Butterfly House, King's Lynn


Butterfly House provides supported accommodation for vulnerable young people aged between 16 and 24 years old, including those with learning difficulties.  Many of the young people are studying at the nearby College of West Anglia.  Close links within the area allow some of our residents to gain experience of working within the community.  We took on responsibility for this service in January 2013 (formerly Plaxtole House), moving to our new premises in November 2015.

The service accommodates 12 young people who reside in two 6 bedroom bungalows.  Each of the residents has their own room and shared bathroom and toilet facilities.  There is a full catering service provided by staff consisting of three meals a day, drinks and snacks, and all residents have their evening meal in the communal dining room.  As part of their ongoing support residents are encouraged to help prepare the meals so they can learn cooking skills for the future. Other facilities available include a lounge area and gardens.

Our staff team is on site 24/7 to look after the well-being of the residents, help them to make the most of their stay, ensure they feel safe, benefit from their studies, and to support them with any other aspects of their life.

Activities are planned with residents to help them socialise with each other, develop new skills and pick up new hobbies. Our goal is that the residents leave us as more independent people better prepared for the next steps in their life.

For full details on Butterfly House you can download the brochure here:

Full details on the cost can be downloaded here:

Short Breaks

We now offer short breaks for children and young people with learning difficulties. Butterfly Retreat provides activities for young people with mild to moderate learning difficulties including arts, crafts, hair and beauty, face painting, disco, karaoke and games.

Soft drinks and snacks will be available.

Full details can be found HERE.


Meet the team

  • Andy Waite


  • 01553 771614
  • 3/4 Birch Tree Close,
    King's Lynn,
    PE30 5RZ

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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....