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Day Care Services

Adult day care services typically provide social care support in a day centre or other community based setting rather than in a person’s own home. These services provide a wide range of opportunities to support people to engage in meaningful and enjoyable activities alongside other people.

About With Friends

About with Friends’ mission is to give people with learning disabilities the opportunities they are entitled to and to live the life that they deserve. We are made up of permanent and part-time staff, volunteers and valued supporters. Based in Cromer, Norfolk.

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Call us: 01263 515230

Email us: info@aboutwithfriends.co.uk

Age Concern – North Norfolk

Age Concern North Norfolk believes each person is unique with their own life history, personality, likes and dislikes. It is important to build a profile of each person so it becomes easier to treat them as an individual. We arrange an individual programme of stimulating activities to suit each person’s likes and dislikes, whilst also offering a wide range of day service care to meet the needs of each individual.

Our aim is to maintain our clients’ independence and help them to continue to live at home and participate in community life for as long as possible. Through attending our day service hub, our clients can have regular social contact, reducing social isolation and helping to maintain mental abilities.

Call us: 01263 821188

Age UK Norwich

Age UK Norwich is an independent local charity. We’ve been working in the local community to help older people for more than 70 years.

About us:

  • Our day centre has a wide range of activity groups and events, such as lunch clubs and exercise classes, giving older people the opportunity to keep fit, socialise, or learn a new skill
  • We offer advice and information on a wide range of matters of concern to older people and their carers. We also offer numerous factsheets and information sheets that cover a wide range of subjects
  • We host free support groups across the city for people caring for someone with dementia
  • Our volunteer befrienders visit lonely older people in the community who have no one to talk to. In 2016 our volunteers visited 300 older people who would otherwise be alone

Our team:

There are 33 paid members of staff working on various aspects of the service and we have over 100 unpaid volunteers, who give their spare time to help ensure that the centres run smoothly.

The success of the organisation depends on the skills and experience of both staff and volunteers working together.


Age UK, Norfolk

Home Support

Provides cheerful one-to-one, non-medical, in-home help to older people. Our SupportGivers provide:

  • Companionship
  • Meal preparation
  • Cleaning and laundry
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Convalescence and respite support

Residential/Day Care/Respite Care

Grays Fair Court offers;

Day Care Centre – vibrant Day Care Centre in new Costessey, place to make friends and be active with professional care staff providing as much or as little care support as required.

Housing with Extra Care – 34 flats in Housing with Extra Care Scheme which Age UK Norfolk operates in partnership with Saffron Housing Trust and Norfolk County Council.

Short Term/Respite Care – gives our guests time to socialise and take part in activities safe in the knowledge they will be receiving expert personal care.

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All Hallows Day Centre (Empanda)

Located in the village of Ditchingham, near Bungay, All Hallows Day Centre is a modern, purpose-built facility where we support older people with different levels of care and support needs, with enjoyable and stimulating day care within a safe environment.

The centre provides up to 30 people (Monday to Friday), with an opportunity to have fun, socialise and take part in activities helping them to maintain skills whilst offering family carers a well-earned break. The service aims to help combat social isolation, promote independence and improve wellbeing.

Visit Site: https://www.empanda.org.uk/services/day-care-services/all-hallows-day-centre/

Amber Care (East Anglia) Ltd (Crown House)

Crown House Day Centre for people with Learning Disabilities is based in Lowestoft providing activities and support services.

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Email us: hello@ambient.org.uk

Andrew Fredrick Adult Support

A family run business, which provides a unique day service for adults who have a learning disability, mental health support needs or people living with dementia. The Care Farm is set within 8 acres of farm land close to the village of Little Plumstead.

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Aspires is a day service for people with learning and/or physical disabilities aged between 18 and 70+.  Open 5 days a week based in Fincham – between Downham Market and Swaffham.

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Call us: 01366 347721

Email us: aspires.admin@btconnect.com

Assist Trust

Assist Trust is a Norwich based progression day service for adults with learning disabilities in Norfolk.

We encourage our members to gradually take on responsibilities and support them to learn about expectations in the real world. This is achieved through offering a wide range of groups, which help individuals to speak up, build confidence and develop friendships with others.

The groups we offer also enable members to develop their independence skills around shopping for, preparing and cooking meals, managing money, being part of the wider community and developing work skills.

