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Welcome to PASTEL
This website was last update June 22nd, 2014
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
The Civic Trust, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council and the Open College Network.
Customers include those with learning disabilities, mental health problems, dementia and brain injuries,
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 well being.
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.
To see a PASTEL Composite Leaflet, click here.
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