Things to do

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 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. 

Weekly social club including arts and crafts, drinks and confectionery, our Bonus Ball game, raffle and pool table.

Takes place from 7-9pm each week.

Weekly dates and featured activity:

  • 3 January: Fun with Fitness session for all abilities!
  • 10 January: Disco and Women’s group
  • 17 January: Disco and cookery group
  • 24 January: Disco and cookery group
  • 31 January: Bingo
  • 7 February: Fun Yoga with Lucy
  • 14 February: Disco and Women’s group
  • 21 February: Disco and cookery group
  • 28 February: Disco and cookery group
  • 7 March: Fun with Fitness with Shelia!
  • 14 March: Disco and Women’s group
  • 21 March: Disco and cookery group
  • 28 March: Disco and cookery group

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

Cost: BUILD members £9, non-members £14 - payable on entry.  Free for 16-19 year olds. 

Booking: No need to book, just turn up!

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join in an exclusive BUILD Charity hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities including music and light show.  Think of it as our famous Fuse Parties – on a trampoline!

Date: Monday 15 January

Time: 5.30-7pm.  Bounce session runs from 6-7pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich

What will you need to bring? Loose fitting comfortable clothes, money for refreshments

Cost:  £7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire.  Carers only pay if they bounce.

Booking: Ideally, and to save time on arrival, pre-book on line with Gravity at www.gravity-uk.com or – you can turn up on the night.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

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

Date:  Tuesday 16 January

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

Venue: See above

What will you need to bring?  Money for bowling (£5.80) and for food and drink.

Cost:  Food and bowling cost plus £5 BUILD members or £10 non-members activity support fee

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 6 January.  Maximum number of 16 places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Your Own Place tenancy courses are like no other!  No two courses are the same and they’re jam packed with engaging activities, resources, people and information. We work with young people from all backgrounds. They may be leaving care, leaving school, leaving prison, leaving supported accommodation, going to college or university or just leaving home for the first time.  We can take the stress and anxiety out of this transition.

Cost: £275 per person

Dates:

King's Lynn

  • 16, 17 and 18 January

Norwich

  • 23, 24 and 25 January
  • 20, 21 and 22 February
  • 13, 14 and 15 March

All refreshments, resources, guest speakers, certificates, two trainers, fun and games included!

Go to www.yourownplace.org.uk or phone 01603 611910 for further information.

Signalong is a system of signs based on British Sign Language which is designed to help people with communication difficulties to understand and express their needs, choices and desires.

The six-week Signalong foundation training course will teach participants all the skills necessary to gain access to the entire Signalong vocabulary.

Dates:

Course 1 (Tuesdays)

  • 16 January 2018
  • 23 January 2018
  • 30 January 2018
  • 6 February 2018
  • 20 February 2018
  • 27 February 2018

Course 2 (Fridays)

  • 19 January 2018
  • 26 January 2018
  • 2 February 2018
  • 9 February 2018
  • 23 February 2018
  • 2 March 2018

Time: 10am-1pm

Venue: Onward Enterprises, Thetford IP24 1HU

Cost: £75 which includes an adult learning disability core vocabulary manual and a Signalong certificate.  Participants will be invoiced for the fee.

If you are interested in attending, please do not hesitate to contact Tina Allen if you require further information. Email tina.allen@nchc.nhs.uk or call 01553 666680.

This month we’ll be visiting France! Enjoy French specials such as beef Bourguignon, roast duck, and gratin potatoes. Yum!

Date:  Thursday 18 January

Time:  7-9.30pm

Venue:  The Cote Brasserie, Exchange Street Norwich NR2 1DP

What will you need to bring?  Money for meal and drinks

Cost:  Food and drinks cost, plus £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 8 January.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Brick Wonders features recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore.  The exhibition features over 500,000 Lego blocks, and includes models of the Egyptian pyramids, London Bridge, the Northern Lights, and a centrepiece of a model airport.

