I feel so much calmer and things are under control

First Steps 

We launched this project in August 2023 and are grateful to Norwich Freemen’s Charity and Hopestead for your support in making it happen.

How does First Steps work? 

You will sit down with our Community Engagement Lead M-C on a 1:1 basis. They will be able to tell you about the support that is available to you, or that you are entitled to, to help you to eat well, live well and feel connected.  

You can read about M-C and her role here: https://thefeed.org.uk/about-us/news/meetmc

What is the cost? 

We receive funding to help run First Steps so there is no charge.  

What is covered? 

At the session, our Community Engagement Lead worker will have a chat with you to find out more about your circumstances so that we know how best to support you. They will then be able to provide you with some advice and guidance and make direct referrals into other support services, and into The Feed support programmes and activities that will help you to make improvements to your circumstances.

In some instances, they can provide you with a voucher for our Social Supermarket to you can start using our shop. They can also tell you about other funding that might be available to help you, for example, if your boiler is broken or you’re running low on electricity.  

What will I get out of it? 

You will find out about the support that is available to you and you will be assisted to access that support. It will also enable you to access activities that will help you to feel more connected to other people.  

How do I get involved? 

If you want to know more, please email M-C@thefeed.org.uk or pop into the Social Supermarket and Community Café at 65 Hall Road, Norwich.  

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