A centre which was founded to help people from different sections of society to mix and learn new skills could be expanding.
Rosemary Fensom was inspired to start up Engage Norfolk as nothing else was available for her daughter Charlotte, 29, who has special and complex needs, after she finished college.
Now people of all ages and abilities are learning skills such as sewing, cooking and jewellery making in the four classrooms at North Lynn centre, which also runs courses for health and safety along with raising awareness of different conditions.
The centre is hoping to expand by doubling the number of classrooms at the site in Bergen Way. Mrs Fensom and her staff are enjoying passing on forgotten skills to children and adults.
She said: “Charlotte is the fundamental reason for setting up the centre. I am passionate about what I do and I have always wanted to use my skills to give something back to the community.
“The whole point of this is that anyone can come and learn. We do British sign language, infection control, dementia awareness and car mechanics for women.
“I wanted to create somewhere where anyone in the community can come and go regardless of their age, disability or learning level.”
Mrs Fensom, who is a lecturer and carer, picked up a number of skills such as knitting and sewing from her mother and grandmother. Now youngsters come along to the centre to learn how to crochet or knit their own mobile phone holders or play music and the centre is also able to provide children’s birthday parties.
The team are also able to offer social care and support for people with disabilities.
For more information go to www.engagenorfolk.co.uk or call 01553 768299.