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

Read real stories

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...

Julian Wright
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

I became a Trustee in the hope I can contribute and support in some way...

Helen Bacon
Service User & Quality Assurance Officer