Our charity was started in Norfolk in 1994 and exists to help children and adults of all ages deal with many of the challenges that life throws at them. During 2016 we expanded into Suffolk and deliver a range of services including for homeless young adults plus a Re-use Shop at Foxhall.
We have accommodation centres for homeless young people. They provide support and a safe place to live for vulnerable 16-25 year olds with no home, helping them get their lives back on track. We can also accommodate young people who may benefit more from living in a family home.
Our team provides support to help strengthen family relationships by working with parents and children. We work in more than 80 schools where we support children with their emotional wellbeing and parents who need some extra help.
We help with everyday issues too such as finding affordable childcare with our nurseries and pre and after-school clubs in North Walsham and Ditchingham. This helps parents to continue with their jobs knowing their children are in safe hands.
We operate five stores, the profits from which go back into the charity. Our furniture store branches in Holt, Dereham and Norwich sell donated furniture and white goods. Re-use Shop in Ipswich sells a wide range of second hand items and Kidstore, in North Walsham, sells nearly new kids clothing, baby equipment and toys.
Each year The Benjamin Foundation helps around 2,000 people by providing them with hope, opportunity, stability and independence. Everything we do is driven by the needs of people in our community.
If you would like to print off and read a document about us these two leaflets are available.
Our 'Annual Review' gives a more detailed story and covers our financial year ending March 2016.
At The Benjamin Foundation we are committed to providing the best service to all the people we support and we have adopted 'The Nurtured Heart Approach®' as a key part of how we do this.
The 'Nurtured Heart Approach®' strengthens relationships and turns the most challenging people towards success by emphasising their great skills and qualities. All our staff are trained in the Approach and we have many examples of how it has helped people in a very positive way.
You can find more information about The Nurtured Heart Approach® here http://www.nurturedheartapproachuk.com/