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Things to do for children and young people with SEND

We all want to have fun, enjoy our hobbies, follow our interests, relax with friends, or go out for a day trip with our family.

Search the Norfolk Community Directory for things to do for children and young people with SEND that are suitable for the whole family. You can also find mainstream clubs and activities which are accessible to children and young people with SEND. 

Have you heard about the ACE (Action Community Enterprises CIC) Study Programme run in conjunction with The College of West Anglia?

  • Accredited vocational training
  • Small class sizes
  • Friendly environment
  • 94% pass rate in 2018/19
  • Subjects available include construction, engineering and mechanics, hospitality & catering, sports & leisure, health & social care and more
  • Suitable for age 16-18

To register your interest or get an application form check out www.ace-project.org.uk or telephone ACE on 01603 720308.

‘G.O.Y.A.’ stands for ‘Get Off Your A***’ – Active Norfolk are offering free sport and physical activity sessions open to young people aged 14-20.

Multi-sports every Friday between 6pm and 8pm. Meet new people, learn new skills, get in shape!

All abilities welcome – just turn up and have a go.

Venue:

Eileen Ash Sports Hall, Hewett Academy, Norwich NR1 2PL

Would you like to work in the outdoors?

Are you from Norfolk of North Suffolk?  Does your confidence need a boost?

‘Lift Off’ trials are short term work experience opportunities for young people who might otherwise struggle to find employment in the environment sector.

If you are 16 or over, and not in work, education or training, find out if you are eligible by emailing ella.meecham@norfolk.gov.uk.

For more information visit www.pathmakers.org.uk.

Do you have a disability and enjoy photography? Do you have photographs of disabled people in Norfolk?

Norwich Independent Living Group in association with Disability Pride and Norfolk Libraries are planning a photographic exhibition in the Norwich Millennium Library.

They are looking for images to exhibit as part of the Disability Pride Event on Sunday 29 September.

The theme for this year is Pride and Disability.

If you would like to submit an image for exhibition, entries can be sent by email. The resolution must be minimum 2500 x 3300 pixels. If you set your camera or smart phone to high resolution the photos will be suitable. Please label your images with your name.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 15 August.

For a photography entry and consent form or more information, please email Martin Symons norwichilg@gmail.com or disabilitypride@equallives.org.uk

Get involved with planting, harvesting, and planning on the BUILD allotment, and learn about how to cook the different things that are grown.

Be sure to wear old clothes and gardening gloves.

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 2 July - 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday 14 July - 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday 23 July - 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 6 August - 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday 11 August - 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday 20 August - 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 3 September - 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday 8 September - 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday 17 September - 10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: BUILD Allotment, Plumstead Road East, Norwich – close to NR7 9XN

Cost and booking: Free for BUILD members, £5 for non-members (activity support fee). Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 8 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website: www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Option 1: Meet at the Queen of the Iceni Wetherspoon’s at 5.30pm for pre-bowling dinner

Option 2: Meet at the Hollywood Bowl at 6.20pm to play two games of ten pin bowling

Dates:

  • Tuesday 2 July
  • Tuesday 16 July
  • Tuesday 6 August
  • Tuesday 20 August
  • Tuesday 3 September
  • Tuesday 17 September

Time: 5.30 to 8pm. Choose from either Option 1 or Option 2 above.

Cost and booking: £6.20 entry, plus £5 for BUILD non-members (activity support fee), and make sure you also bring money for food and drink. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 16 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Weekly social club at the Vauxhall Centre in Norwich, featuring arts and crafts, drinks and confectionery, pool table, raffle and Bonus Ball game.

Meets 7 to 9pm every Wednesday.

  • 3 July featuring yoga
  • 10 July featuring disco and women’s group
  • 17 July featuring disco and cookery group
  • 24 July featuring disco and cookery group
  • 31 July featuring bingo
  • 7 August featuring circus skills with Sheila
  • 14 August featuring disco, women’s group and barbecue
  • 21 August featuring disco and cookery
  • 28 August featuring disco and cookery
  • 4 September featuring karaoke
  • 11 September featuring disco and women’s group
  • 18 September featuring disco and cookery group
  • 25 September featuring disco and cookery group

Venue: Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place (off Vauxhall Street), Norwich NR2 2SA

Cost and booking: BUILD members £5, non-members £10. Payable on entry – no need to book, just turn up! Make sure you also bring money to spend in the tuck shop for refreshments.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Join BUILD for this monthly ‘Energise’ fitness session which will include a gentle exercise class for people of all abilities plus a bit of dancing, a bit of stretching and a lot of fun.

