Useful Links & Contacts

Local sources of support for professionals working with families in the Wayland area

Type of support Local Organisation Description of service Contact details
Norfolk Family Information Service
Norfolk Directory
Counselling Sanctuary Counselling General counselling in the Watton area. 01953 880922
Sue Lambert Trust Counselling service for men and women survivors of sexual abuse, past and present. 01603 622406 (women)
0808 808 4321 (men)
Lisa Thomas Counselling at the Children’s Centre 01953 878548
Eating Disorders Counselling Support around eating disorders including anorexia/ bulimia. 07979066765
Mancroft Advice Project Information, advice, advocacy, support and counselling for young people aged 11-25. 01603 766 994
0800 917 5917
Relate Offer counselling – a positive approach to relationship problems and therapy for couples, individuals, families and young people. 01603 625 333
Pregnancy Choices Charitable organisation offering Confidential and practical support to anyone facing an unplanned or difficult pregnancy. 0845 2300123
Counselling Directory Confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help and to connect individuals with qualified counsellors in the UK
Bereavement Support Cruse Bereavement Care Bereavement counselling, help and practical support to anyone who has been affected by a death. 01603 219977
Nelson’s Journey Nelson’s Journey offers a range of services to support bereaved children and young people living in Norfolk. 01603 431 788
NHS Choices Provides specialist consultation and assessment on all aspects of child bereavement to families and professionals. 01603 723 802
Disabilities Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People We campaign for equal access and real independence for all disabled people. 01508 491210
Contact a Family Providing support, information and advice to parents of disabled children across Norfolk. 01366 502233
0808 8083555
Mental Health Services MIND A registered charity which is dedicated to supporting people with mental ill health. 01603 615967
01603 629432
CAMHS (Community and Mental Health Services) We help children and young people with difficulties such as feeling low in mood or feeling very worried. For Parents 0808 802 5544
Samaritans Samaritans are available to anyone who needs them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a yr. 08457 909090
  Point 1 Support for Children who have emerging anxiety and low mood. 0800 977 4077
Wellbeing Service Mental Health Support in the Community. 0300 123 1503
Eating Disorders Rehab Center
Health Visitors Children & Young People’s Health Service Norfolk From 20/03/2017 0300 300 0123
Child Development Unit Upton Road Childrens Centre Child Development Unit in Norwich. Child Development Unit, 40 Upton Road, Norwich  Tel:01603 508968
Autism Support The National Autistic Society A free phone service for advice and support for people with ASD and their families / carers. 0808 800 4104
Domestic Abuse Service Daisy Programme Breaking the chain of Domestic Abuse in Breckland.
Leeway Provides specialist support and advice to adults and children who have experienced or who are still experiencing Domestic Abuse. 0845 241 2171
Women’s aid national helpline
0808 200 0247
Education Treetots Vicky Copsey Blenheim Centre, Tedder Close, Watton IP25 6HU
Tel: 07743 097618
Little Acorns Angie Chilvers / Dawn Turner

