We’re celebrating 25 years of Hope, Opportunity, Stability and Independence
Hearing from the people we help
“This is one of the best things that has happened to me."
Funded by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and supported by Norfolk County Council Public Health Department, By Your Side provides support for vulnerable 16-24 year olds in West Norfolk.
Maxine tells her story about how she has gone from a young person attending one of our youth clubs in 1994, to a Benjamin Foundation youth worker in 2019.
"Without the Benjamin Foundation none of this would have been possible!"
Support from one of our accommodation centres and our Job Coach has helped Amber to take a huge step forward.
Sharon, our Job Coach, supports Caroline with her training, education and future career.
"We empower parents to make positive life choices by building on their strengths, increasing their confidence, developing their parenting skills and improving their access to services."
We have a network of hosts in Norfolk and Suffolk who are trained and supported by us to look after a person in their own home. We call this service Heart and Home.
“We had constantly been turned away from people who couldn’t help us - then to meet somebody who helped us within the first meeting was amazing.”
Our Job Coach supports the education, training and career aspirations of the young people we help.
Our Time for You service in schools helps to strengthen the emotional and social well-being of local children, increasing their self-esteem and enabling them to recognise their 'inner wealth.'
Each year we help over 2,500 people in Norfolk and Suffolk