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Charity (no. 1147395)


"Social, leisure and learning for people with disabilities"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

BUILD is a Norfolk based independent registered charity which provides social, leisure and learning opportunities for people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities. Through a range of community based activities, BUILD aims to support our people to enjoy the same kind of social life that most of us take for granted. This may be through social clubs, learning workshops, sporting, gardening or cultural activities, days out, or short breaks and holidays. The BUILD Charity provides around 250 community based opportunities for people with disabilities each year, led by volunteers and a small administrative staff support team.

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BUILD provides a wide range of daytime, evening and weekend activities. 

  • Community Activities Programme  - A range of opportunities that include encouraging participation in sport, gardening and allotment projects, ten-pin bowling, country walking, a Sunday Lunch Club and regular cinema and theatre trips. In addition we host weekday and weekend activities that visit galleries and museums, tourist attractions, as well as a monthly night-clubbing experience at The Waterfront in Norwich and Dr Thirsty’s in Kings Lynn. BUILD has a small, dedicated staff team who organise and manage the activities and opportunities, and a team of over 100 volunteers who provide support and leadership to many of the activities we run. All staff and volunteers are carefully selected to make sure they have the skills, and undergo training and referencing to make sure they are the best people we can find.
  • The Wednesday Club - Opened in 1967, this weekly club is based at the Vauxhall Centre in Norwich and operates between 7pm and 9pm for 50 weeks of the year. Regular discos, cookery courses, access to information and communication technology, a women’s discussion group, visiting speakers, bingo and karaoke, indoor sports, pool and snooker tables and an on-site café provide a varied programme for everyone.
  • Skills For Life – is the BUILD Charity’s monthly programme of short Saturday morning workshops providing information and skills on a range of subjects from money management and healthy eating, to first aid, personal safety, job-search skills, cooking and volunteering. Workshops take place across Norfolk, normally on the second Saturday of the month.

For Bookings - Ros Carter on 01603 618029 admin@buildcharity.co.uk between 9.30am and 1pm

New opportunities for people with disabilities for 2019 including getting fitter for fun and free! 70 things to do between January and March with details here http://www.buildcharity.co.uk/opportunitie 

How much does it cost? Most activities will have a charge, and this is often linked to the actual public price of a ticket, or travel cost, which anyone would have to pay. BUILD operates an annual membership scheme for £20 a year, which means that registered members will get priority booking for activities, discounted entry (where BUILD controls the charges) and a range of other benefits. Full details of our prices will appear in the programme. 

Additional Information

Does BUILD provide transport? 

Not normally – we encourage people to use public transport using their concessionary travel-cards wherever possible and can, on occasions, support people to travel if they need extra help.

BUILD and Business

This document sets out some of the services that BUILD can offer to business partners, and some of the services it is looking to benefit from, to help develop its work further.

News and Events

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