Outreach

Baby & Toddler Cafe

Our Baby & Toddler café meets during term time from 9.30 until 11.30am on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month in the All Saints’ Community Rooms in Mundesley.

Led by a dedicated team many parents and children come and join in the fun, and make plenty of mess at the same time.  Proper coffee and good conversation to be had; why not come along and  join us?  Mums, dads, parents, carers – all welcome…and it’s free

Open Door Café

Open Door dementia, our dementia friendly café runs on the 3rd Friday of each month from 10am until 11.30am in the All Saints’ Community Rooms in Mundesley.

Free tea, coffee and cakes plus craft activities & puzzles with occasional entertainment and keep fit. A place for carers and those who are cared for, and all our volunteers are Dementia friends trained.

Members of All Saints’ church recognised a need in the local community, especially with the elderly and those struggling to care for their loved ones. As we live in a rural setting many people are isolated and support is thinly spread for those who are cared for and the carers themselves and we want to offer a space where people could come and chat, feel welcome and begin to break down the barriers of loneliness.

Held in the All Saints’ Community Rooms opposite the Parish church and free parking is available

Our history:

The café was initiated by Eleanor Jones, Wendy Fredericks, and other members of the Mundesley Parish church supported by the Revd Andrew Jones. Their vision for a community café came early in 2017 when they noticed the need for support and friendships amongst the local community’s older generations, and for social environments which were inclusive for those with additional needs.

Eleanor and Revd Andrew Jones, whose daughter has multiple learning difficulties, has personally experienced the complications carers can face taking their loved ones to public and social places.

There have been many times when it has been easier to stay at home, but the more times I have done this the more confidence I lost, I am sure many people feel this way but don’t know where to start.  We hope that the Open Door café has created a place for everyone, somewhere that cares for carers and those who are cared for.  A safe space where no one is judged and everyone is valued as part of our wonderful community.  

Norman Lamb when opening the café said: “It’s really inspiring to see members of the community creating dementia and complex need-friendly spaces, especially considering the high levels of social isolation conditions like dementia can lead to. Open Door is a fantastic initiative which I am proud to have opened.  I hope it flourishes.”

The café was made possible through fundraising on the part of many local businesses and charities, including The Friends of Mundesley Inshore Lifeboat, Mundesley Fish and Fry, Affinity Digital Agents, Trunch Village Store, Aviva and TESCO, amongst others.

The café hopes to host outside agencies like Age UK in the future to provide wider assistance to those attending the café.