We help people across Norfolk and Suffolk to deal with some of the challenges that life throws at them.
We deliver a range of services to support local people, including working to prevent youth homelessness, helping families to build stronger relationships, offering emotional wellbeing support and providing positive activities for young people with limited opportunities in life.
We want to end youth homelessness and we’re tackling the problem locally by providing a home and support to over 100 vulnerable young people.
In 2017, we provided over 40,000 safe nights accommodation for young people aged 16-25.
We deliver a range of services, including offering emotional wellbeing support, for children, young people and families facing challenges.
By helping at an early stage, our work aims to prevent more serious problems arising in the future.
In the 2017/18 academic year, we delivered 12,446 sessions of emotional wellbeing support to young people in schools in Norfolk and Suffolk.
We provide education to pre-school children, and after-school and breakfast clubs in a safe, supportive environment which gives their parents peace-of-mind.
In 2017/18, we delivered 36,157 hours of childcare.
We provide positive activities for young people who have limited opportunities in life.
Perhaps they’re caring for a family member or they come from a socially deprived area. A chance to escape their day-to-day pressures and be a child again is vital.
351 young carers attended group sessions across Norfolk in 2017/18.
Our furniture stores and re-use shop generate profits to help fund our charity while providing helpful services for the community.
Our stores in Norwich, Holt and Dereham provide good value used furniture, new white goods and beds, while our Ipswich re-use shop sells a wide variety of items to reduce waste and pass on furniture and household goods in a sustainable way.
The Benjamin Foundation was established in 1994 following the tragic death of Benjamin Draper in a motorcycle accident. His parents, Richard and Vanessa, wanted to create something special to celebrate his life.
Initially our charity began by delivering rural youth services in North Norfolk, and has expanded the services and location over the last 25 years.
Today we provide a diverse range of services which are all driven by the needs of local people in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The only way I can describe is - I feel like I've been set free.
Young person supported by our Housing and Homelessness service
In 2017/18, we provided
hours of childcare
The Benjamin Foundation have helped me gain independence, confidence, self-esteem and I have discovered more about myself. They have given me great opportunities and I am ever so grateful to be a part of it. If it wasn’t for them I don’t know where I’d be today. Thank you for shaping my life and giving me hope for a future.