Over 55? Why be alone when you can join us for a fun lunch club?

For almost four years, a critical part of Workskills has been our lunch clubs for the Over 55s. Twice a week our catering and community team lay on a hot two-course meal with drinks for people in the Cromer and North Walsham areas. The lunch club is held at our Cromer base every Monday and at North Walsham Community Centre every Wednesday.

As well as the food, camaraderie and conversation, our members lay on entertainment in the form of raffles and bingo. Some guests attend every week whilst others turn up when they can.

The cost of the clubs are £6.00 for the Cromer Club on Mondays and £7.00 for the North Walsham Club on Wednesdays (This covers the rental for the hall). The clubs run from approximately 11.30am until 2pm.

One of the key advantages of our clubs is that for a small fee (£1.50-3.00), we will pick people up from their homes in our minibus (which has a lift for those that need it) and return them home afterwards. With North Norfolk being a rural district and isolation a huge issue, this is a simple but important benefit of the About With Friends’ lunch clubs.

If you want to know more about the lunch clubs or simply book a place on one please call 01263 515230. If you leave a message on our answerphone please leave a number so we can call you back.

This is the best transition I have had for a student in the whole five years I have taught 6th formers!

It was a massive decision for his family to make and by choosing AWF it means they trust totally in the service. I am of the opinion that AWF is the only provision in the county for D and he is very happy to attend.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone else that supported H on the recent trip – she had an amazing time. I enjoyed look at the Twitter feed to see what you had been up to.

AWF offers and amazing, caring, supportive group to both special needs adults/children & their families. Since N joined you he has been to some fantastic places, met some amazing friends and done activities we would never have thought he’d do. You have helped our family life improve by making N a happier, more content, confident boy.

Having spent many years in school with little improvements in I’s behaviour and speech, in just a few weeks with you the improvements in both areas are plain to see. Please continue as you are, as life at the moment for us as a family is greatly improved because of your input.

Over the last five years I have had a fortnightly, 2 hour designated gardening slot. I highly value your service and ethos.

We cannot tell you what AWF means to us as a family – a lifeline, a light in the dark. Something that has offered our daughter equality, to have a social life and really support us as a family.

Many thanks again for J’s lovely break in Derbyshire with About with Friends. He really enjoyed himself, had loads of fun and told us all about the cable cars, stepping stones, cinema, meals out, etc.! We would be very grateful if you could pass on our sincere thanks to all the staff who organised the holiday and supported our youngsters to enable them to have such a wonderful time. We are also very grateful as we, ourselves, were able to enjoy a short break in Paris, which was wonderful and recharged our batteries!

About with Friends and you particularly, have done some great work with excellent outcomes for D. I was particularly pleased to hear that you are working on integration with the Youth Group as I felt he would miss out on peer interaction if he didn’t come to college.

I always have a smile on my face after a day with the members of the team. They are all individuals and each, in their own way, bring joy to my life. They are all much appreciated and I enjoy the gardening of course!