Community Information

We are still building a picture of what is available in the County.

Clubs and support groups are changing constantly, so we tend not to provide a blanket information sheet as it may well be incorrect 3 months later.

Instead we recommend the following:

Please signpost all your school families to join the Broadland Family and Community Connections Facebook page. This is a page we run specifically for Broadland and it will hold up to date information, people can ask questions on there if they can’t find what they are looking for and if we don’t know, other members of the group will. It’s a safe one stop place for all community knowledge and useful family information. Broadland Family & Community Connections | Facebook

There are pages for all Norfolk districts, details can be found here: Norfolk Family & Community Connections | Facebook

0-5  Groups

Whilst we are aware of many of the 0-5 parent & toddler groups, there are lots out there that we are currently unaware of, either because NCC hasn’t been involved in funding them or they are not on the Norfolk Community Directory. I can provide a list of known groups in specific areas if they are needed. We are actively promoting the set up of new groups, so if you know a parent who would like to start one up, or you would like to start one at school, we can help with funding and support with this. For more information visit Norfolk Early Childhood Community Fund – Norfolk County Council.

Most requested signposting

Benjamin FoundationHelping young people and families in Norfolk & Suffolk
ECFSSupporting families with children 0-5 in Norfolk
Just One NorfolkHelping families with children of all ages, with physical and mental health issues, behaviour issues and parental support and learning – ie Solihull
HomestartHelping families struggling with postnatal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues, they provide up to 2 hours a week in the families home supporting them in the way they need * must have a child under 5 in the family for Homestart to be able to help them.  
Family LineA network of volunteers supporting parents with immediate and long term support
Debt help and adviceThere are many useful places, these are a few we
Norfolk Assistance schemeFinancial support for urgent need – cash/food/household items where suitable – and signposting to debt and welfare adviceNorfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) – Norfolk County Council
Grandparents PlusSupporting kinship
Young Carers/Carers mattersFor adult and young carers. Support and advice   Norfolk Family Carers – Support and Services for Carers
KoothFree, online mental health support for young peopleHome – Kooth
QwellFree, online mental health support for adultsHome – Qwell
Broadland and South Norfolk Help HubFor advice on housing and  help and guidance on a variety of issues.   Household Support Fund: The Household support fund is a discretionary fund for individuals struggling with increased costs. Could be used for energy bills or items needed as well. Please refer into the help hub using the Request for Support form on our website: Getting help – Broadland and South Norfolk (   Request Help Hub Support : Consent (  
Foodbanks and Community fridgesThese are being added to constantly, so the best thing to do is check the main websites for up to date information as and when neededFind a Food Bank – The Trussell Trust   Community Fridges – Norfolk Recycles
Home EducationInformation for people considering home schooling, useful contacts and FAQ’s etcHome education – Norfolk County Council
Permanent ExclusionInformation and supportSchool exclusions – Schools (