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Waveney Enterprises - Referrals

Waveney Enterprises is a charity situated in the heart of Beccles, Suffolk, supporting adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities in the Norfolk and Suffolk area.


In the first instance, an interested person, a member of their family, a carer, G.P, or social worker/ health professional should contact a member of the staff team to start the referral process which runs as follows.

  • An informal visit and tour of the workshop.
  • Application form
  • A meeting with all parties concerned
  • A free of charge taster day
  • A 3 month probationary period with induction and a care plan introduced
  • A full contract offered if the above is successful


Our service is charged per day, with funding available via social services or direct payment. For the current charge please contact the manager.

How You Can Help

Although we raise money through service user charges and shop sales, we still depend hugely on donations and fundraising activities to continue and expand our valuable service.

There are many ways you can help us, these include:

Donating funds - you can donate through…

Virgin money giving

Cheque, cash or postal order

Donating time - giving time is as valuable as giving money. We depend on a dedicated group of artistic volunteers for many of our activities and can always use more help to give service users extra 1:1 support.

If you would like to donate some of your time to volunteer with us please Click Here

Donating materials - we use mostly recycled materials in our workshop, we regularly require the following…

Haberdashery - wool, fabric, cotton reels, buttons, scissors, pins, needles, sewing machines and accessories.

Art supplies - paper, card, unleaded paint, water based glue and paint brushes.

Wood work supplies – clean wood, tools and machinery.

Please contact us if you feel you have something we may be able to use for future projects, larger items can be collected locally.

We can also recycle ink cartridges and mobile phones.

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