Welcome to Aspires

Aspires is a day service based in Fincham in the heart of Norfolk offering work experience in a safe working environment

Aspires Day Centre

Here at Aspires, we pride ourselves in giving individuals an opportunity to feel valued, build their confidence and self-worth in a place they can express themselves through the world of work.

We are unlike most day services in our local area as we offer sheltered work experience with real working contracts with real customers.

What to expect in a day at Aspires

In the morning we work on our regular contracts up until lunchtime. Every service user has the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks.

We have two tea breaks, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. There is a choice of tea, coffee or squash plus a biscuit. A packed lunch is required.

After lunch, we have free time. This part of the day is for service users to spend time engaging in craft, life skills and activities.

What Aspires can offer you

Aspires is aimed at the higher ability group, who can work independently with guidance or none at all.

One of our aims is to provide our service users with a working environment to help them into possible future employment

This could be full-time employment or volunteering on the days they aren’t at Aspires. Over the years we have become very successful in this aspect. Some of our service users volunteer at charity shops, coffee shops, and supermarkets. Some have even been lucky enough to get into paid employment.

During free time, we can help complete application forms, support with CVs or even hold mock interviews to build confidence for future opportunities. We work with service users to achieve their own personal goals. These goals are set out in their own personal development plans

What Aspires can offer you

We understand that this is not an option for all of our service users, but none the less they still have the opportunity to gain new skills and build on their current knowledge.

In the afternoons, we have educational games or work one on one if anyone is wanting to improve on a specific subject. This could be reading, writing or how to use the computer.

How to join us

Our service users are either referred to us through social services or come to us privately.

If you need a referral, please speak with your social worker and they will be able to take your request further.

Alternatively, if you would like to join privately please get in touch to arrange a meeting. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.