December 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to DIAL Great Yarmouth's First Monthly Newsletter

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Special Points of Interest

  • Craft Club

  • Social Blooms Gardening Project

  • Volunteering opportunities

  • Credit Union

  • ESOL Classes

  • Pensionwise

  • Route 9-5 Coffee mornings

  • Living Well Connectors


Volume 1

issue 1

December 2018


We have at long last created our first monthly Newsletter where we will give you up to date information on things that are going on in DIAL and what's coming up.  If there is anything you think we should include or that you would be interested in please contact Jenny on 01493 856900 or by email

Do you like gardening?  If so, then come along and join other volunteers on the Social Blooms Gardening Project which is working in partnership with The Green Light Trust and funded by Great Yarmouth Borough Council meeting alternate Wednesdays and Fridays.  For more information please contact Sian on 01493 856900. On Saturday 15th December between 10am and 3pm there is an Open Day in the Park where you can come along and meet the team and see our lovely flower beds. There will also be a chance to make your own Christmas decorations plus free entry to win a wooden reindeer.

We also have on alternate Wednesdays and Fridays Pensionwise attending our King Street office giving pension advice and answering any queries for the over 50's. Please call Pensionwise on 01379 658205 to arrange an appointment


East Coast College are here to provide ESOL English classes, Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9.30am - 12.30pm plus if you would like to improve your Maths skills we hope to soon have classes here on Fridays.  More information as we receive it. Please pop along to Kingside if you wish to join these classes or for further information call 01493 856900

We also have lots of volunteering opportunities either in the office or charity shop through "Your Future in your Hands" as part of the Building Better Opportunities Project.


If you wish to be part of this exciting new project please call Simon for more information on 01493 856900.  Other volunteering opportunities are also available so please call in at the office for more information.

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Norwich Credit Union are here Mondays 2-4pm and Fridays 10-12.30pm providing advice to anyone having trouble with opening a Bank account or just wanting to save for a rainy day or to simply pay the bills.

Our Craft Club is held on a Thursday 10-3.30pm for those of you who enjoy crafts and being creative.  Just come along to see what its all about and maybe join in and meet new people.

We have Living Well Connectors who are there for all issues with daily living. They are based in local Doctors Surgeries. For more information see below


Things we would like to share with you that are going on around us…………………………….

The Louise Hamilton Centre held their first Renal Support Group on Wednesday 26th September 2pm-4pm and are now held on alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

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Also back in September a new cafe was held at DIAL 10am-12pm. For those who have been out of work for some time and would like help getting back into employment or volunteering.

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We now have our Christmas and New Year opening times, these are :-

Christmas Eve 9am-1.30pm

Closed Christmas Day

Closed Boxing Day

Re-open Thurs 27 Dec – 10am-3pm

Fri 28 Dec – 10am-3pm

 Closed Sat 29 Dec

New Year’s Eve – 10am-3pm

Closed New Year’s Day

 Re-open Wed 2 Jan 2019 – 9.30am-4pm

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

If you fancy your chances, why not come along and buy some of our Christmas raffle tickets, Draw to take place on 19th December at midday


£1 a strip or 3 for £2

Will you be a lucky winner

Prizes include wine, chocolates, biscuits, dvds, cds, gift sets, cuddly toys, large Christmas stocking and much more


Coming up in the New Year, we are holding our Annual General Meeting. This will be on Friday 8 February. More details to follow so watch this space and save the date

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