 The service runs from 2 different buildings in Norwich. Our primary base is at 20 Colegate, NR3 1BQ; and our other base is Lazar House, Sprowston Road, NR3 4HX.

 We are open as a service Monday to Friday, but close for approximately 2 weeks over the Christmas period.

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Attleborough Day Centre

Attleborough Day Centre provides opportunities for the older person to become and stay physically, mentally and socially active.

The Day Centre provides regular social contact providing carers and families with much needed respite and supporting users of the service to maintain and improve their independence and well-being, enabling them to remain living at home.

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Aylsham & District Care Trust

We Care, We Connect, We Belong 

Aylsham & District Care Trust is a registered charity, Founded in 1985.

We are a community that proudly cares for itself. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of our community by connecting people with each other and with the support they need to live well.

We deliver this through engaging financial and volunteering support from across our communities. This support enables us to deliver a range of services, which facilitate and enable independent and fulfilling lives for as long as possible.


Call us: 01263 733385

Email us: reception@aylshamcaretrust.com

Barrington Farm

Barrington Farm is a unique independent day services centre for adults with learning difficulties based at Walcott on the North Norfolk coast.

The hub of the facilities is a converted barn which houses an art centre, gym and cafe and social centre. It’s all set in 22 acres, with a lake, gardens and a small, rare breeds farm.

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Beyond The Wall

Beyond the Wall is a charitable project based on the Thornham Estate in Norfolk Suffolk (Eye) working with young people – 16-25 with mixed disabilities and adults who continue to face barriers leaving and learning in the community.

Our aim is to build up our learner’s confidence and self-esteem while teaching them the skills which will unlock future opportunities.

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Brambles Therapeutic Care Farm

Our farm is for anyone over the age of 16 suffering from mental health problems, as well as dementia and physical health problems such as effects from strokes. The therapeutic environment is beneficial for a variety of people offering support in achieving goals and realistic targets by providing meaningful activities and therapies in a safe, structured, supervised environment. The farm is based in Bedingham in Norfolk.

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Branching Out

We are a local charity supporting adults with learning disabilities in a variety of fun work experience and social activities. Our high quality staff team help people, with encouragement to overcome difficulties and achieve in everyday life. The people we support are involved to become part of the Branching Out team helping the community with hands on experience.

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Brandon Day Centre (Empanda)

Located close to the Town Centre of Brandon on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, Brandon Day Centre is a purpose-built, single storey facility, funded by the local community where we support older people and those with physical and mental health needs with enjoyable, therapeutic day care within a safe environment.

Open Monday to Friday, the Centre gives up to 25 people the opportunity to have fun and socialise with others, take part in activities, helping them to maintain their skills whilst offering family carers a well-earned break. The service aims to help combat social isolation, promote independence and improve wellbeing.

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Bridge Project Sudbury (The)

The Bridge Project is based in the market town of Sudbury and is a local charity set up to assist disadvantaged adults within the community. The service provides a safe and stimulating supported working environment for adults with learning disabilities.

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Briston Day Centre

Briston Day Centre meets twice a week, Monday and Thursday providing socialisation, activities and outings for the elderly, inform and disability.

Email us: norfolkcarejobs@norfolk.gov.uk


BUILD is an independent, Norfolk based registered charity, providing social, leisure and learning opportunities for adults and young people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.

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Care Homes Norfolk

We are dedicated to caring for your elderly loved ones and making sure that they are as loved and happy as possible. We pride ourselves in providing a home for home environment.

Retirement Home in Norfolk

Care Homes Norfolk is a group of three care homes located throughout Norfolk, these are:

  • Glendon House – Overstrand, Cromer
  • Hickling House – Hickling, Norwich
  • Redlands House – Hellesdon, Norwich

Each one of these homes is beautifully placed and of the highest quality and levels of care. We are qualified to care for residents with Dementia in 2 of the 3 homes within the group.

Dementia Care in Norfolk

Here at Care Homes Norfolk we are available to care for the elderly in many different situations; we offer:

  • Long stay care
  • Short stay care
  • Day care
  • Respite Care

We are proud of both the flexibility and the care we can offer our residents and day visitors. We would like our residents to feel at home when they join us.

