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PASTEL Saturday Club

Encouraging and supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged adults, young adults, carers and their families to make the most of their lives - providing a range of weekday, evening and weekend opportunities for informal learning (personal development/life skills) and social activities.

The PASTEL Saturday Club provides personal and social development of young adults, aged 13-28 and disadvantaged by circumstances or environment - especially those with learning disabilities.

PASTEL Clubs also includes 2 new weekly activities for adults with additional needs (19 -91:

  • The PASTEL Cooking Club - every Tuesday,  (10am – 1pm)
  • The PASTEL Wellbeinging Club – every Friday, (10am – 12pm)
  • The PASTEL Saturday  Club - Club runs on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of every month, from 10.30am to 3.30pm, for young adults with learning disabilities, aged 13-26yrs.

These are particularly aimed at adults and young adults with learning disabilities or mental health issues such anxiety, depression or simply those who feel in the need of company. Free taster sessions will be available.

PASTEL provides a wide range of social, educational & learning, leisure & recreational opportunities.

Please visit our website for further details.

Who to contact

Don Tricker,
Volunteer Director (and Parent Carer)
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Where to go

PASTEL Community Interest Company
The Fromus Centre
Seaman Avenue
IP17 1DZ
Area served
Parking details
Close to A12 with plenty of free car parking on site.
Close to bus stops and walking distance from Saxmundham Train station.
Restrictions to access
Young adults, aged 13-25, with learning disabilities.

Days & Times

Time of day
Session Information
Saturday Club (for tthose with learning disabilities
aged 13-25) - £25 per 5-hour session

Other details

Cost Details
Cooking Club - 3-hour session is £12 Wellbeing Club - 2-hour session, is £8 Saturday Club - 5-hour day is £25
Referral required?
Age Groups
16-25 years, Adults, Young people
Disabled Parking, Adapted Toilet

PASTEL Saturday Club - Saturdays, 10.30am-3.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month

The PASTEL Cooking Club - every Tuesday,  (10am – 1pm)

The PASTEL Wellbeing Club – every Friday, (10am – 12pm)

Service users involved in planning
regular consultation
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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

PASTEL is a social enterprise set up by carers, in 2005, with the social aim of encouraging and supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged adults, young adults, carers and their families to make the most of their lives - providing a range of weekday, evening and weekend opportunities for informal learning (personal development / life skills) and social activities.

PASTEL is based at the multi-functional Fromus Centre, Saxmundham, in rural East Suffolk. We mainly serve those from a catchment area of up to 20 miles around Saxmundham.

Originally funded by the Big Lottery Fund, for three years, PASTEL CIC's subsequent funders and partners have included Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Open College Network, Suffolk Discrimination Law Service, TESCO, Waitrose, EDF Energy, Magnox, The Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company, The Rotary Club of Saxmundham & District and Brook Farm Residents Association.

Customers include adults, and young adults, with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues eg anxiety, depression - as well as Carers and older people seeking company.

Apart from a few sessional workers, all the directors and members of the PASTEL Management Committee are volunteers. PASTEL generates over 2,500 volunteer hours for the community each year.

At PASTEL CIC, we aim to prevent isolation of vulnerable adults and promote their health and wellbeing. We help people to relax and enjoy themselves, make new friends and experience new activities.

The PASTEL team work with Personal Action Plans, to ensure people are supported flexibly to do the things they want.

We are open to self-referrals or referrals via schools / colleges, transitions teams, social work teams, DWP / JobCentrePlus, community support etc.

Don Tricker
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities

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