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.

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!

Just a short note to thank you all for your help with our daughter. she has spent many years at school with little improvement in her behaviour and speech, yet in just a few weeks she has been with you guys the improvements in both areas are plain to see.

I am not sure what the different methods used are but please continue as you are, as life at the moment for us as a family is greatly improved because of your input.

We are very aware of her complex needs and how she can change like the wind but we will continue to enjoy the fruits of your labours.

A big thank you to yourself and the About with Friends staff for another great trip! J had a fantastic time, going on the Harry Potter Studio Tour, which he had wanted to do for ages and ages.

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.

To all the staff at About with Friday, I had a wonderful time with you guys, and I want to say a big thank you for looking after me. Love from K.

I haven’t seen D for ages and he looks like a new man . The stress has gone from his face – he looks great Well done !!!!

I just cannot thank you enough for taking K my daughter so that she could have fun with her friends on holiday in Milton Keynes, […] it made her extremely happy.

Selfishly for me it gave my wife a much sought after period of respite exhausted after 16 years of constant care. Complete respite is dependent upon the knowledge that your child is in safe professional caring hands. The ‘about with friends’ staff impress me because they display such enthusiastic vocational attitudes towards their care.

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.

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.

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.