Welcome to Meet Up

Meet Up, on Thetford’s Redcastle Furze Estate, is one of The Benjamin Foundation’s youth provision and community services. It aims to tackle significant community wellbeing issues, inequalities, mental health, and social problems. Established in 2010, it especially seeks to raise young people’s aspirations and ambitions and support them in reaching their life goals.

Meet Up works with local people to improve their life situation by strengthening their skills, self-esteem, health, and resilience via a range of personal development, learning and support groups, and one to one support services. It also brings other agencies in to provide support and activities, as well as signposting people to specialist advice and support services. Meet Up’s goal is to enable positive, lasting, and sustainable change in the lives of the local communities it serves.

Our current weekly programme


  • Youth Club 3.30pm – 5.00pm: School Years 5 & 6
  • Drop In 5.30pm – 7pm: School Years 7 to 11


  • Wellbeing Coffee Morning 11am – 1pm: A calm adult only (18+) environment for anyone who needs a safe space for discussion, peer support and to help improve mental health and wellbeing through art-based activities.
  • Youth Club:  3.30pm – 5.00pm: School Year 4


  • Parent & Toddler Group 9.30am – 11am: A friendly free group for children from birth up to 5 years old where you can make new friends and take part in fun activities with your child or children. Parents/Carers/Grandparents etc. All welcome (Refreshments provided).


  • Senior Citizens Lunch Group 11.30am – 2pm: Come & meet new friends and have a lovely free home cooked warm lunch in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Ages 60+ (please contact Meet Up before attending)
  • Youth Club 3.30pm – 5.00pm: School Years 5 & 6
  • Drop In 5.30pm – 7pm: School Years 7 to 11


  • Counselling Service: A face to face service for adults (18+) who are needing additional support to help deal with a mental health condition, a difficult life event, difficult emotions or other issues, such as sexual identity. Please contact the Meet Up Manager for further information and availability.


  •  Community Events: Burrell Ward Community Litter Pick Meeting @10am outside Meet Up. All equipment provided plus a light lunch for those taking part.

For information regarding the above programme, please get in touch:

  • Mike, Meet Up Manager: 07872 407400
  • Meet Up: 01842 820871


Meet Up Redcastle Furze Community Centre, St Martins Way, Thetford IP24 3PU

T: 01842 820871

Meet the team

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