New Age Concern centre opens in Cromer

A new drop-in centre to help the elderly in north Norfolk opened at Cromer this week.Age Concern has converted a former music and health food shop in Church Street into a base providing information and support services.

A new drop-in centre to help the elderly in north Norfolk opened at Cromer this week.

Age Concern has converted a former music and health food shop in Church Street into a base providing information and support services.

The facility, called The Place, will offer advice and guidance about benefits, and links to services such as a handyman and befriending.

It was aimed at the over-60s but also younger people with disabilities who had concerns, said Age Concern North Norfolk vice-chairman Margaret Craske. The office had previously run at Sheringham for five years, but moved to Cromer to find suitable premises as it expanded.


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Age Concern was however retaining its day centre at the Good Companions hall in Cremer Street, which provided meals, social contact, bathing, chiropody, hairdressing and kept fit, she stressed. Local general manager Lyn Battrick would also be based at the day centre and contactable on 01263 823126.

The Place, near the Overstrand Road traffic lights, will be officially opened in the New Year by North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, but its services were launched on Monday. It can be contacted on the former number of 01263 822744 for the time being.

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