Centre 81’s principle activity is to provide and maintain a Centre for the purposes of recreation and other leisure time occupation in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving quality of life. Established in 1981 we provide a ground-breaking skills and activity centre which works with people with physical and other disabilities including those with complex health/social needs and those who have deteriorating health and shortened life expectancy. We also run a door-to-door community bus service with ten fully accessible buses offering regular transport for residents within the Borough of Great Yarmouth who are unable to access public transport, including those with disabilities. This service has 500 registered users.
Our existing centre based services consist of a wide array of activities catering for up to 80-90 members per annum and we encourage/help the people we work with to develop their abilities, enjoy themselves, integrate with the local community and become more independent. Our ethos, which informs everything we do, is ‘Ability not Disability’ as we seek to break down the barriers which prevent local people living a full, healthy and productive life. Our Community Transport service connects our members with their local community.