Visit Site: https://www.norfolkcarehome.co.uk

Call us: 01263 578 173

Email us: glendon@fireflyuk.net

Care Tech

CareTech provides Adults Supported Living Services (LD, MH, Autism and other associated needs), Adults and Children’s Residential Support, Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Mental Health Hospitals, Education and Fostering.

In Norfolk we have All Hallows Neuro Rehabilitation Centre Ditchingham which supports individuals with complex healthcare needs associated with a neurological condition, including acquired brain injury (for stroke, trauma, tumour, aneurysm, haemorrhage) or a progressive neurological condition, for example Huntington’s Disease or Parkinson’s Disease.


Caring Together

About Caring Together

Three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our life. Caring Together is an ambitious regional charity that provides emotional and practical support, advice and guidance to carers of all ages and their families, as well as opportunities to take a break from their caring role. Demand for our services has never been higher. 98% of our clients would recommend us

Our vision is of a world where caring is made easier. Caring Together is a partner of the Carers Trust Network.

We are a leading local CQC regulated provider of support for families in Norfolk.
We provide:
• flexible breaks for family carers by supporting their loved one in their home and the community
• information for carers
• support for young adult carers
• activities and individual support for children and young people with disabilities

As a staff member you would attend a tailored induction programme and undertake shadowing with other experienced members of staff before delivering care alone. We also offer a range of enhanced training to care workers working with specific disability and client focused needs.

The areas we can support with are: –

  • Personal care
  • House work
  • Companion ship
  • Accessing the community with trips out
  • Emergency Discharge from Acute hospitals (EHSS)
  • Night Sits
  • Day sits
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Breaks for carers
  • Children and Adults Domiciliary care and support for Adult Social Service.
  • Private care
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Assisted care
  • Early discharge & admission avoidance
  • Overnights
  • Children’s & Adults,
  • Specialist care,
  • Day clubs
  • Information Advice Guidance, Norfolk
  • Young Carers

Call us: 01480 499090

Email us: hello@caringtogether.org

Centre ’81

Centre 81 is a local charity for the local people and is based in Great Yarmouth. Centre 81 provides a ground breaking Skills and Activities Centre at Tar Works Road providing a safe and stimulating environment for adults with physical, sensory and other disabilities including those with complex health and/or social needs and associated learning disabilities.

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Clinks Care Farm Limited

Clinks Care Farm is a 143 acre Norfolk County Farm in Toft Monks, near Beccles. As a care farm we combine the care of the land with the care of people offering opportunities for people to help out on the farm. Because of the natural therapeutic environment this can aid people’s recovery and even be a preparation for employment in our sector or other industries. The care farm also provides an alternative to day care by offering many meaningful activities on a working farm.

We are a social enterprise so all our profits will be ploughed back into the care farm, people attending and our local communities.

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Community Action Norwich

Community Action Norwich is making a difference to the lives of many people in Lakenham and Tuckswood, Norwich. Our good working relationships with the local schools, churches, statutory agencies and other care related projects means that we are able to offer an excellent range of programmes for children, young people and seniors across the local community.

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Connections Day Service

We are a day service that provides adults with additional needs, mental health and very slight behaviours that challenge. We support with arts and crafts, music therapy and when the weather is better we spend a lot of time in the garden growing plants. The age is from 18 right up to 70, We have a person centred approach and support with group activities as well as supporting 1:1.

Call us: 01945 411807

Email us: wisbech@connectionsgroup.net

Consensus Support

At Consensus we are committed to making this statement real and meaningful for the people who work for us. It starts with offering you a welcoming work environment and comprehensive induction, followed by learning opportunities and career development. We will also provide you with a generous range of benefits highlighted below – so come and join us!

The people that work for us come from all sorts of backgrounds. They bring with them a rich array of experience and have different skills to offer; they may be starting out in their career or changing career. We also recruit people for their attitude and personality and if you don’t have all the right skills, we can provide the training. However, they all have one thing in common; they share our values and commitment to delivering the highest quality support. Read more about our values.


Visit Site: https://www.consensussupport.com/working-for-consensus/

Call us: 01206 417573

Email us: recruitment@consensussupport.com

Day Break Support Services

We provide a range of services including residential care and a support network that enables those in need of support to lead fulfilling lives in the comfort of their own homes.