Open to people with disabilities, families and carers, BUILD volunteers and staff.

Dates and times:

Thursdays 7.30 to 8.30pm: 

  • 4 July
  • 1 August
  • 5 September

Venue: Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place (off Vauxhall Street), Norwich NR2 2SA

Cost and booking: Free for the first 12 people who book! Thereafter £5 per person in advance (no activity support fee). Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes, trainers and bring a bottle of water. Please book by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 15 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Join a small group for a fun and relaxed monthly Sunday lunch at a top local restaurant.

Dates, times and venues:

Sundays 12noon to 2pm:

  • 7 July - The White Horse Inn, The Street, Trowse NR12 8ST
  • 4 August - Angel Gardens, Angel Road, Norwich NR3 3HT
  • 1 September - William & Florence, 11 Unthank Road, Norwich NR2 2PE

Cost and booking: Pay for your own meal and drinks and bring money or bus pass for travel. £5 activity support fee for BUILD non-members. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 12 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Come along and join in on this exciting new Monday night activity held every fortnight.

At these sessions you’ll get your chance to learn about and play the fun game of Boccia, which is accessible for all abilities.

Dates and times:

Mondays, 6.20 to 7.40pm:

  • 8 July
  • 22 July
  • 12 August
  • 9 September
  • 30 September

Venue: Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Cost and booking: £3 to be paid on the night (no activity support fee). Be sure to wear loose fitting comfortable clothes and trainers and bring a bottle of water. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 8 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Come along to one of Norwich’s newest gym and fitness centres, where fitness coaches will support a fun monthly activity session to improve physical health at a pace to suit you.

Open to people with disabilities, families and carers, BUILD volunteers and staff.

Dates and times:

Tuesdays, 7.15 to 8.15pm:

  • 9 July
  • 13 August
  • 10 September

Venue: Norwich Fitness Academy, Unit 3, Guardian Road, Norwich NR5 8PF

Cost and booking: Free for the first 12 people who book! Thereafter £5 per person in advance (no activity support fee). Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes, trainers and bring a bottle of water. Please book by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 15 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Nightclub party night in King’s Lynn each month with music, bar and dancing, specifically aimed at people with disabilities, their friends, families and supporters.

Entry for those aged 16 and over. Proof of age may be required.

Dates:

  • Thursday 11 July
  • Thursday 8 August
  • Thursday 12 September

Time:

6.30-9pm

Venue:

Dr Thirsty’s Club & Lounge, 22-24 Norfolk Street, King’s Lynn PE30 1AN

Cost and booking:

£5 entry for people with disabilities, with up to two carers or supporters per person getting free entry. No need to book, just turn up and pay on the door. Make sure you also bring money for drinks at the bar.

Further details:

Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.


Monthly Saturday morning workshop sessions to support independent living skills.

  • Saturday 13 July - Cathedral Visit - 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Learning about what goes on in Norwich Cathedral beyond it being a place of worship, and how to access the wide range of services that they offer – followed by tea and cakes in the Refectory Café. Maximum of 8 places

  • Saturday 10 August - Farm Visit - 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Visiting the Lingwood Care Farm, east of Norwich, to see how to care for animals and how crops are grown, helping to understand the process of food production from the farm to our dinner plate. Minibus from central Norwich. Maximum of 12 places

  • Saturday 14 September - Train Travel from Norwich station - 10.30am to 2.30pm
    Exploring how train timetables and ticketing work, taking a trip, and where to get information at Norwich station. Maximum of 8 places

Cost and booking: Free for BUILD members, £5 for non-members (activity support fee). Please pay any fees by ten days beforehand.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Fortnightly support sessions for young people aged between 11 and 18 affected by bullying.

Organised by YMCA Norfolk in partnership with Connects & Co and Norwich Youth Advisory Board.

Sessions run from 5-7pm for group activities, one-on-ones and refreshments.

Venues and dates:

YMCA, 7-8 Waldegrave Road, Norwich NR5 9AW

  • Thursday 18 July
  • Thursday 1 August
  • Thursday 15 August
  • Thursday 29 August

Catton Grove Community Centre, Jewson Road, Norwich NR3 3RQ

  • Thursday 25 July
  • Thursday 8 August
  • Thursday 22 August
  • Thursday 5 September
  • Thursday 19 September

Further information:

Contact anti-bullying@ymcanorfolk.org

Enjoy sampling a variety of international foods each month at a different Norwich restaurant and learning about other countries’ cuisines.