Date:  Saturday 20 January

Time:  1-3pm

Venue:  2 Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF

What will you need to bring?  Free entry - bring some money for refreshments in the cafe

Cost:  Money for refreshments plus activity support fee (£5 for BUILD members; £10 for non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 10 January.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

We will catch the train from Norwich to Brundall and have a walk around the Brundall Marina and Strumpshaw Fen, taking a look at life at the waterside for the residents, both people and birds.  Coffee stop at The Yare in Brundall. We will return to Norwich by train.

Train buddies for all from Norwich.

Date:  Sunday 21 January

Time:  12.15-2.50pm

Venue:  Meet at, and returning to, Norwich Railway Station NR1 1EF

What will you need to bring?  Weather appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing, money for the train and for refreshments

Cost:  Money for refreshments and travel (return train ticket £3.60), plus £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 11 January. Maximum number of 12 places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join in an exclusive BUILD Charity hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities including music and light show.  Think of it as our famous Fuse Parties – on a trampoline!

Date: Monday 22 January

Time: 5.30-7pm.  Bounce session runs from 6-7pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich

What will you need to bring? Loose fitting comfortable clothes, money for refreshments

Cost:  £7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire.  Carers only pay if they bounce.

Booking: Ideally, and to save time on arrival, pre-book on line with Gravity at www.gravity-uk.com or – you can turn up on the night.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

A nightclub party night 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 on entry may be required.

Date:  Thursday 25 January

Time:  6:30-9pm

Venue:  Mercy, Prince of Wales Road, Norwich

What will you need to bring?  Money for drinks at the bar

Cost:  £4 entry for people with disabilities, with up to two carers/supporters per person getting free entry

Booking:  No need to book – just turn up and pay on the door

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Mainstream cinema showings change regularly so we will not know the film on offer until about a week before.  Register interest and confirm attendance once we send you the details of the film we are going to see.

Date:  Sunday 28 January

Time:  Meeting during the afternoon

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

What will you need to bring?  Admission £9.49 (pay at venue).  Money for refreshments.

Cost:  Admission and refreshments plus £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 18 January.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Our tennis sessions are for people with a learning disability who want to get active, have fun and meet new people!  Tennis is a great way to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing and can be adapted to suit everyone.  Courts, rackets and balls can be adapted for all abilities.

We can provide a sports wheelchair for those who want or need to use one during sessions.

Sundays:

  • 28 January
  • 18 February
  • 11 and 25 March
  • 22 April
  • 13 May 
  • 3 and 24 June
  • 15 July

Time: 12-1.30pm

Venue: East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club, Lime Tree Road Norwich NR2 2NQ

Cost: £3 per session

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate get in touch - call Derek Perry on 07966 455012.

Our tennis sessions are for people with a learning disability who want to get active, have fun and meet new people!  Tennis is a great way to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing and can be adapted to suit everyone.  Courts, rackets and balls can be adapted for all abilities.  Never played before? Why not give it a go!

Sundays:

  • 28 January
  • 18 February
  • 11 and 25 March
  • 22 April
  • 13 May 
  • 3 and 24 June
  • 15 July

Time: 1.30-2.30pm

Venue: East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club, Lime Tree Road Norwich NR2 2NQ

Cost: £3 per session

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate get in touch - call Derek Perry on 07966 455012.  No need to book!

 

Join in an exclusive BUILD Charity hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities including music and light show.  Think of it as our famous Fuse Parties – on a trampoline!

Date: Monday 29 January

Time: 5.30-7pm.  Bounce session runs from 6-7pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich

What will you need to bring? Loose fitting comfortable clothes, money for refreshments

Cost:  £7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire.  Carers only pay if they bounce.

Booking: Ideally, and to save time on arrival, pre-book on line with Gravity at www.gravity-uk.com or – you can turn up on the night.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Are you unemployed, aged between 16 and 25?

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme with the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is a 12-week personal development course that will make you more confident, motivated and improve your ability to work with others.

  • Gain new skills and qualifications
  • Mix with new people and make new friends
  • A better chance of moving into a job, education or training
  • Help with job hunting, mock interviews and writing your CV
  • The chance to make a difference in our community
  • And, most importantly, a big boost in your confidence and a real sense of achievement!

It won’t cost you anything and you will gain nationally recognised qualifications on completion of the course.

