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The Fromus Centre

 

Seaman Avenue, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1DZ
'The community enterprise centre for Saxmundham'
The River Fromus

 

 

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Users

We have a growing number of groups that rent our facilitiBarleyes on an ad hoc and regular basis, and you can do this too! Ad hoc users and regular class / club activities are promoted below.

Ad Hoc Users:

Suffolk Coastal District Council + Suffolk County Council +

HM Planning Inspectorate + TESCO + Suffolk Coalition of Disabled People + ACE Suffolk People First + Lime Skills CIC + Central Access and Referral Agency for Suffolk (CARA) + The Centre West Suffolk CIC + U3A + Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust + Coastal Leisure Learning CIC + Brook Farm Residents Association + Flagship Housing + Mid Anglian Enterprise Agency Limited (MENTA) + Leading Lives + The Saxmundham & District Rotary Club + Live Well Suffolk + Therese Coffey MP + Norfolk Heritage Care + Realise Futures CIC + Waitrose Social Club + The Pre‑school Learning Alliance + Suffolk Family Carers + Anglia Case Management Ltd + Sizewell A & B Stakeholder Group + Meadow Brook Playcare + Community Action Suffolk + Suffolk Coastal Conservative Association + Ice Watch Ltd + Suffolk MIND + Healthwatch Suffolk + Age UK + Suffolk Brokerage + Ipswich Building Society

+ Care Quality Commission + Sekford Foundation + Qualified Education + Nayland Care + Orwell Housing Association + Saxmundham Judo Club

 

Regular Class / Club Activities:

 

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy


Tai Chi classes run 7-9pm every Wedneasday in the Fromus Centre Main Hall. Adapted from martial arts, Tai Chi is gentle exercise that allows you to stretch your muscles, tendons, and ligaments in a natural way, creating a feeling of relaxation and providing health benefits. The class welcomes young and old alike and takes a relaxed and friendly approach to teaching.

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Pilates with Lucy

Pilates classes run 6-7pm every Monday in the Fromus Centre Main Hall and improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the "powerhouse" and is thought to be the key to a person's stability. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced, of all ages.

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The SMILE Cafe

The SMILE Cafe is a weekly pop-up cafe, running every Thursday from 10am to 2pm, providing hot and cold drinks, snacks and light lunches - and respite primarily for Carers and those adults with additional mental needs eg dementia, learning disabilities, mental health problems, strokes and head injuries. For more information on this pop-up cafe, please visit www.smile-cafe.org.uk

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PASTEL Saturday Youth Club

PASTEL is a social enterprise supporting vulnerable adults (aged 19+ not in education, training or employment), and young adults (age 13-25, still in education / training), with additional needs - by providing Saturday Club lifeskills workshops These fun workshops take place from 10.30am - 3.30pm on the first and third Saturdays of every month. For more information, please visit www.pastel.org.uk

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PASTEL Wellbeing Club

 

The PASTEL Wellbeing Club aims to relieve stress, foster self-expression and promote happiness.The inclusive PASTEL Wellbeing Club is aimed at reducing social isolation and improve wellbeing for those adults with additional needs eg adults with learning disabilities as well as those who are living alone and / or feeling anxious or depressed. Each session includes a mix of socialising, group singing, music and and some gentle Chi Gung chair exercises. This social group is all about joining with others to relax, exercise your mind, body and lungs and gain that feel good factor.

This club meets 10am - 12pm every Friday morning. For more information , please visit www.pastel.org.uk

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PASTEL Cooking Club

For adults with learning disabilities, those feeling anxious or depressed or just in need of some company, this club is designed to raise that feelgood factor in the friendly company of others.This club meets 10am - 1pm every Tuesday morning. For more information , please visit www.pastel.org.uk

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Realise Futures Careers Advice & Job Club

One to one sessions (Careers Advice and initial meetings), every Monday morning, and group sessions (Job Club) every Monday afternoon

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Erin-Lea Murphy School of Dance

Erin-Lea Murphy School of Dance provides weekly dance classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern (including the Jazz Awards), Disco Freestyle and the new Street Dance and Commercial Hip-Hop awards, every Thursday from 4pm. Also weekly classes for Adults in Tap and Zumba® and Zumba Gold®. For more information on this group please visit www.erinleamurphyschoolofdance.co.uk

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St.John's Parents & Toddlers

St.John's church run a weekly parent and toddlers session, in the main hall, on Wednesday mornings, 9-11am.

For more information on this group please contact us.

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East Suffolk U3A

The University of the Third Age (U3A) across East Suffolk is a cooperative of people offering educational, recreational and social activities for those with time during the day. The Creative Crafters interest group meet 10.00 a.m. - 12.00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. For further information, please visit www.u3aeastsuffolk.org.uk/update/interest-groups/9-publicly-accessible-group-information/arts/138-creative-crafters

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Saxmundham Brownies & Guides

The Saxmundham Rainbows, Brownies and Guides all use our main hall every Monday night of the school term. The Rainbows and Brownies meet 5.15pm-6.45pm and the Guides from 7pm-9pm. For more information on these groups please contact us.

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Mingle

Mingle is a social club for adults with learning disabilities and meets 7-9pm, on the 3rd Thursday of every month.For more information on this group please contact us.

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SCYPPS

SCYPPS provides a monthly social club, every fourth Saturday, for children with disabilities and additional needs aged from 5 to 18 years. For more information on this group please contact us.

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