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Meet Up and Young Carers Enjoy Trip to Kingswood

In mid-August a group from Meet Up in Thetford and a group of Young Carers from North Walsham and Great Yarmouth visited Kingswood in Overstrand, Norfolk for a two-night residential trip. ...

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...

A ‘privilege’ to take Meet Up to Kingswood

A group of twelve young people from Big Lottery-funded Meet Up youth and family centre in Thetford visited Kingswood Outdoor Education Centre in Overstrand for a residential trip during the...

“I’ve learnt to be ‘me’ again” Meet Up’s Parent Support Group empowering local families

At the heart of the Redfurze Castle Estate in Thetford is Meet Up – our youth and family centre funded by The Big Lottery. The centre provides a variety of positive activities for young people,...

Embracing Forest School Learning at Ditchingham Day Nursery

Forest School is a recent trend in learning which has captured the hearts of many schools and pre-schools across the country. Ditchingham Day Nursery, our pre-school on the Norfolk-Suffolk...

BOOM! Creating Stronger Individuals with Positive Activities for Young Carers

Thursday 25th January 2018 is Young Carers Awareness Day. Young Carers are people under the age of 18 whose lives are affected by caring for someone with a long term illness, disability,...

Food Cooked With Love by Lyn at Ditchingham Day Nursery

Ditchingham Day Nursery provides education to pre-school children in a safe, supportive environment which gives parents peace of mind. Located in a beautiful rural setting just two miles from...

Making Christmas Special for the People We Support

As we approach the final Christmas countdown, celebrations are taking place across The Benjamin Foundation to make this time of year special for the people we support. Big Lottery funded...

Heart and Home visit Ipswich Mosque

The team from our Heart and Home supported lodgings service were pleased to be invited to Ipswich Mosque last week to explain more about the service to the local Muslim community. ...

Town Tots spread some joy at Rose Meadow Care Home

Children from Town Tots Pre-School in North Walsham have recently been enjoying getting out and about in their local community with visits to Rose Meadow Care Home. Groups of up to six three...

Kidzone Gets Creative!

Kidzone After School Club in North Walsham got into some early Christmas spirit by taking part in a card colouring competition. Providing a high quality breakfast, after school and holiday...

Reepham and District Rotary Club supporting Young Carers

We are delighted to have been chosen by the Reepham and District Rotary Club as their Charity of the Year.   Meeting in a local church, which has been converted to a community...

Short Breaks for Children with a learning difficulty.

  We are offering children aged 8-12 with a learning difficulty and in receipt of Short Breaks funding from Norfolk County Council the opportunity to take place in a summer activity...

Butterfly Walk success at Sandringham

        On Sunday we held our main summer fundraising event, The Butterfly Walk, at Sandringham Country Park in West Norfolk. The event takes its name from our...

Fun for all the family At Ditchingham

    This Saturday, 10 th June, there will be fun for all the family as Ditchingham Day Nursery near Bungay holds its annual Fun Day from 11am to 3pm.   The nursery,...

Superhero in Thetford!

Some of the young people attending the youth club at Meet Up in Thetford recently had a friendly competition to see who could design the best Superhero.  There was some wonderful...

Meet Up at Easter

  The team at Meet Up had extremely busy time over the Easter holidays with lots of different activities and various trips out.  They took 12 young people along to Nurture by...

A Day in the life of Alex.........

Butterfly House is our Supported accommodation in Kings Lynn for vulnerable young people aged between 16 and 24 years old including those with learning difficulties.  Alex is an ex...

Behind the Scenes at The Benjamin Foundation

Come and see behind the scenes! We are giving our supporters the opportunity to see exactly how their involvement makes a difference to the lives of people across Norfolk and Suffolk....

#ActsofGreatKindness - Day 2

As part of Celebrating young people week  Jenna, our Social Action Development Worker, recently visited Butterfly House and had a lovely chat with some of the residents there....
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