  • Free travel expenses
  • Emergency First Aid certificate
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification
  • Nationally recognised Prince’s Trust certificate

Dates:

  • Taster day on Tuesday 23 January 2018
  • New team starts Monday 29 January 2018

For more information please contact Chantelle or Chris on 07795 067383, or email chantelle.williams@fire.norfolk.gov.uk or christopher.heathfield@norfolk.gov.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

Date:  Tuesday 30 January

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

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

What will you need to bring?  Money for bowling (£5.90) and for food and drink

Cost:  Food and bowling cost plus £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 20 January.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Public swimming session 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.

Date: Saturday 3 February

Time: 11.30am-1pm

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

What will you need to bring?  Towel, 20p piece for locker, swimming costume

Cost:

BUILD Members – swimming entry fee of £4.95 plus £5 activity support fee

Non-members – swimming entry fee of £4.95 plus £10 activity support fee

Booking: Please book and pay activity support fees by 24 January.  Maximum number – eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join a small group for a delicious lunch at this historic pub.  The Rushcutters Arms is a 16th century building which sits on the banks of the River Yare, overlooking the village of Thorpe St Andrew – the perfect spot for a relaxing meal with friends.

Bus buddies from Norwich on request.

Date:  Sunday 4 February

Time: 12-2pm

Venue: The Rushcutters Arms, 46 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, NR7 0HE

What will you need to bring?  Money for food and drinks, plus transport money, or bus pass for travel

Cost:  Food and drinks cost plus £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 25 January.  Maximum number – eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join in an exclusive BUILD Charity hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities including music and light show.  Think of it as our famous Fuse Parties – on a trampoline!

Date: Monday 5 February

Time: 5.30-7pm.  Bounce session runs from 6-7pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich

What will you need to bring? Loose fitting comfortable clothes, money for refreshments

Cost:  £7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire.  Carers only pay if they bounce.

Booking: Ideally, and to save time on arrival, pre-book on line with Gravity at www.gravity-uk.com or – you can turn up on the night.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

  • Are you passionate about treading the boards?
  • Are you 16-25 and want to discover your talents?
  • Not in education, employment or training?

The Prince’s Trust Get Started with Theatre course, delivered in partnership with Norwich Theatre Royal, could help you to improve or learn new skills behind the scenes.

Meet new people and improve your skills by working with a group as part of a week-long challenge.

Not only will it help you discover new talents and develop new skills, but you’ll also benefit from support from our staff or one of our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.

Don't forget!

  • You'll get the chance to work with professionals and experience the different aspects of theatre
  • You'll also learn skills such as make-up, costume design, marketing, lighting and more

Dates: Monday 5 February – Friday 9 February

Interviews: week commencing 15th January

Venue: Theatre Royal Norwich

Cost: Free

For more information or to join the course: call for free: 0800 842 842 or TEXT 'CALL ME' to: 07983 385418.

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

Date:  Tuesday 6 February

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

Venue: See above

What will you need to bring?  Money for bowling (£5.80) and for food and drink.

Cost:  Food and bowling cost plus £5 BUILD members or £10 non-members activity support fee

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 27 January.  Maximum number of 16 places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

A nightclub party night 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 on entry may be required.

Date:  Thursday 8 February

Time:  6.30-9pm

Venue:  Dr Thirsty Club and Lounge, 22 -24 Norfolk Street, Kings Lynn

What will you need to bring?  Money for drinks at the bar.  Dress to impress.

Cost:  £4 entry for people with disabilities with up to two carers/supporters per person getting free entry

Booking:  No need to book – just turn up and pay on the door

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

As Valentine’s Day approaches we will be exploring relationships, why they matter, how to keep them safe and keep you in control, as well as offering some advice on finding that someone special to share your time with.

Date:  Saturday 10 February

Time:  10.30am-12:30pm

Venue:  Build Offices, Church House, Norwich

Cost:  £5 activity support fee (members), or £10 (non-members).  Free for those aged 16-18.

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 31st January.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

This month we will have a wander around Waterloo Park in Norwich to have a look at the gardens and winter displays.

Bus buddies from Norwich on request.