Dates, times and venues:

  • USA - Thursday 18 July - 7-9.30pm
    Fatsos Riverside, Wherry Road, Norwich NR1 1WX

  • Asia - Thursday 15 August - 7-9.30pm
    Ciscoe’s, 25 Ber Street, Norwich NR1 3EU

  • Fusion - Thursday 19 September - 7-9.30pm
    The Cosy Club, 45-51 London Street, Norwich NR2 1HX

Cost and booking: Pay for your own meal and drinks. £5 activity support fee for BUILD non-members. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 12 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Public swimming sessions each month in Norwich’s Riverside Swimming Pool supported by the centre’s lifeguards.

Please be aware that BUILD staff and volunteers are not able to assist with dressing or personal care.

Dates and times:

Saturdays, 11.30am to 1pm:

  • 20 July
  • 17 August
  • 21 September

Venue: Riverside Swimming Pool, Wherry Road, Norwich NR1 1WX

Cost and booking: £5.25 entry (no activity support fee), and don’t forget your swimming costume, towel and a 20p coin for a locker. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 8 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Get out and about with BUILD for a bracing summer stroll!

  • Salhouse Village - Sunday 21 July, 1.30pm to 4.45pm
    Enjoy a relaxing walk around the small broads village of Salhouse and surrounding area, stopping for light refreshments at the end at The Bell Public House

  • Thorpe Hamlet - Sunday 18 August, 1pm to 4.10pm
    Take a summertime stroll from Norwich train station, via Lion Wood and St James Hill, taking in refreshments at Café Britannia along the way and returning via Norwich Riverside

  • Intwood, Eaton and Keswick - Sunday 15 September, 1pm to 4.45pm
    Explore the suburbs, via country lanes and Eaton Common, with refreshments at the Red Lion

Cost and booking: Free for BUILD members, £5 for non-members (activity support fee). Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Make sure you wear weather-appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring money for any travel and refreshments, and a bottle of water. Should you wish to travel by bus from Norwich city centre with BUILD volunteers, be sure to say so when you book. Maximum number of 12 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Nightclub party night in Norwich with music, bar and dancing, specifically aimed at people with disabilities, their friends, families and supporters.

Entry for those aged 16 and over. Proof of age may be required.

Dates:

  • Thursday 25 July
  • Thursday 29 August
  • Friday 27 September

Time: 6.30 to 9.00pm

Venue:
The Waterfront, 131-144 King Street, Norwich NR1 21QH

Cost and booking: £5 entry for people with disabilities, with up to two carers or supporters per person getting free entry. No need to book, just turn up and pay on the door. Make sure you also bring money for drinks at the bar.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Monthly group outings to the VUE Cinema in Norwich Castle Mall.

Please note that mainstream cinema showings change regularly, so the film on offer will not be decided until about a week before. Contact BUILD to register your interest and confirm attendance once you have been sent the details.

Dates:

  • Sunday 28 July
  • Sunday 25 August
  • Sunday 29 September

Time: To be confirmed – matinee screening

Venue: Meet in foyer of VUE Cinema, Castle Mall, Norwich NR1 3DD

Cost and booking: £4.99 admission (pay at venue), plus £5 for BUILD non-members (activity support fee), and make sure you bring money for refreshments. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 8 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Option 1: Meet at the Bowling Alley for a pre-bowling meal at 5.30pm

Option 2: Meet at the Bowling Alley at 6.20pm to play two games of ten pin bowling.

Dates:

  • Tuesday 30 July
  • Tuesday 27 August
  • Tuesday 24 September

Time: 5.30 to 7.45pm. Choose from either Option 1 or Option 2 above

Venue: Strikes Bowling Alley, Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF

Cost and booking: £3.95 per person per game, plus £5 for BUILD non-members (activity support fee), and make sure you also bring money for food and drink. Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 8 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

OPEN Youth Trust in Norwich are holding a programme of summer activities for 4-6 year olds.

Visit opennorwich.org.uk for more information.

OPEN Youth Trust in Norwich are holding a programme of summer activities for 7 to 12 year olds.

Visit opennorwich.org.uk for more information.

Three YAB Wellbeing Days in North Norfolk – a chance for young people to put wellbeing theory into practice!

Experience the great outdoors in a Forest School activity, learn a simple exercise routine and relaxation techniques to use at home, and come together to prepare a group lunch.

This event is free to young people aged 11 to 19, all equipment is provided, and every participant will receive a wellbeing resources bag.