Youth and Community Centre, Harvey Street, Watton IP25 6EB
Tel: 07843 772712

Carbrooke Playgroup Mel Findon Coronation Hall, Carbrooke IP25 6SW
Tel: 07729 190165 (Mon 9-12.30pm Tue-Fri 9-3.00pm)
First Steps Pre School Andrea Jolly The Well Christian Centre, Swaffham Road, Ashill  IP25 7BT
Tel: 01760 447444
Happyfeet Day Nursery Heidi Billing The Old Doctors Surgery, St Giles Road, Watton IP25 6XG
Tel: 01953 881705
Parkers Primary Headteacher: Mr Cor Decker Pound Hill, Saham Toney, IP25 7HP
Tel: 01953 881601
St Peters and St Pauls Primary Headteacher: Hannah Wheeler Bridge Street, Carbrooke IP25 6SW
Tel:01953 881537
Thompson Primary Headteacher: Lisa Heath School Road, Thompson, Thetford
Tel:01953 483271
Caston Primary Headteacher: Mr Cor Decker The Street, Caston, Attleborough NR17 1DD
Tel:01953 483304
Ashill Primary Headteacher: Steve Creasey The Oaks, Ashill, Thetford, IP25 7AP
Tel: 01760 440403
Great Hockham Primary Headteacher: Alexander Bowles Watton Road, Great Hockham, Thetford, IP24 1PB
Wayland Junior Academy Principal: Mrs Kaye Brandon Road, Watton, IP25 6AL
Tel: 01953 881387
Westfield Infants Executive Head: Alex Lightbown West Road, Watton, IP25 6AU
Tel: 01953 882669
Wayland Academy Principal: Glen Allott Merton Road, Watton, IP25 6BA
Tel: 01953 881514
Children’s Speech and Language Therapy The Speech and Language Team can be contacted if there are concerns regarding the speech and language development of a child. East Coast Community Healthcare Tel: 01493 809977
Portage Amy Puttock A home visiting service for families with children who have additional needs who do not attend more than four sessions in an early years setting. Norfolk Portage service, County Hall, Norwich
Tel: 0344 8008020
Key Worker Service Clare Draper A service for families with children with complex additional needs. Norfolk Key worker Service, Childrens Services, 40 Upton Road, Norwich, NR4 7PA
Tel: 01603 508968
Starfish Support for families with children who have learning difficulties up to age 18. 01553 762742
Club 99 Holiday club for children over 5 with additional needs at a reduced price. Tel: 07504 155349
Sure Start Children’s Centre Kirsty Rutherford & Anna Mucha Outreach activities, Adult Learning, Funding for childcare, for counselling.Toy Library, family support. Watton Children’s Centre, West Road, Watton IP25 6AU
Tel: 01953 880175
Housing Key Select Scheme For all housing enquiries in the Breckland Area. ARP Trading Ltd, Elizabeth House, Walpole Lake, Dereham, NR19 1EE
Tel: 01362 656 833
Stonham Homestay For support with housing issues, financial challenges and benefits. 5 Woolgate Court, Heath House, Norwich, NR2 4AP
Tel: 0845 155 0390
Breckland Housing Housing Support Advice Wayland House
Wednesdays & Fridays
Tel: 01953 883915
Homestart Families with Children aged 0-5yrs. For support within the home. Tel: 0800 0686368
Legal Support Civil Legal Advice A free phone service that offers support with housing, debt, domestic abuse, custody, benefits, care proceedings, divorce and separation. Tel: 0345 3454345
Childrens Services MASH – Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Contact for any concerns regarding a child’s welfare. Tel: 0344 800 8020
  Early Help Support for families with children up to the age of 19. Tel: 01362 654515
  Breastfeeding Support Diane Sartin Watton Children’s Centre, West Road, Watton  IP25 6AU
Tel: 01953 880175
Mob: 07881 513545
Eating Disorders Rehab recovery is a free helpline for people suffering from a wide range of eating disorders. Tel: 0800 0886686
Norfolk Children’s Centre There are 53 Children’s Centres across Norfolk that offer families with children under the age of eight a free range of services, information and support in their local community.
Midwife Team Peddars Way Midwife team Mitzi Adlam Dereham Hospital, Northgate, Dereham, NR19 2EX
Tel: 01362 851584
Job Centre Plus For all enquiries regarding returning to work or benefit enquiries. 16 -18 High Street, Dereham, NR19 1DX
Tel: 01362 773800
Advice and Support Citizens Advice Bureau For advice and support free of charge. The Cabin, Harvey Street, Watton IP25 6EB
Tel: 08444 111 444
Lone Parent Support Gingerbread Advice practical support for single parents.
Helpline: 0808 802 0925
Debt Services National Debt Line A free government supported advice line for problems with finances and debt. Tel: 0808 084000
Food Bank Watton Open Mondays and Thursdays3-4pm

Christian Community Centre, 57 High Street, Watton IP25 6AB

Tel: 07591 036901

St Mary’s Church Gerry Foster
Tel:  01953 881252
Turn 2 Us National Charity Helps people in financial hardship to gain access to

welfare benefits, grants and support services.

Outdoor Toys and Safety Resource ideas for parents and guardians to help keep little ones safe while playing outside.