Date:  Sunday 11 February

Time:  11am-12.30pm

Venue:  Meeting at the main park gates on Angel Road, NR3 3HX

What will you need to bring?  Comfortable, weather appropriate clothes and footwear

Cost:  £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please pay activity support fees by 1 February.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join in an exclusive BUILD Charity hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities including music and light show.  Think of it as our famous Fuse Parties – on a trampoline!

Date: Monday 12 February

Time: 5.30-7pm.  Bounce session runs from 6-7pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich

What will you need to bring? Loose fitting comfortable clothes, money for refreshments

Cost:  £7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire.  Carers only pay if they bounce.

Booking: Ideally, and to save time on arrival, pre-book on line with Gravity at www.gravity-uk.com or – you can turn up on the night.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Launching our new “Fit for Fun” programme this is a taster session at one of Norwich’s newest gym and fitness centres where Fitness Coaches will support a fun activity session giving advice on some simple ways to improve physical health at a pace to suit you. If you’ve never been to a gym, or are looking to start a regular exercise programme, then join us.

Date:  Tuesday 13 February

Time: 7-8.15pm

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

What will you need to bring?  Loose fitting comfortable clothes, trainers and a bottle of water

Cost: £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members). Free for those aged 16-18.

Booking:  Please book and pay full fees by 3 February.  Maximum number of 10 places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

We’re celebrating Chinese New Year – 2018 will be the year of the dog.

Come along and enjoy some traditional Chinese cuisine – with an all you can eat menu at £14.99

Date:  Thursday 15 February

Time:  7-9.30pm

Venue: The Canton Chinese Restaurant, 129 Thorpe Road NR1 1TR

What will you need to bring? Money for meal and drinks

Cost:  Food and drinks cost, plus £5 activity support fee (members), or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 5 February.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join a small group for a lovely walk along the River Yare around Eaton and Cringleford.  Then warm up with refreshments at Waitrose cafe afterwards.

Bus buddies for all from Norwich.

Date:  Sunday 18 February

Time:  12.30-3pm

Venue:  Meet at St Stephen’s Street bus stop BR.  Returning to Norwich Bus Station at 3pm.

What will you need to bring?  Weather appropriate shoes and outdoor wear.  Money for bus travel, bus pass and for refreshments.

Cost:  Money for refreshments (paid on the day), plus £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 8 February. Maximum number of 12 places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join in an exclusive BUILD Charity hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities including music and light show.  Think of it as our famous Fuse Parties – on a trampoline!

Date: Monday 19 February

Time: 5.30-7pm.  Bounce session runs from 6-7pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich

What will you need to bring? Loose fitting comfortable clothes, money for refreshments

Cost:  £7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire.  Carers only pay if they bounce.

Booking: Ideally, and to save time on arrival, pre-book on line with Gravity at www.gravity-uk.com or – you can turn up on the night.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

  • Are you 16-25 and want a job?
  • Not in education, employment or training?

The Prince’s Trust Get into Health and Social Care course, delivered in partnership with Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Serco, Norfolk Community Health and Care and Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support Ltd, will give you the skills to get ahead.

Meet new people and gain a wide range of practical experiences within the NHS.  We’ll also help you with your CV and interview skills.  Not only will it boost your confidence and employability skills, but you’ll also have the chance to benefit from support from one of our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.

  • All training provided
  • Travel expenses paid on programme
  • Doesn't affect your benefits
  • Boost employability skills
  • Up to six months mentoring support

Dates: 19 February - 29 March

Interviews:  Week commencing 22 January

Venue:  Norwich and surrounding areas

Cost: Free

For more information or to join the course: call for free: 0800 842 842 or TEXT 'CALL ME' to: 07983 385418.

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

Date:  Tuesday 6 February

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

Venue: See above

What will you need to bring?  Money for bowling (£5.80) and for food and drink.

Cost:  Food and bowling cost plus £5 BUILD members or £10 non-members activity support fee

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 10 February.  Maximum number of 16 places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

A nightclub party night 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 on entry may be required.

