Off the street, and into the kitchen. Food that makes a difference. The story of Lucy Webb.

Introduction: A cafe which recently opened on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich is a social enterprise business aimed at preventing poverty and homelessness in the city. It’s called The Feed and it provides top quality food sourced from local suppliers while training and helping people to get back into work. It’s near Norwich trainContinue reading “Off the street, and into the kitchen. Food that makes a difference. The story of Lucy Webb.”

Helping refugees and asylum seekers to feel at home in Norwich. The story of Rosie Sexton.

‘English+ has changed my life by reducing communication barriers and cultural gaps.’  Introduction Norwich has a long and proud history of supporting refugees and asylum seekers. You only have to look around the city to note ‘Strangers’ Museum, ‘Strangers Hall’ and my personal favourite ‘Strangers Coffee…’. ‘Strangers’ was the name given to the Dutch andContinue reading “Helping refugees and asylum seekers to feel at home in Norwich. The story of Rosie Sexton.”

Surviving a stroke; how to cope with a sudden disability. The story of Eddie Pleban.

The culture shock of becoming suddenly disabled – to any degree – is very difficult to get used to, particularly if you were very active before. Introduction In 2011, Norwich resident Eddie Pleban suffered a life changing stroke on a flight to Australia.  In a medical centre in Dubai, he was given 48 hours toContinue reading “Surviving a stroke; how to cope with a sudden disability. The story of Eddie Pleban.”

Pregnancy loss and the charity giving hope to families. The stories of Tara, Lauren and Sarah.

To leave a hospital without a baby is the cruellest thing. Dealing with it took over my life. I am using the blog post this week to highlight the service of TimeNorfolk and to raise awareness so that hopefully other families will be able to benefit from this charity. If you are affected at all asContinue reading “Pregnancy loss and the charity giving hope to families. The stories of Tara, Lauren and Sarah.”

Foodbanks and the increasing role they play in Norfolk. The story of Hannah Worsley.

Just to say ‘thankyou’ twice! 1st for the food, it has helped me out in a very difficult time. 2nd, I found the whole process of that day very, very stressful and your generosity and smiling faces put a sparkle in the day which had been very gloomy for me.   Hi, my name isContinue reading “Foodbanks and the increasing role they play in Norfolk. The story of Hannah Worsley.”

The incredible relationship of a Guide Dog and its owner. The story of Rob and Disney.

Disney helps me to get out. For mental health reasons, that’s very important. Also, I feel like I’m doing something with my life, looking after a Guide Dog and teaching other people about him. At 13 years old Rob Scotter from Bowthorpe near Norwich was on his way to a fairground with his mum, whenContinue reading “The incredible relationship of a Guide Dog and its owner. The story of Rob and Disney.”