodgings service. Many young homeless people, particularly 16 and 17 year olds, benefit far more from a home-like environment and the support...

Will you let 18-21 year olds lose their right to Housing Support?

On 3rd March the government introduced new legislation which restricts 18-21 year olds from claiming the housing element of Universal Credit (Housing Benefit). This will leave thousands of...

#actsofgreatkindness Week - Residents of Butterfly House

As part of our #actsofgreatkindness week where we are celebrating young people and their contribution to the local community, we would like to share the stories of three of our residents at...

Aviva Does Strictly!

      Aviva employee Carol Hall organised a Strictly Come Dancing style event held at Aviva's Marble Hall and chose to support us with funds raised from the evening....

Behind the Scenes at The Benjamin Foundation

Come and see behind the scenes! We are giving our supporters the opportunity to see exactly how their involvement makes a difference to the lives of people across Norfolk and Suffolk....

‘There’s No Place Like Hope’ – an update on proposed spending cuts to homelessness work in Norfolk

In December we put our case forward to Norfolk County Council to try to avoid spending cuts affecting the work we do to help local homeless young adults.  These cuts could have a...

Sir Henry Bellingham MP Visits Right Tracks!

Right Tracks, our supported accommodation for homeless young people aged 16 – 24 years of age were delighted to receive a visit from  Sir Henry Bellingham MP, Member of Parliament for...

Christmas themed afternoon planned at Meet Up

A group of young people are hosting a Christmas themed afternoon for local homeless people at Meet Up, our youth and family centre in Thetford. The event is on Saturday and there will be...

There's No Place Like Hope

We'd like you to join us in asking for our homelessness work to be spared f

Norwich Sleep Out 2016 - a great success!

          Sleep Out is the biggest event we put on each year and we’re now looking back on a hugely successful 2016 event.  The aims are to grow awareness of...

Christmas Gift Appeal 2016 - deadline is 25th November!

Time is running out if you would like to donate a gift to one of the young people we support as we need your gifts no later than Friday 25th November.   For some of the young...

Winstock Rocks!

    Staff at Winston Court wanted to raise funds to enable them to make Christmas that little bit more special for the young people living in the accommodation there....

Boating Weekend set to be our biggest ever fundraiser!

    We’re delighted to announce that more than half of the boats for our Benjamin’s Boating Weekend have been booked. However, there’s still a good selection of these...

Team spirit at the Aylsham Show

   We teamed up with Holt Rugby Club at this year's Aylsham show at the Blickling Estate for what proved to be a perfect match in the sunny North Norfolk weather! Our staff...

Butterfly House V's Food

    Last Thursday the residents from Butterfly House, our supported accommodation for vulnerable young people in Kings Lynn, went for a night out to Kings Lynn Carousel...

Norwich Sleep Out 2016 Launch

  On Friday 11th November 2016 we will once again be sleeping outside in order to highlight the issues of homelessness.  This year the Norwich Sleep Out is being held in the car...

A blog in volunteering week by a resident at Butterfly House

I live at Butterfly House which is a supported accommodation centre (run by The Benjamin Foundation) in Kings Lynn. I started out at the British Heart Foundation on 1 st ...

From Aspire to Team GB!

We are very proud of Cassie, a young lady who lives in our accommodation centre Aspire and we are supporting her on her path to independence. Cassie has qualified for Team GB at the...
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