Dates and times:

  • Wednesday 31 July, 10am-1.45pm
  • Wednesday 28 August, 10am-1.45pm
  • Wednesday 23 October, 10am-1.45pm

Venue:  Holt Hall, Kelling Road, Holt NR25 6RT

Bookings and further information:  Please contact Lynn Friel (youth and community worker, Bridge into Community) bridgeintocommunity@gmail.com on 07534 375776.

  • Monday 29 July
    Petitts Animal Adventure Park
    Pettitts Farm Day 
  • Wednesday 31 July
    Hollywood Bowl Norwich
    Bowling for over 12s
  • Tuesday 6 August
    Earlham Park
    Free Picnic in the Park event – bring your own picnic and games
  • Thursday 8 August
    Quaser Laser Quest Teen activity for over 12s
  • Friday 9 August
    Dereham
    Pirates and Princesses 
  • Monday 12 August
    Meet Up Centre
    Cowboys and Indians 
  • Wednesday 14 August
    (location to be confirmed)
    Girls Pamper Day for over 12s
  • Monday 19 August
    Eaton Park Community Centre
    Lego Morning
  • Wednesday 21 August
    Hollywood Bowl Norwich
    Bowling for over 12s
  • Thursday 22 August
    Puzzlescape Escape Room
    Can you solve the puzzles and escape in time?
  • Tuesday 27 August
    Thetford
    Sensory Morning Time
  • Friday 30 August
    High Lodge 
    BBQ and games for everyone!

Bookings and further information

A five week course for children with & without disability.

Improve your fitness, self confidence and team working skills!

Dates:

  • Wednesdays 31 July, 7 August, 14 August, 21 August and 28 August - 1.30-3pm

Cost, bookings and further information:

£15 per single session, £50 for the five weeks. Contact info@able2b.co.uk or go to www.able2b.co.uk.

Family Action ASD/ADHD Support Project is running a summer arts and crafts activity session for families.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and siblings are welcome.

Come along and be creative alongside your children and among other families with experience of ASD/ADHD!

Date:

Thursday 15 August 2019

Times:

10am-12pm

Bookings:

Please contact Susan.wood@family-action.org.uk or mary.key@family-action.org.uk  to book a place or call 01760 725801/720302.


 

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of karaoke and bowling fun with BUILD.

You’ll get one hour in the karaoke booth to sing your heart out to your favourite song and you’ll get an hour of bowling too!

Date, time and venue:

  • Saturday 24 August, 3-5pm - The Bowling House, Dereham Road, Norwich NR2 4HX

Cost and booking: £5 for bowling and karaoke and money for refreshments, plus £5 activity support fee for BUILD non-members. Please book by Wednesday 14 August. Maximum number of 12 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Harry Potter fans can experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand. The Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breath-taking special effects.

Date and time:

  • Saturday 31 August - Departing by coach with Galloway Travel from central Norwich for a full day

Cost and booking: £75 to cover coach travel and entry fee, plus £5 for BUILD non-members. Please book by Wednesday 31 July. Maximum number of 8 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

A BSL signing interpreter will be in residence to assist Sunday visitors to the Owl Sanctuary.

All flying displays will be signed, together with special BSL Q&A sessions.

The Sanctuary also has a relaxing sensory garden with tactile sculptural seating, water feature and wheelchair friendly ‘touch and smell’ herb garden. The children’s play area is custom built with wheelchair accessible equipment and tumble safe surface. All paths are level and tarmac, affording smooth travel for buggies and wheelchairs, and the bird information boards bear braille overlays.

Date:

Sunday 1 September

Time:

10am-5pm

Venue:

Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket IP14 6AT

Further information:

If you have any questions or would like to book a group visit, please contact the Sanctuary office on 0345 680 7897.

An opportunity during school holiday time for 10 to 14 year olds to take part in playful games, learn new theatre skills and work together in an inclusive, friendly and supportive space at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Theatre of Possibility encourages communication and inspires confidence. It is a place where young people can relax and be themselves while meeting new people and having fun.

These sessions are suited for young people who have autism spectrum conditions, their siblings and their friends.

Please note: Familiarisation visits and a short tour of Stage Two’s facilities can be arranged in advance. Call 01603 630000.

Dates and times:

  • Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 September - 10am-3pm

Venue:

Stage Two, Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL.

Cost and bookings:

£40 per person. Book online at http://ntr.org.uk/TOP or call the Theatre Royal box office on 01603 630000.

Aged 16-25? Not in Education, Employment or Training?

The Prince’s Trust, in partnership with the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, are offering a free one week training course in Wymondham to learn all about the Emergency Services.

