Big Lottery Awards for All success!




The consultation requirements to set up the Network of Norfolk Day Centres has received funding support from the Big Lottery.

This is a really great result following over 18 months of work by the Day Centres and our team to establish a really important independent resource.

We can now undertake a formal consultation amongst the 54+ Day Centres operating across Norfolk in order to establish a Network that will help Day Centre users to be more active in their communities and to work together to address the needs of older people.

All the Day Centres are run by voluntary management committees and some have part-time paid staff, but all use the work of volunteers to provide services.  The majority of the voluntary help comes from the older people themselves.

The Day Centres have worked hard to move from the standard budget awards supplied by statutory services to direct payments from their ‘customers’.  The opportunity to establish the Network will help to deliver cost-effective services, improve their capacity to supply services needed by the community and enhance their viability.

We will keep the post updated so you can see how the project is progressing.

Thanks Big Lottery


Big Co-op Picnic 5th & 6th July

What a brilliant time at the Co-operatives East Big Co-op Picnic to celebrate Co-ops Fortnight!

Almost 600 visitors over the 2 days!

  • Buffet and banqueting table
  • Activity areas
  • DIY Cafe
  • Portrait artist
  • Film show
  • Stands and information area
  • Photography exhibition
  • TEDx discussion on Re-imagining Education

See our photo gallery:

The Earth Ball The Team 1st Q stand Beckr and supporters Big Picnic photo 3 CR 'Co-operating' Dano Big Picnic photo 1 Hall and picnic Helen & Foster Care Stand Pam & 1st Q stand Sarah & Pam TEDx group CR Banqueting table CR Before CR filling up CR Getting busy Dylan Food to go