Lynn’s Butterfly House is opened

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The Benjamin Foundation’s Butterfly House in Lynn, which provides supported accommodation for vulnerable young people aged between 16 and 24, including those with learning difficulties, was officially opened on Thursday.

Tony Ing, chief executive of the Benjamin Foundation, cut a ribbon to mark the occasion with guests including business partners, supporters, young residents and some of their parents.

The 12 residents of Butterfly House formerly lived at Plaxtole House in Lynn, and the goal is for each of them to leave the premises as more independent people, better prepared for the next steps in their life.

Mr Ing said: “The service provides a really friendly and supportive environment with staff on hand 24/7 to help each of the 12 residents to make the most of their stay.

“Activities are organised which help them to socialise, develop new skills and learn new hobbies. It is fantastic to see everyone settled and happy after just over a month of moving here.”