Our social outreach projects span all ages. From the work with children and youth right through to the elderly day centre, we at Community Action Norwich are looking to walk alongside the people of Lakenham and Tuckswood through all life stages.
Programmes run weekly and include many volunteers from both the community and further afield. We work alongside and train many people up so that they are better equipped to look and apply for jobs in the future. Everyone who comes through the doors of the building are treated with respect and love. All those with whom we work with are valued members of the C.A.N community.
Our children's club runs every Thursday evening, 6-7.30 pm. The children have a fun packed evening of singing, dancing, playing games, cooking, quizes, and also learning to be team players as they battle out for the termly team prize.
Our Day Centre for over 55's runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 10.30- 3.30 pm. Dementia friendly and wheelchair accessible, the Day Centre aims to combat isolation and lonliness amongst the older generation of the Lakenham area.
The youth club is for anyone in year 7 and above. This club takes place on Thursday evenings, 6-7.30 pm and is aimed at building relationships between the youth of the community. It offers a safe place for fun, games and discussions.
Great coffee and excellent cakes (or even a bacon roll) makes the community café a great place to enjoy some refreshments on a Wednesday from 10-2 pm. We strive for a friendly, welcoming atmosphere in which regulars and new faces can immediately feel at home. If advice is needed, trained people are on hand to offer support and signpost to agencies.
Run alongside the Community Café, volunteers for Community Action Norwich work in partnership with Norwich Foodbank to support those in the local area who are facing crisis. From 12- 2 pm, anyone with a Foodbank voucher can enjoy a free drink and slice of cake whilst their bags are packed. Again, if further help is needed, trained volunteers are there to signpost them to appropriate agencies.
Social Prescribing is work alongside Tuckswood Surgery, Age U.K., and Community Action Norfolk to offer help to patients who visit their GP but may not be in need of medical help. With issues such as lonliness, unemployment and housing problems, our Community Outreach Manager, Duane Elkins, is able to meet, spend time with and signpost the patients when the GP would be unable to.