At The Benjamin Foundation, we have been carefully considering the implications of the Covid-19 (also known as Coronavirus) for the people who use our services, staff and volunteers and continue to follow the latest advice and guidance from the UK Government. Our teams are dealing with this unprecedented situation with their usual dedication and care. We appreciate all efforts in keeping everyone involved with The Benjamin Foundation informed and safe.

We are committed to taking every step possible to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and the people who use our services, therefore we encourage everyone to continue to check the GOV.UK website for the very latest public advice.

As a result, of the most recent restrictions announced by the Government in November 2020, please see below for the latest about our services and stores:

Norfolk Furniture Stores

Holt and Norwich stores will be temporarily closed from Thursday 5th November. Our Dereham store will be operating a ‘Click and Collect’ service – please see our Facebook page for further details.  If you have an enquiry regarding the Norfolk Assistance Scheme, please contact our Dereham Store on 01362 692392.

We look forward to seeing our customers again when restrictions ease. Thank you for your support.

Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds Re-use Shops

Our Re-use Shops at the Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds Recycling Centres will be temporarily closed from Thursday 5th November. We look forward to seeing our customers again when restrictions ease. Thank you for your support.

Childcare: Town Tots and Kidzone (North Walsham), Ditchingham Day Nursery, Dussindale After School and Breakfast Club:

Remaining open whilst continuing to follow all guidelines. The staff will continue to provide the children with a wonderful learning environment where they can thrive. Please call if you have any questions:
  • Town Tots and Kidzone: 01692 407012
  • Ditchingham Day Nursery: 01986 895091
  • Dussindale After School and Breakfast Club: 07774 338150

Housing and Homelessness Accommodation Services:

Continuing as normal but no external visitors.

Head Office, 23-27 St Andrews Street, Norwich

With teams currently working remotely, our Head Office is closed.

info@benjaminfoundation.co.uk will continue to be monitored during this time or you can contact our team on 01603 615670.

 

Thank you to everyone for their support and understanding during this challenging time. We look forward to resuming our full service to bring hope, opportunity, stability and independence to local people as soon as possible.

Links to helpful resources

We understand that this is a very difficult and challenging time. With that in mind, please see the links below to websites which may be of help and support:

Our Events programme is an important part of our fundraising. At a time when some other sources of funding are under pressure these events are really important.

Chris Elliott, Marketing and Fundraising Manager

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