The Norfolk Opportunities Centre based in Dereham, Mid-Norfolk, provides day opportunities both within the centre and externally in the local community, undertaking a range of activities exclusively for adults with autism. People who attend the centre live either within one of our Autism Anglia’s residential homes, with their families or carers and many who live independently within the wider community.

The atmosphere within the centre is relaxed, never feels crowded, offering personalised activities and projects in a low arousal environment. Our groups are kept to a minimum ratio of one instructor to two people and we also offer a bespoke one to one support package for people with higher complexed support needs.

All our activities are assessed and tailored to meet the needs of the individual and include a variety of skill-based and leisure sessions such as crafts, art and textiles, sports, computers and horticulture.  Our life skills department supports people to develop and improve their independent living skills. Sessions cover everyday tasks such as cooking and meal planning, money management, timekeeping, road awareness, travelling on public transport, confidence building, shopping and supporting with voluntary work placements.

We have a sensory and relaxation room accessible to people attending our centre, where we can offer individuals a quiet and safe place to support manage any anxieties they may be experiencing. In some circumstances, we can offer our sensory rooms to be hired or used by adults with autism not otherwise supported by the centre.

At the Norfolk Opportunities Centre, we firmly believe in promoting a positive image of people affected by an Autism Spectrum Condition and in particular with supporting individuals with their community inclusion.

Participation in community-based venues such as our local leisure centres, cinema, supermarkets and cafes supports individuals from being socially isolated and to be actively involved within their community, something we at the Opportunities Centre are extremely passionate about.

Contact Us

The Norfolk Opportunities Centre
24-27 Bertie Ward Way
NR19 1TE

Telephone: 01362 654477

Email: [email protected]