Held in the All Saints’ Community Rooms opposite the Parish church and free parking is available.
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 di#culties, 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.
Sir 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.