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Denny Centre

Vibrant Day Care Centre in new Costessey, place to make friends and be active with professional care staff providing as much or as little care support as required.

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Denny Day Centre (Empanda)

Located in the market town of Diss on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, the Denny Day Centre is a purpose-built facility where we support older people with different levels of care and support needs, with enjoyable and stimulating day care within a safe environment.

Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the centre provides up to 20 people with an opportunity to have fun, socialise and take part in activities, helping them to maintain their skills whilst offering family carers a well-earned break. The service aims to help combat social isolation, promote independence and improve wellbeing.

Visit Site: https://www.empanda.org.uk/services/day-care-services/denny-day-centre/

Dereham Meeting Point

Dereham Meeting Point was established in 1986, as a place for the disabled and over 55’s to meet and socialise.

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Edith Cavell Day Centre

The Edith Cavell Day Centre was started in 1986 to meet the needs of older people living in the community. It is held at the Lakenham-Hewett Rugby Football Club on the Main Road in Swardeston and is a registered charity.

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Elmwood Woodcraft Activity Centre

At Independence with Care we also run our own woodcraft centre, gardening group and art and craft day service. Elmwood, our woodcraft centre, the gardening group and the art and craft service are all based in the grounds of Worstead Lodge. We can provide woodcraft type activities at Elmwood for up to 8 people each day from Monday to Thursday with gardening every Tuesdays and art and crafts on a Friday.

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Emmerich Court

Carers Trust Norfolk have a Day Club (Emmerich Court) that runs every Tuesday for people with care needs living in Kings Lynn and the surrounding area.

The club is aimed at providing relaxation and activities in a friendly, social setting, providing hot lunches and a variety of activities.

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First Focus

First Focus offers a friendly way to access information on issues around health, disability, social matters and education/training.

As a Social Centre we welcome visitors to call in for a coffee and a friendly chat any time the Centre is open.

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Fitzroy transforms lives every day by supporting people with learning disabilities to do the simple things that make a real difference to their everyday life.

Our mission is to transform lives by supporting people with learning disabilities and lead the lives they choose.

Northfields (West Earlham, Norwich) – supported living care home for seven people.

Wensum Way (Fakenham) – supported living care home for eight people.

Taylor Road (West Earlham, Norwich) – supported living care home for seven people.

The Pastures (Hales, Norfolk) – residential care home with nursing for 13 people.

The Maltings (Fakenham) – Day and community services.

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Forward Day Centre

Forward has over 20 years of experience working with adults with learning disabilities and autism across West Norfolk, promoting dignity, respect, equality, and diversity. We believe in a fair and equal society where everyone can live independently, progress and engage in meaningful activities of their choice. We understand that each individual has different needs and we support people with our person-centred approach. Our skilled staff delivers a diverse programme of activities to support each member in achieving their personal goals as well as building their confidence and self-esteem. We enable and encourage all our members to express their creativity in numerous ways as well as improve essential life skills.

Call us: 01553 776910

Email us: office@forwarddc.org.uk

Gemini Day Care Centre Limited

Day Centre based in Great Yarmouth.

Email us: norfolkcarejobs@norfolk.gov.uk

Genesis – Orwell Mencap

Orwell Mencap is a local charity. Through our Genesis services we provide personalised services supporting people with disabilities and their families and carers.

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Glaven District Caring Committee

The Glaven’ Community Care Centre is based in the north Norfolk village of Blakeney and is a registered charity providing day care and care services to the elderly and those in need of support.

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Grays Fair Court

Residential/Day Care/Respite Care

Grays Fair Court offers:

Housing with Extra Care – 34 flats in Housing with Extra Care Scheme which Age UK Norfolk operates in partnership with Saffron Housing Trust and Norfolk County Council.

Short Term/Respite Care – gives our guests time to socialise and take part in activities safe in the knowledge they will be receiving expert personal care.

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Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind Befriending

Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind is a forward thinking community based organisation which encourages and supports mental well-being.

Through education we challenge stigma and discrimination in everything we do, encouraging equal opportunities, positive thinking and embracing cultural diversity.