Date:  Thursday 22 February

Time:  6:30-9pm

Venue:  Mercy, Prince of Wales Road, Norwich

What will you need to bring?  Money for drinks at the bar

Cost:  £4 entry for people with disabilities, with up to two carers/supporters per person getting free entry

Booking:  No need to book – just turn up and pay on the door

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of roller-skating!  Funky’s offers great facilities, with a 17 metre by 40 metre skating rink – with a hand rail all the way around to keep you steady!  The maple floor also gives a good grippy surface, so this activity is open to all levels of skating abilities.

Bus buddies from Norwich on request.

Date:  Saturday 24 February

Time:  1-5pm

Venue:  Burton Road Business Park, Spar Road, Norwich, NR6 6AX

What will you need to bring:  Comfortable clothes, bus pass or money for travel, money for entry and skate hire, and for refreshments

Cost: Entry: £6.75, plus skate hire £1.50, money for refreshments and travel and £5 activity support fee (members), or £10 (non members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 14 February.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Mainstream cinema showings change regularly so we will not know the film on offer until about a week before.  Register interest and confirm attendance once we send you the details of the film we are going to see.

Date:  Sunday 25 February

Time:  Meeting during the afternoon

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

What will you need to bring?  Admission £9.49 (pay at venue).  Money for refreshments.

Cost:  Admission and refreshments plus £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 15 February.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join in an exclusive BUILD Charity hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities including music and light show.  Think of it as our famous Fuse Parties – on a trampoline!

Date: Monday 26 February

Time: 5.30-7pm.  Bounce session runs from 6-7pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich

What will you need to bring? Loose fitting comfortable clothes, money for refreshments

Cost:  £7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire.  Carers only pay if they bounce.

Booking: Ideally, and to save time on arrival, pre-book on line with Gravity at www.gravity-uk.com or – you can turn up on the night.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

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

Date:  Tuesday 27 February

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

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

What will you need to bring?  Money for bowling (£5.90) and for food and drink

Cost:  Food and bowling cost plus £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 17 February.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Public swimming session 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.

Date:  Saturday 3 March

Time: 11.30am-1pm

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

What will you need to bring?  Towel, 20p piece for locker, swimming costume

Cost:  Swimming entry fee of £4.95 plus £5 activity support fee (members), or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 21 February.  Maximum number – eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

This is an accredited course and suitable for anyone who provides support for those who use Signalong as part of their communication.  It aims to develop the skills learners already have, to understand the communication process and develop learners abilities to communicate with those who have communication impairments.

Who should attend: Anyone who has previously completed a Signalong phase 1 course.

Course objectives:

  • Develop skills
  • Further understand how sign supported communication supports children and adults with speech, language and communication needs
  • Practice using signing skills and signs to interact and communicate with others
  • Learn 346 new signs

Certification: Accredited certificate (if the examination is not passed at end of course a certificate of attendance will be given).  All learners will be required to complete a written test at the end of the course and throughout the course their practical work will be observed.

Dates: Saturdays – 3, 10 and 17 March 2018.  Total duration 15 hours

Time: 10am–3.30pm

Venue: 221 St Leonards Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4JN

Cost: £85 per learner plus £19 for a Signalong phase 2 book

For more information or to book please contact Tanya Hubbard, training coordinator - telephone: 01603 765405 or email: trainingteam@thehamletcharity.org.uk

Join a small group for lunch in this popular Norwich restaurant. Lovely surroundings and something for everyone on the menu.

Date:  Sunday 4 March

Time:  12-2pm

Venue:  Bill's Restaurant, Back of the Inns, NR2 1PT

What will you need to bring?  Money for food and drinks

Cost:  Food and drinks cost plus £5 activity support fee (members), or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 22 February.  Maximum number – eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join in an exclusive BUILD Charity hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities including music and light show.  Think of it as our famous Fuse Parties – on a trampoline!

Date: Monday 5 March

Time: 5.30-7pm.  Bounce session runs from 6-7pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich

What will you need to bring? Loose fitting comfortable clothes, money for refreshments

Cost:  £7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire.  Carers only pay if they bounce.

Booking: Ideally, and to save time on arrival, pre-book on line with Gravity at www.gravity-uk.com or – you can turn up on the night.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

  • Are you 16-25 and want a job?
  • Not in education, employment or training?

