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A Day in the life of Alex.........

Butterfly House is our Supported accommodation in Kings Lynn for vulnerable young people aged between 16 and 24 years old including those with learning difficulties.  Alex is an ex...

#ActsofGreatKindness - Day 2

As part of Celebrating young people week  Jenna, our Social Action Development Worker, recently visited Butterfly House and had a lovely chat with some of the residents there....

A blog by Karl Brooker #actsofgreatkindness

As part of the Celebrating Young People week we would like to share a case study with you all; please take 5 minutes to have a read of Karl's story below.  # actosgreatkindness ...

New Funding to deliver "Time For You" in Schools in Suffolk

  ‘Time for You’ is The Benjamin  Foundation’s emotional wellbeing service which  is already working in partnership with over 80  schools across Norfolk...

Carers Week - Case Study 2016

Ann has a brother and sister who both have special needs, and this makes family life very busy. She helps her parents around the house and to look after her brother and sister. Finding time for...

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 ...

Volunteering success story

This week is Volunteers' week & we'd like to share Hannah's story. Volunteering increased Hannah's self confidence, introduced her to new friends and then led to paid employment. ...

Mustard TV news Interview on Funding Cuts 2016

Matt Garrod, Director of Operations, oversees the running of our homeless services. Matt was recently invited along to Mustard TV to speak about how the funding cuts might affect our...

A blog by ex resident, Alex Jennett

Alex used to be a resident at Plaxtole House before the move to Butterfly House, our accommodation centre for vulnerable young people including those with learning difficulties....

Richard Draper talks to Mustard TV!

In the run up to our 21st birthday later this week we wanted to share with you again the interview that our founder, Richard Draper, did with local channel Mustard TV.  Please take a...

Matthew Reeve tells his story

Matthew is a resident at our accommodation centre in Fakenham.  We support young people there who have had a tough start in life giving them hope and a path towards a confident and...

A blog by Alex Jennet - resident at Plaxtole House

Alex Jennet is a resident at Plaxtole House, this particular service provides supported accommodation for vulnerable young people aged between 16 and 24 years old including those with...

My Sleep Out - by Chris Elliott

      Sleeping Out in Norwich- A Blog from Chris Elliott “Last Friday night I slept outside in Norwich, cardboard on the tarmac beneath me and a sleeping bag...

Work Experience with The Benjamin Foundation

On Monday 24th March Milo Seward from Stalham High School joined us at our Head Office for a week's work experience.  He has very kindly written a short blog on his time with us.  We...

Hannah's Story

Moving to Thetford from Colchester, I didn't really have anywhere to go, I had no friends and no confidence within myself - new places can be pretty scary. Then I discovered the Meet...

Walmington Court film

Chrissy Fletcher, one of our staff at Walmington Court, describes the story of one young man’s life and the role that we are playing in helping him. The story brings home how some people have an...

Nurtured Heart Approach case study

This case study has been written by a member of staff about using the Nurtured Heart Approach(r) at home with their own family.   This is an example of how The Nurtured Heart...

Application of the Nurtured Heart Approach

This case study has been written by a member of staff who manages one of our hostels for young people aged 16 to 25.   Even though I’d been trained thoroughly to use the Nurtured...

Staff Case Study: Chris Neil

My journey with The Benjamin Foundation started in 2001. I had just left the Royal Navy after 12 years service as an Aircraft Engineer. I wanted to dedicate more time with my family. I was...

Real Stories - Sarah

This case study has been written by one of our staff in our Parent Support Advisers team about a family they have been working with.   Sarah had been struggling both personally...
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