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Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a truly unique museum. Visit its 50-acre site and discover the:

  • Historic workhouse building featuring new exhibition galleries exploring ‘Voices from the Workhouse’
  • Museum of life on the land
  • Traditional farm with rare breed animals
  • Beautiful, unspoilt grounds and exciting adventure playground.

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Headway Norfolk & Waveney

We support people with traumatic and acquired brain injury, their families and careers to regain confidence and overcome challenges. We promote independence and rehabilitation, providing information and support services directly to people.

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Heritage House Caring Group

Heritage House is a Day Care facility serving the needs of the elderly and frail living in Wells-next-the-Sea providing 26 places each day.

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Home Support Matters

Home Support Matters delivers care and support across a wide range of home care services, ranging from visiting care to very specialist services. Our experience includes support for people with disabilities, re-ablement care for those recovering from illness or injury, care for the elderly, expert clinical care with nurse oversight, crisis support and flexible support for people with dementia.

We aim to provide highly flexible, person centred support that focuses on the needs and aspirations of the individual. Our support enables people to maintain a level of independence that is right for them. We aim to support people to live fulfilling and active lives in the heart of their communities.

We are an approved healthcare supplier to the NHS, and work with both Norfolk and Suffolk local authorities. Over the past 30 years we have developed good working relationships with local social work and community health teams. We support people across the whole of Norfolk and the Waveney Valley region of Suffolk.

Call us: 0300 790 0508

Email us: contactus@independencematters.org.uk

Iceni Care


Iceni Care was established in 2011, it has 1 day centre and 3 residential homes within the Great Yarmouth area. We are a provider for adults with a Learning Disability and Behaviours that challenge.


The maximum residents we have are 3 in each home. Full training is provided.

Independence Matters

Independence Matters is a staff-led social enterprise, dedicated to providing support and care services to vulnerable people across Norfolk including adults with learning and physical disabilities, young people in transition, older people, people with dementia and those with mental health. Our core range of services includes:

  • Community Hubs – Caister, Dereham, Holt, Ipswich Road, Harford Hill, Kings Lynn, Laburnham Grove, Sprowston, The Lawns, William Day Cenre,
  • Supported Living
  • Floating Support
  • Personal Assistant Services
  • Domiciliary Home Care
  • Short Break Respite Services
  • Norfolk Industries – our pet bedding factory
  • Stepping Out – our Mental Health Rehabilitation and outreach support

People’s independence is at the heart of all we do and we strongly believe in supporting individuals to live the lives they choose in the heart of their local communities.

We are also able to offer employment opportunities to people with disabilities as well as apprenticeships and volunteering placements that can help people gain skills towards employment.

We employ over 800 dedicated staff across Norfolk and believe that they, along with our customers, family carers and stakeholders are the experts in what works well in our services. We are all committed to working together to make sure our partnerships deliver the best services possible.

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JDT Music Academy

JDT Music Academy runs a music studio that gives people from all walks of life the opportunity to embrace music in a friendly and relaxed environment.

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Jessop Road Luncheon Club

A Luncheon Club is a place where people come together to share a meal…but it is much, much more than that; it is also about providing you with opportunities for social contact and activities to keep you alert and active.

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John Chapman Day Centre

Day centre providing health and social care for physically and mentally frail older people providing bathing, chiropody, hairdressing and social activities, lunch and light refreshments. Services provided to local residents in Swaffham and surrounding areas.

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Julian Support

Julian Support is a not-for-profit organisation providing support to people working with people who experience mental health problems. We work with the strengths of people with mental health difficulties, to help them lead an independent life of their choice. We use our expertise and commitment to best practice to promote social inclusion. Our services include;

  • A CQC registered residential care service for women  Wymondham, Norfolk
  • Supported Housing Services across Norfolk and Suffolk
  • Outreach Services across Norfolk and Suffolk, including personalisation services in Norwich and South Norfolk
  • Admission Prevention Services delivered in partnership with NSFT in North, Central and South Norfolk
  • Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion Services delivered with NSFT in Norfolk and Suffolk at each Police Investigation Centres
  • Hospital In-Reach to the acute psychiatric wards at St Clements Hospital Ipswich, supporting residents of West Ipswich and West Suffolk
  • Health and Wellbeing support information is available on the Julian support website.

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LAMS Day Group

Day Centre for people in North Norfolk living with Multiple Sclerosis meeting every Monday at Southrepps Village Hall providing social activities, practical and physical benefits.