The Prince’s Trust Get into Healthcare course, delivered in partnership with East Coast Community Healthcare and James Paget University Hospital, will give you the skills to get ahead.

Meet new people and gain a wide range of practical experiences within the NHS.  We’ll also help you with your CV and interview skills.  Not only will it boost your confidence and employability skills, but you’ll also have the chance to benefit from support from one of our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.

  • All training provided
  • Travel expenses paid on programme
  • Doesn't affect your benefits
  • Boost employability skills
  • Up to six months mentoring support

Dates: 5 March - 13 April

Interviews: Week commencing 29 January

Venue:  East Coast Community Healthcare, Lowestoft

Cost:  Free

For more information or to join the course: call for free: 0800 842 842 or TEXT 'CALL ME' to: 07983 385418.

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

Date:  Tuesday 6 March

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

Venue: See above

What will you need to bring?  Money for bowling (£5.80) and for food and drink.

Cost:  Food and bowling cost plus £5 BUILD members or £10 non-members activity support fee

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 24 February.  Maximum number of 16 places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

A nightclub party night 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 on entry may be required.

Date:  Thursday 8 March

Time:  6.30-9pm

Venue:  Dr Thirsty Club and Lounge, 22 -24 Norfolk Street, Kings Lynn

What will you need to bring?  Money for drinks at the bar.  Dress to impress.

Cost:  £4 entry for people with disabilities with up to two carers/supporters per person getting free entry

Booking:  No need to book – just turn up and pay on the door

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join the BUILD Charity Roadshow team on their stand at the Family Voice Conference promoting the services offered to people with disabilities. Learn marketing and promotion skills and find out about a range of other services on offer locally.

Bus buddies from Norwich on request.

Date:  Saturday 10 March

Time:  10.30am-12.30pm

Venue:  The Family Voice Conference, John Innes Centre, Norwich

Cost:  £5 activity support fee (members), or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 28 February. Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

This month we will be back at our cottage garden, working on planting for the upcoming spring time and doing some general maintenance.

Date:  Sunday 11 March

Time:  11am-12.30pm

Venue: BUILD Cottage Garden

What will you need to bring?  Old clothes and gardening gloves

Cost:  £5 activity support fee (members), or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please pay activity support fees by 1 March.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join in an exclusive BUILD Charity hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities including music and light show.  Think of it as our famous Fuse Parties – on a trampoline!

Date: Monday 12 March

Time: 5.30-7pm.  Bounce session runs from 6-7pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich

What will you need to bring? Loose fitting comfortable clothes, money for refreshments

Cost:  £7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire.  Carers only pay if they bounce.

Booking: Ideally, and to save time on arrival, pre-book on line with Gravity at www.gravity-uk.com or – you can turn up on the night.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

This month, by popular choice of our members, we’ll be visiting Chiquito for a Mexican feast! Join us and enjoy some classic Mexican street food, included fajitas, tacos and empanadas.

Date:  Thursday 15 March

Time:  7-9.30pm

Venue: Chiquito, Riverside Retail Park, Wherry Street, Norwich NR1 1WZ

What will you need to bring?  Money for meal and drinks

Cost:  Food and drinks cost, plus £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 5 March.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Wroxham Barns is an award-winning visitor attraction in the Norfolk countryside.  There’s so much to see and do, including the Junior Farm where you can visit the animals and groom, cuddle and feed them!

We will be catching a bus from Norwich and sharing taxis from the bus stop to the barns – same on return.

Bus buddies from Norwich for all.

Date: Saturday 17 March

Time:  10am-5pm

Venue:  Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norwich, NR12 8QU

What will you need to bring?  Comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing, money for food and refreshments, money or bus pass for travel – bus and taxi

Cost:  Admission to Junior Farm £6.50, 50p for bags of animal feed, money for lunch/refreshments, money for travel, plus £5 activity support fee (members), or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 7 March.  Maximum number of 12 places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join a small group for a gentle walk along the river and admire the riverside coming back to life after winter.  Refreshments at The Red Lion.

