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Welcome to the PASTEL Tuesday Clubs



PASTEL is a social enterprise - originally set up in 2005, and initially developed with the assistance of a Big Lottery Fund grant - that provides respite in the form of informal learning, recreation and socialising with others. Apart from a few sessional workers, all the directors and members of the PASTEL Management Committee are volunteers.

The new PASTEL Tuesday Clubs, formed in 2014, provide a flexible part-day or whole day social club with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities involving informal learning, recreation and socialising. It serves adults, aged 19+ with learning disabilities, and offers them a choice of stimulating activities. Members bring a packed lunch.



PASTEL Cooking Club

runs in the morning

for 3 hours

(10am - 1pm)

and involves healthy food preparation, cooking and socialising.


PASTEL Arts & Crafts Club

runs in the afternoon

for 3 hours

(1.00 -4pm)

and involves arts and crafts, gardening and games.


Members can attend either one, or both PASTEL Tuesday Clubs

For those still at school or college, aged 13-25, there is also the PASTEL Saturday Club.

PASTEL provides a safe and friendly setting, with members actively involved with deciding the programme of activities. In addition, each member has a Personal Action Plan (PAP), specifying at least three learning outcomes. The PAP is constructed with the added inputs of parent carers. It is reviewed annually to evaluate progress and develope new objectives, as appropriate.

These person-centred fun activities run on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, throughout the year.. Supervision is provided by professional staff, supported by volunteer male and female mentors. The ratio of members to general support is very high, usuially 2:1.

PASTEL is based at the multi-functional Fromus Centre, Saxmundham.We mainly serve those from a catchment area of up to 20 miles around Saxmundham. The multi-functional Fromus Centre provides indoor and outdoor facilities, including a large modern hall, well eqipped kitchen, a large grassed play area and a community garden.

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

PASTEL's Admission Policy requires members to have a diagnosis of a learning disability (mild/moderate/severe), have independent personal care skills and be able to demonstrate a minimum level of compliance necessary for his/her development, and to ensure a safe and productive learning environment.

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The PASTEL Tuesday Club is sponsored and managed by

the PASTEL Community Interest Company.


This website was last updated on Sunday, December 21st, 2014


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