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Lingwood Care Farm

Care farms provide health, social or educational care services for individuals from one or a range of vulnerable groups.

Lingwood Care Farm works with people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, people with learning difficulties, and people with physical disabilities.

The working farm which is arable, growing wheat, barley, peas and beans with livestock and some vegetable growing.


Loddon & District Day Centre

Day Centre in Loddon, Norfolk for retired people in Loddon and surrounding villages. Club for over 60’s, including lunch.

Email us: norfolkcarejobs@norfolk.gov.uk

Long Stratton Day Centre

Long Stratton Day Centre runs every Tuesday and Thursday providing social activities such as Bingo, Arts Crafts, Baking, Floor Games and much more for retired people in Long Stratton and surrounding villages.

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Marion Road Day Centre

Marion Road Day Centre offers day care in a friendly, relaxed environment. We treat everyone as an individual and look after their needs. We particularly welcome people living with dementia.

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Merle Boddy Centre

Merle Boddy Centre is a warm and friendly Social Day Care Service for people affected by mental health problems including dementia and other disabilities in Swaffham and the surrounding area.

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Mid Suffolk Axis

Daytime Club for Adults with Physical and/or Sensory Disabilities in Stowmarket providing friendship and support through activities and excursions including arts and crafts, music and movement, and outings.

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Milestones 247i Community Services

Milestones is a 10-bed women-only hospital in Norfolk with a unique mental health philosophy. It offers individualised, bespoke care that combines outstanding clinical treatment with holistic wellbeing, a familial environment and a high staff-patient ratio. Milestones provides a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment for young women in transition from CAMHS to adult services.

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Nansa was founded in 1954 by a group of families; for the purposes of providing meaningful and enriching activities and support to their adult children with cerebral palsy.

In the 65 years since; Nansa has grown to provide a far wider range of specialist provision, for people of all ages living with disabilities and/or those with complex behavioural, sensory, or developmental needs.

Nansa provides support from infancy; often working alongside families prior to any formal diagnosis of their child’s condition. Nansa will collaborate with every family to ensure their child’s specific needs are met, promoting development and progression through an innovative and therapeutic response programme.

Nansa’s support for adults includes a wide range of services; everything from traditional building based support, to employability traineeships exploring the real world of work.

In 2020, Nansa (formerly the Norfolk and Norwich Scope Association) changed their name to the Norfolk and Norwich SEND Association. SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and moving forward, Nansa aims to be a catalyst for real change, across the region, for those living with, or caring for others with, disabilities and/or complex developmental needs.

Nansa will promote and embrace partnerships with other providers and agencies offering SEND support services throughout Norfolk. As before, we will continue to;

  • be ambassadors for inclusion,
  • empower people with disabilities to achieve their goals,
  • open doors to opportunities,
  • develop and support personal growth,
  • challenge assumptions and encourage aspirations,
  • and promote a collaborative association of support for people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, countywide
National Care Group

National Care Group (NCG) is a leading provider of care and support services to vulnerable adults throughout the United Kingdom. We work closely with the people we support, their family members, local authorities, and care providers to provide high quality, person-centred support to an ever-increasing number of people across the country. We have 1 residential home in Great Ellingham 8 Acres which is  set in beautiful surroundings supporting 18 individuals with learning disabilities and mental health to live a full life in and around the local community. We also have a 19 bedroom residential home supporting people  Challenging behaviour in Besthorpe.

Call us: 0333 305 1534

Email us: info@nationalcaregroup.com

New Beginnings (Wisbech) Ltd

New Beginnings based in Wisbech supports people with learning disabilities through day care services providing social interaction and activities.

Email us: Norfolkcarejobs@norfolk,gov.uk

Norfolk and Waveney Mind

We’re Norfolk and Waveney Mind, the mental health charity that believes no one should have to face a mental health problem alone.

We work to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, support people in their recovery and champion better services for all.

We believe that with the right support and resources everybody can create a life that feels meaningful irrespective of the presence of symptoms.

To do this we share our own stories, insights and expertise.

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Email us: enquiries@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk

Norfolk Opportunities Centre – Autism Anglia

The Norfolk Opportunities Centre based in Dereham, Mid-Norfolk, provides day opportunities exclusively for adults with autism.

