AUGUST 2019 Newsletter

DIAL Great Yarmouth's Monthly Newsletter

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Special Points of Interest

  • Craft Club

  • Volunteering opportunities

  • Credit Union

  • ESOL Classes

  • English Classes

  • Living Well Connectors

  • Get Set DIAL

  • Citizens Advice

  • Social Blooms 2


Issue 9

August 2019


Welcome to August’s monthly newsletter.

East Coast College English classes with tutor Catherine. Tuesdays and Fridays will return later this month. We will keep you updated. See poster below for info on East Coast College ESOL course assessment and interview days in September. Classes will return to DIAL later in September.

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Do you need help with reading and understanding letters, well we can help. We are now offering this service, for details see below:-

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Great Yarmouth & Waveney MIND are now known as Norfolk & Waveney MIND. For all enquiries please call MIND on 01493 842129.

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Norfolk County Council have an exciting new programme starting in September for people aged 19+ with learning disabilities. The course involves cooking, learning how to live healthy on a budget, confidence building, gentle exercise, wellbeing, art and much more. The course is being offered across Norfolk so if you would like more information please see the attached ILS Road Shows leaflet or you can contact Rachel Dunn on 07450 717150 or a member of the team.


We have secured further funding for The Social Blooms 2 project through The Green Light Trust and Social Prescribing so this project will be relaunched very soon, so watch this space. this project provides great support to our gardening volunteers giving them more confidence and self esteem..

Volunteering Opportunities are always available here at DIAL.

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If you wish to be part of our friendly volunteering team please call Jenny for more information on 01493 856900. 

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Norwich Credit Union are here Mondays 1-4pm and extra hour has been added due to demand, 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. They are also offering Child Benefit Loans and will be taking appointment bookings on 01603 764904 or 07504 433758 to be held at DIAL between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Fridays only. See poster below:-

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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. Below is just some of the things that have been created within the Craft Club.


We have some exciting events coming up:-

Get Set DIAL has had its first activity event. Its called Family Fund Fridays which is for families 10am-1pm and held at the Shrublands Centre in Gorleston.. So if you are a working age parent and would like to do something with your children for the holidays involving sport i.e. rounders, volleyball, etc get in touch with James at the DIAL office on 01493 856900.

We are currently preparing a room at the DIAL office, so that “Go Geronimo” can install some gym equipment and run some exercise classes. Further details to follow on this, so watch this space.

Social Prescribing have provided funding to set up a women’s group focusing on health and wellbeing. This will be a small group so get in touch quick if you are interested in joining in. This starts in 2 weeks on 14th August and will run for 8 weeks on Wednesday evenings 6pm-8pm and the venue is Feathers Futures, 17-18 Broad Row Great Yarmouth

Norfolk and Waveney Mind are starting another Women’s Group which is a friendly, informal group for social time in a comfortable atmosphere with food and drinks available to purchase, more info in poster below:-

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Also coming up we have met with a University Student Josh Epstein-Lines who is creating an evacuation exercise where you can act out being a evacuee in a mock flooding. this will not be until 9th September but info regarding this is on poster below:-

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That’s all for this month for the moment, see you all again in September.

Dial Web Admin