Date:  Sunday 18 March

Time:  1-3pm

Venue:  Meet at Norwich Railway Station

What will you need to bring?  Money/bus pass for travel, plus money for refreshments

Cost:  Money for food and drinks, plus £5 activity support fee (members), or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 8 March. Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join in an exclusive BUILD Charity hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities including music and light show.  Think of it as our famous Fuse Parties – on a trampoline!

Date: Monday 19 March

Time: 5.30-7pm.  Bounce session runs from 6-7pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich

What will you need to bring? Loose fitting comfortable clothes, money for refreshments

Cost:  £7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire.  Carers only pay if they bounce.

Booking: Ideally, and to save time on arrival, pre-book on line with Gravity at www.gravity-uk.com or – you can turn up on the night.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

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

Date:  Tuesday 20 March

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

Venue: See above

What will you need to bring?  Money for bowling (£5.80) and for food and drink.

Cost:  Food and bowling cost plus £5 BUILD members or £10 non-members activity support fee

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 10 March.  Maximum number of 16 places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join us for afternoon tea in the lovely surroundings of the Norwich Castle – if the weather is good we will have an Easter egg hunt in the Castle Gardens beforehand.

Date:  Saturday 24 March

Time:  1.30-3.30pm

Venue:  Meet at the entrance on Castle Meadow, NR1 3JU

What will you need to bring?  Money for afternoon tea

Cost:  Money for food/refreshments, plus £5 activity support fee (members), or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 14 March.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Mainstream cinema showings change regularly so we will not know the film on offer until about a week before.  Register interest and confirm attendance once we send you the details of the film we are going to see.

Date:  Sunday 25 March

Time:  Meeting during the afternoon

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

What will you need to bring?  Admission £9.49 (pay at venue).  Money for refreshments.

Cost:  Admission and refreshments plus £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 15 March.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Join in an exclusive BUILD Charity hosted trampolining party for people with disabilities including music and light show.  Think of it as our famous Fuse Parties – on a trampoline!

Date: Monday 26 March

Time: 5.30-7pm.  Bounce session runs from 6-7pm, but you must be there at least 15 minutes before for booking in and safety briefing.

Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, Riverside, Norwich

What will you need to bring? Loose fitting comfortable clothes, money for refreshments

Cost:  £7.50 entry plus £1 sock hire.  Carers only pay if they bounce.

Booking: Ideally, and to save time on arrival, pre-book on line with Gravity at www.gravity-uk.com or – you can turn up on the night.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

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

Date:  Tuesday 27 March

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

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

What will you need to bring?  Money for bowling (£5.90) and for food and drink

Cost:  Food and bowling cost plus £5 activity support fee (members) or £10 (non-members)

Booking:  Please book and pay activity support fees by 17 March.  Maximum number of eight places.

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

A nightclub party night 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 on entry may be required.

Date:  Thursday 29 March

Time:  6:30-9pm

Venue:  Mercy, Prince of Wales Road, Norwich

What will you need to bring?  Money for drinks at the bar

Cost:  £4 entry for people with disabilities, with up to two carers/supporters per person getting free entry

Booking:  No need to book – just turn up and pay on the door

Further details:  BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities.  Visit www.buildcharity.co.uk, email info@buildcharity.co.uk or telephone 01603 618029 for more information.

Signalong is a system of signs based on British Sign Language which is designed to help people with communication difficulties to understand and express their needs, choices and desires.

This Signalong Foundation Training course will teach participants all the skills necessary to gain access to the entire Signalong vocabulary.

This is a six week course and participants will be expected to attend all sessions.

Dates (Wednesdays):

  • 18 April
  • 25 April
  • 2 May
  • 10 May
  • 16 May
  • 23 May

Time:  9.30–12.30pm

Venue:  Park View Resource Centre, Birch Tree Close, King’s Lynn, PE30 5QD

Cost:  £85 which includes an Adult Learning Disability Core Vocabulary Manual and a Signalong Certificate.  Participants will be invoiced for the fee.

Booking:  Please book by 13 April

For more information or to book please contact Tina Allen (Communication Development Worker) - 01553 666680 or email tina.allen@nchc.nhs.uk.