Our groups are kept to a minimum ratio of one instructor to two people and we also offer a bespoke one to one support package for people with higher complexed support needs.

The atmosphere within the centre is relaxed, never feels crowded, offering personalised activities and projects in a low arousal environment

To find out more about what we have to offer at The Norfolk Opportunities Centre visit: https://www.facebook.com/norfolkoppscentre/

Phone: 01362 654477

To find out more about Autism Anglia visit: https://www.autism-anglia.org.uk/

Call us: 01362 654477

Onward Enterprises

A stepping stone to your future


Onward Enterprise provides a day service to support, enable and celebrate adults with learning difficulties, those on the autism spectrum, and those with enduring mental health, to experience realistic work environments and obtain work and life skills for the future.

Onward Enterprises offers a contract packing fulfilment service to industry from our sites in Thetford and Harleston, and Onward Enterprises@ The Parlour a tea rooms offering work experience in the hospitality sector, within the market town of Harleston.

Onward Enterprises also offer social actives throughout the year such as our annual holiday to Butlins, Onward Players Pantomime production, finishing off the year with our Christmas party.

Valuing People, Valuing Community, Focusing on Ability Since 1990.

Contact Us

Harleston:  01379 854234 or harleston@onwardenterprisescic.co.uk

Thetford:  01842 766055 or thetford@onwardenterprisescic.co.uk

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Pathways Care Farm
It is a farm, but it’s also a place that provides a caring, healthy and therapeutic environment.
Pathways Care Farm gives vulnerable people the opportunity to learn, re-build and grow through a range of hands-on farming activities. This might include planting, fruit and vegetable cultivation, helping to restore a barn, animal husbandry or even the basics of machinery maintenance. Situated in the north of Lowestoft, Pathways is bringing a beautiful 13-acre site, which has been neglected for years, back into productive use. In short, creating an oasis of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of busy, troubled contemporary life.
Spending a day, or more, a week at Pathways can have an amazing effect on people’s well-being. No matter what farm experiences people have or haven’t had, all are welcome to share in guided activities, hard physical work, team work, problem solving and confidence building. People can also sit and contemplate, enjoying the natural habitat and walkways. Older people who may be isolated or lonely can enjoy companionship while participating in appropriate activities on and about the farm.
Our co-workers may be vulnerable, have special needs, be recovering from a mental health illness or be in need of some ‘time-out’ – they all come from a variety of backgrounds and perhaps need some therapy, to learn a new skill, be part of their day care or a mixture all mainly in the great outdoors.
We focus on what people can do, not what they can’t and encourage them gradually to stretch themselves and achieve pride in success.

Pathways Care Farm

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Phobbies Club (North West Norfolk)

Support physically disabled people over 18 years of age. Hobbies club, art, needlework meet every Thursday covering Dersingham, Snettisham, Heacham, Hunstanton and Ringstead area.

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Prospects Trust

We support up to 15 co-workers per day by providing real work experience and training on our 18 acre organic farm and in the wider community thorough our Garden Team. We specialise in providing therapeutic horticulture to people with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and those with varying health needs.

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Randale Care Ltd

Our aim is to place the rights of our clients at the forefront of our philosophy of care through our strong values of privacy; independence; dignity; fulfilment and choice in all aspects of the environment and the services we provide.

We ensure through our recruitment and training policies that all members of our staff share in and promote our values.


Home Care – services include; personal care, meal support, domestic help, companionship, community access.

Care Homes – The Red House (a 12 bed home with large bay fronted rooms and a small and homely feel). The Redgate House (a 20 bed specialist Dementia care home)

Day Care and Respite Services – Our facilities enable us to welcome up to five people a day as day care clients, offering the opportunity to socialise, lunch and any personal care required.

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Rethink Mental Illness supports millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes and changing lives.

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Sense East

For everyone living with complex disabilities.  For everyone who is deafblind.  Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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Call us: 01362 854 153

Sheringham Day Centre

Day Centre for older people for social contact and respite from their own home for those living in Sheringham and surrounding areas.

Email us: ageuknn.gm@xlninternet.co.uk

Special Needs Enterprises – Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a small, vibrant charity for adults with learning disabilities aimed to enrich lives by building skills, independence and making informed choices. Based in Norwich.

