A 10 week programme for women run by women, improving wellbeing and providing new skills.

How does Bloom work?

The Bloom project is run over 10 weeks with a three hour session at the same time each week. The sessions are led by female members of staff from our team. It's for people who are unemployed.

What is the cost?

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

What is covered?

Each week there will be a different activity or topic. These vary but typically can include bread making, art and crafts and mindfulness.

Some of the sessions are run at our own venues in Norwich while others take place at other safe women-only venues in the city and in collaboration with other partner organisations.

What will I get out of it?

The programme will equip you with new skills to move forwards and make positive changes in your life. We will support you every step of the way by helping you to identify your strengths and give you the confidence to tell people about them.

We know from previous Bloom sessions that the women's self-esteem grows, wellbeing improves and they gain new skills which will appeal to future employers.

How do I get involved?

If you want to know more or are interested in signing up, email

You can also fill in the form below to apply.

If you need support to make an application, please call 01603 331966.

Keep an eye out on The Feed's social media and here for details of the next Bloom course.

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Case Study: Rachel

Hear from Rachel in this video about how attending Bloom helped her.

Case Study: How Sam got involved in Bloom

Sam heard about Bloom from her Support Worker and decided that it sounded interesting so got in touch with us. She had been unemployed for a year but prior to that had worked in a range of roles including over 20 years in the support sector as well as admin and hospitality roles.

When her place was confirmed, Sam explained her goals were to gain confidence and learn new skills. As she progressed through the weekly sessions our team could see Sam's passion for people and for food, two things at the heart of our organisation.

At the end of the Bloom course we could see Sam had achieved what she hoped for with improved confidence and was ready to take the next step into finding a job. Her skillset suited what we do and we made her aware of the new cafe we were opening at Kettle Foods for their staff. Sam secured a role in our team there and has been in place for several months. She now has sustainable employment, reduced isolation and improved wellbeing. As she puts it "You have helped me find my inner smile that had been buried for safety. I now just want to continue to shine."

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