• Latest News
    Caz and Ali Take on the Great Wall of China Marathon!

    "With a fair few miles already under our belts, or you could say well-worn trainers, Ali and I yearned for a fresh challenge. We needed something which would push our abilities, both mental and physical, to the very limits..." Read Caz and Ali's amazing story.

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    Thank You Pruce Newman

    We were delighted to recently attend Pruce Newman's staff Summer social event in Wymondham to meet the team and tell them more about the work we do to bring hope, opportunity, stability and independence to local children, young people and families.

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    Heart and Home Host Day Brings Sun and Smiles

    On Saturday 7th July, our Heart and Home team were pleased to hold their annual 'Host Day' for our network of Hosts who provide stability and a safe place for young people to live to support our work to prevent youth homelessness.

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    Butterfly Treasure Hunt Raises over £2,800

    Great support from local people and businesses helped our first Butterfly Treasure Hunt in Norwich to be a great success.

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    A Fantastic Year of Support From Mills & Reeve

    Mills & Reeve nominated us as their charity partner 2017-18 and raised over £20,000 to help us make a big difference to many of the children, young people and families we support locally.

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    Book Now for Butterfly Treasure Hunt

    Enjoy an evening in Norwich at our annual summer event! Take part in our Butterfly Treasure Hunt with your colleagues, family or friends to complete a fun trail around the city, finishing with a gourmet BBQ in the beautiful Rooftop Gardens.

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    Suffolk Show 2018

    We enjoyed a brilliant two days at the Suffolk Show on 30th and 31st May. The event, organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association, takes place at the town's Trinity Park each year and attracts thousands of visitors.

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    A Beautiful Day at Stody Lodge Gardens Raises Over £2,000

    On Sunday 20th May 2018 we were pleased to serve tea, coffee and cakes in the stunning grounds of Stody Lodge to raise money for our charity.

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    Town Tots: Building Intergenerational Community Links

    Since 2017, Rose Meadow residential care home on the outskirts of North Walsham has played host to visits by the children of Town Tots pre-school. Now, several months into the initiative to bring generations together, the benefits for both parties are clear to see.

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    Launch of Norwich Sleep Out 2018!

    Could you spend a winter's night sleeping outside? Challenge yourself and help us to end youth homelessness

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From small acorns,
great oaks grow!

The Benjamin Foundation was founded in 1994 and exists to help people deal with many of the challenges that life throws at them; whether ‘everyday' issues such as childcare or heartbreaking problems like abuse and homelessness.

We provide a range of services and support to people of all ages who need our help. Through our work in Norfolk and Suffolk we give them hope, opportunity, stability and independence. 

Look At Everything We Do...



Real stories

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Shop and Support

Our furniture stores collect good quality furniture and white goods to be sold at great prices in our stores in Dereham, Holt and Norwich.  Our Ipswich Re-use shop has a wide range of donated items on sale and opened in March 2016. Find out more.

Our stores can be contacted on:

Norwich - 01603 661921

Dereham - 01362 692392

Holt - 01263 713721

Ipswich Reuse Shop - 01473 610322 


The Nurtured Heart Approach®

We work with a range of people from young children to parents. Some of these people may have had a tough start in life others just rely on us to help with day to day challenges. In all our work we use the Nurtured Heart Approach; this focuses on recognising the

skills and qualities in every individual to help them achieve success.

Meet the Team

Chris Elliott
Marketing & Fundraising Manager

I manage all parts of our Marketing activity with the underlying objective of sharing the story...

Matthew Garrod
Director of Operations

I am responsible for a range of services encompassing our Looked After Children and Supported Accommodation provision...

Tony Ing
Chief Executive Officer

As the Benjamin Foundation's CEO, I am accountable to the Board of Trustees for the leadership and performance of the organisation.

Rosey Hanner
HR Support Assistant

I work as a HR Support Assistant. My main responsibilities are; to provide...

Sharon Matthews
Director of Operations

I offer strategic and operational management support to a range of services supporting children and young people..

Wendy Jeary
Administration Manager

I joined The Benjamin Foundation in 2003 in a part-time administration role, by April 2004...

Philip Burton

My career was in local government and I am a qualified housing officer and Fellow of the Chartered….

Helen Bacon
Service User & Quality Assurance Officer