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Sprowston Day Centre

A friendly meeting place for senior citizens in Norwich offering the opportunity to receive day care and support away from the home to socialise

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Visit Site: http://www.sprowstondaycenre.co.uk

Street Forge Workshops

Workshop facilities for disabled people to overcome training and employment based in Thornham Magna near Eye.

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Sunrise Healthcare Ltd

Sunrise Healthcare

Our support services mean our service users no longer face the prospect of leaving their home and community network for a care home, or having to struggle alone or be forced to reluctantly depend on relatives and friends.

Our services:

  • Home care
  • Live in care
  • Respite Care

Our Care Workers need to be:

  • Dedicated
  • Caring
  • Able to listen and communicate well
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Willing to learn

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Call us: 01379 641 250

Email us: sunrisehealthcare@hotmail.co.uk

Sunset Barn Care Farm

Offering day placement opportunities for those wishing to work in horticulture/animal husbandry setting in which to improve self-esteem, gain confidence, and recover from mental illness.

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Tapping House

Norfolk Hospice provides care, comfort and compassion to those in the community nearing the end of their lives and to family and friends based in Kings Lynn.

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Taverham & District Day Centre

Day centre and charity that provides the opportunity for elderly people to receive day care and support away from home to socialise, renew old acquaintances or make new friends.

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The Hamlet Centre

Providing recreational, educational and social opportunities for children and adults with profound disabilities and complex health needs based in Norwich.

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Call us: 01603 765405

Email us: admin@thehamletcharity.org.uk

The Swallows

Day care services for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental disability/illness and those in need of social stimulation to enjoy a wide choice of activities based in Salhouse.

Visit Site: https://www.carechoices.co.uk/care-location/the-sawllows-day-care-centre/

Call us: (01603) 721643


Thera East Anglia is a not for profit organisation. We support adults with a learning disability to live happy, fulfilled lives.

We support people in their own homes and in the community throughout Norfolk, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. We have worked in East Anglia since 1998. We believe that keeping support local and community focussed is important – we don’t want people to rely on paid support in order to live a good life.

Our support ranges from a few hours a week up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We specialise in supporting people with complex needs and can help people with a range of things including staying safe and healthy, going to work or college, maintaining their home and doing housework, doing the activities they enjoy (such as sports or arts and crafts) and even going on holiday. We specialise in supporting people with complex needs.

As part of the Thera Group of companies, we have a unique vision: that people with a learning disability can be leaders. We put this into practice by having directors who have a learning disability, as well as ensuring people we support and staff can have a say in how the company is managed through our ‘company membership’ scheme.

Whether you are new to social care or looking for a new challenge, we can offer induction training, regular supervisions and peer support to help you do a great job.

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Voluntary Norfolk

Promotes, supports and develops volunteering and the work of voluntary organisations to contribute their time, skills and talents for their own and for the community’s benefit.

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Volunteering Matters (ex-CSV)

Place to find the perfect volunteering opportunity.

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Waveney Enterprises

Charity based in Beccles supporting adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities to develop their life and social skills, as well as promote their independence, choice, confidence and to maximise each individuals own potential in a safe and supportive environment.

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William Booth Day Centre

Providing activities for the elderly covering Broadland and Norwich areas in Norfolk.

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Worstead Day Care Centre

Aim is to improve the quality of life for people within the community in a safe environment and to offer them, their families and carer support to enable them to continue living in their own homes and communities.

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Your Choice Social Centre

We are a flexible and innovative day service for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and complex needs.

We believe in offering a service that is truly personal to each individual who uses it.

Whether it is a varied and fun filled day of activities, inside or outside of the Centre, or a more educational, life-skills, independence building or even work experience package that an individual requires we will build a package to suit.

Whatever someone’s individual budget, we will find a way to allow them to access the service whether it’s for a whole day, half a day or even just per session.

We believe in letting our members decide what they join in with and for how long, this allows them more personal choice and allows for better development led by themselves.

At YOUR CHOICE SOCIAL CENTRE the choice IS yours!!!!

Winners of the outstanding achievement award at the 2014 Norfolk care awards. Shortlisted for Rising star award at the Norfolk care awards 2017.

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