  • Spend five days at Wymondham Fire Station
  • Take part in hose running, police engagement and a road traffic collision exercise
  • Gain a First Aid at Work qualification
  • Enjoy a fun week improving your teamwork, communication skills and confidence
  • Receive three months support after the programme

Limited places are available. This programme will not affect your benefits. Travel expenses will be paid on the programme or by your Job Centre. Lunch is provided each day.

Dates:

  • Monday 2 September to Friday 6 September
  • Interviews held week commencing 19 August

To join the course or find out more, call for free on 0800 842 842.

A group coach trip to enjoy the thrills and rides of Pleasurewood Hills near Lowestoft.

With over 35 rides, attractions and shows there’s sure to be something for everyone at this popular theme park.

Date, time and venue:

  • Saturday 7 September, 11am to 5pm (meeting place to be confirmed)
    Pleasurewood Hills, Leisure Way, Lowestoft NR32 5DZ

Cost and booking: Money for tickets (£20) and food and drink plus £5 to cover transport. £10 for BUILD non-members, £5 for carers to cover transport. Please book by Wednesday 28 August. Maximum number of 20 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Gain new skills with the Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service on the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, a free personal development course that will make you more confident, motivated and improve your ability to work with others.

  • Pick up new skills and qualifications
  • Mix with new people and make new friends
  • Improve your chances of moving into a job, education or training
  • Get help with job-hunting, mock interviews and writing your CV
  • Make a difference in your community
  • …and most importantly… get a big boost to your confidence and a real sense of achievement!

This 12-week course in Dereham commences on Monday 23 September, with a Taster Day held on Tuesday 17 September. It is for any young person aged between 16-25 years who is currently not in education, employment or training and is ready to do something positive with their time.

Students who successfully complete the training will achieve a nationally recognised Prince’s Trust certificate and an Emergency First Aid certificate.

Attending the course does not affect any benefits. Travel costs are reimbursed.

Further information:
Please contact chantelle.williams@fire.norfolk.gov.uk on 07795067383.

Leaders Unlocked are working with Children England on an exciting new youth-led project – The ChildFair State Inquiry.

They are now recruiting a team of 25 young people to form the core leadership team, and to design and deliver this research initiative.

More information is available at: https://www.childrenengland.org.uk/childfairstate-youngleaders including a flyer, a description of the role and an application form.

The deadline for applications is Friday 27 September.

The young people (13-21 years old) will:

  • develop their research and facilitation skills
  • give other children and young people a voice
  • explore their own and others’ experiences of public services
  • work with a panel of experts to create proposals for change that are as rigorous as possible and as radical as necessary
  • become, if they choose, active campaigners for the vision they create

Leaders Unlocked are very keen to make sure the project involves young people from different backgrounds and a wide range of life experiences.

They want to hear from young people who have been affected by different issues and challenges – care experience, migration, poverty, experience of hospital stays, being a carer, living in different forms of housing, alternative education, or special educational needs and disabilities.

Further information:

Please contact Anna Crump anna@leaders-unlocked.org or telephone 07928 885199.


A day visit to Sheringham – travelling by train from Norwich, crossing the road, and then hopping on a diesel or steam locomotive for a North Norfolk Railway ride through to Holt and back.

Date and time:

  • Saturday 28 September - Departing by train from Norwich Station around 9.45am and returning around 4.00pm

Cost and booking: £9.60 return train ticket (Norwich to Sheringham) and £13.50 for North Norfolk Railway return, plus £5 for BUILD non-members. Please book by Wednesday 18 September. Maximum number of 8 places.

Further details: Please contact BUILD Charity info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029. BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Check out their website www.buildcharity.co.uk.

Everyone’s welcome to this exciting free event coming to Norwich at the end of September – a unique celebration of disabled people and the diversity of our community.  It follows on from the successful Disability Pride event held last year.

There will be plenty of activities taking place that highlight the skills and abilities of disabled people and which aim to challenge negative stereotypes.  They will also have a market place, bringing together individuals, groups and businesses to engage with disabled people, opening up conversations and opportunities to develop inclusive services and activities.

You can find out more about the day’s events on the Equal Lives website.

The Forum has good transport links, is an accessible venue, and has blue badge parking.  There will be an accessible Mobiloo toilet available which offers a hoist and bench, and there are Changing Places available at Intu Chapelfield and Vauxhall Community Hub.

Disability Pride is being run in partnership with Equal Lives, The Forum, Norfolk County Council and the University of East Anglia.

Date, time and venue:  Sunday 29 September, 10am-4pm at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF

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